U.S. must ensure access to essential drugs, federal report finds
May 31, 2022
The report addresses supply chain vulnerabilities for 143 key drugs, with the aim of preventing shortages.
Medical experts devise list of low-value drugs, prescribing practices
Feb 22, 2022
Researchers have proposed a new metric for identifying low-value medication prescribing in older adults, according to a recent article in JAMA Network Open.
Pharmacy benefits manager to begin air-dropping prescriptions
Feb 07, 2022
Magellan RX Management, a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), in partnership with Zipline, a drone technology provider, will start air-dropping prescriptions, including specialty medications used to treat...
CDC data reveal drug types most linked to emergency department visits among seniors
Oct 06, 2021
Emergency department visits for medication harm to older adults most frequently involve prescribed anticoagulants and diabetes drugs, according to a new federal study.
NAMS updates guidance for managing osteoporosis in older women
Sep 07, 2021
Lifelong treatment is required to keep osteoporosis under control in post-menopausal women, and hormone therapy is often the best choice to prevent further bone loss, according to the North American Menopause...
Eye drop corrects late-life vision loss in trial; Allergan reports patients’ feedback
May 10, 2021
Trial participants reported significant near-vision improvements under low-light conditions — without losing distance vision, reports Allergan, which is seeking FDA approval for the drug.
Deprescribe these drugs in elders with life-limiting illness, expert says
Mar 08, 2020
There’s just not enough evidence to justify the use of certain medications when treating these residents, writes the past president of the American Geriatrics Society.
Key strategies for proper hazardous drug disposal
May 18, 2015
Although long-term care organizations successfully distribute drugs to patients every day, their processes for getting rid of the waste associated with those medications may sometimes fall short, exposing...
CDI can transform healthcare
Jon Elion, M.D.
May 01, 2015
Rather than simply recreating what we already do today with notes, simple databases and spreadsheets, new technologies allow for totally new workflows, efficiencies, integration, reporting and analysis....
New drug delivery system shows promise in managing Parkinson’s
Apr 23, 2015
Medical researchers say a new treatment could effectively combat the biggest obstacle in managing Parkinson’s Disease – the difficulty in absorbing medications because of erratic muscles that...