Pharmacological Therapy

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

The companies involved in these mergers say they will improve coordination of care for consumers, but critics say consumers could be left with far fewer choices and potentially higher costs.

Components of Pharmacist-Led Discharge Counseling Vary

Two differences were identified: the use of a dosage schedule, which was more frequent in studies published in 2011 or before and in studies outside the United States, and the teach-back technique, which was used more frequently in the United States.

Have Recent Guidelines Reduced Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing?

The researchers found that during the 3-year study period, about 98 million outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were filled by 39 million insurance beneficiaries. Azithromycin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanate, ciprofloxacin, and cephalexin were the most commonly prescribed antibiotics.