Concomitant use of over-the-counter medications without proper guidance by a health care provider and complete understanding of potential risks by patients could potentially result in increased drug interactions, unwanted side effects, and worsening of conditions.
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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches have become popular options for disease state management and prevention by patients.
MPR reports on the impacts of elevated body mass index (BMI) on drug dosing.
The FDA decision that 23andMe’s Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) should be classified as a medical device was highly controversial. Two experts weigh in on this complex issue.
Cardiac drug interactions make up almost 25% of all preventable adverse drug reactions.
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease has been rising, although the reasons for this increase are unclear. Several environmental factors may be responsible, although smoking is the only established environmental risk factor.
This CME/CEU activity is designed to give clinicians a better understanding of the pharmacology, indications, contraindications, benefits/risk and clinical trials data of a broad spectrum of new agents and those that have been granted a new indication.
When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2001, it was anticipated that by 2020 the pharmacogenomics approach for predicting drug responsiveness would become standard practice.
Physician assistants managing the care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus must consider both the traditional and SLE-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
A drug commonly used to treat hyperkalemia has the potential to damage the GI mucosa, especially in surgical patients or patients with end-stage renal disease.