Jenny Ko, PharmD, Author at MPR

Jenny Ko, PharmD

All articles by Jenny Ko, PharmD

Healthcare Reform and Women's Health Preventive Services: What is Now Cost-Free to the Patient?

Healthcare Reform and Women’s Health Preventive Services: What is Now Cost-Free to the Patient?

National data show that women are more likely to be uninsured, and when they have insurance, can pay premiums up to 84% higher than men who are receiving the same coverage. The Affordable Care Act contains a provision that enforces private insurance companies to make certain preventive services (e.g., mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, prenatal care, and other services) available without co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles.

Panadol Advance Provides Faster Pain Relief in Post-Surgical Dental Pain

Panadol Advance (paracetamol; fast-absorbing) 1,000mg tablets were more efficacious and demonstrated faster onset and longer duration of pain relief compared with Panadol Advance 500mg, standard paracetamol 650mg, and placebo, reported Yong Yue, MD, from Jean Brown Research, Salt Lake City, UT at the American Pain Society’s 31st Annual Scientific Meeting.

Gender Differences in Pain Management: The Effect of Sexual Dimorphism

At the American Pain Society’s 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Jon Levine, MD, PhD discussed recent data showing that kappa-opioids, generally observed to be less effective in providing pain relief than mu-receptor opioids, were not only equally effective in producing pain relief in a female patient population, but were also associated with a reduced incidence of adverse effects and greater overall patient satisfaction.