Cannabidiol (CBD)

The popularity of medical marijuana (also known as medical cannabis) continues to grow in the US. In 2018, over 3.5 million patients were registered to use medical cannabis; an increase from 2.6 million in March, 2016. As of January 2019, 33 states and Washington D.C., have laws legalizing medical marijuana. Ten states, Washington D.C., and Canada have legalized recreational marijuana.2-4 ...
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Cholesterol Management - Understanding the 2018 Guideline

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease, is prevalent and costly. Coronary heart disease is the most common form, accounting for 43% of all deaths attributed to CVD. The underlying pathophysiology of CVD is atherosclerosis; hence the term atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Risk factor management and treatmen...
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Cholesterol Management: Understanding the 2018 Guideline - Prescribers Issue

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease, is prevalent and costly. Coronary heart disease is the most common form, accounting for 43% of all deaths attributed to CVD.1 The underlying pathophysiology of CVD is atherosclerosis; hence the term atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Risk factor management and treatme...
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Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants

This issue will review the evidence supporting DOACs and their place in therapy for: 1) atrial fibrillation (AF); 2) the acute treatment and long-term secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE); and 3) DVT and PE prevention after major orthopedic surgery and in medically ill patients. The differences among DOACs will be highlighted (eg, side effect profiles, d...
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Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease (DED) is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory disease of the ocular surface and lacrimal glands. The American Academy of Ophthalmology describes DED as inadequate moisture in the eyes due to changes in tear film consistency and the type of tears produced (leading to evaporative loss), with or without decreased tear production. The disease is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sic...
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Heartburn - Appropriate Use of OTC Medications

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that may radiate toward the neck, throat, and occasionally, the back. It most often results from the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Heartburn is among the most common gastrointestinal complaints, and is a common reason people seek medical care. The worldwide prevalence of reflux symptoms that occur at least once a week is estimated to...
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Heartburn: Appropriate Use of OTC Medications

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that may radiate toward the neck, throat, and occasionally, the back. It most often results from the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Heartburn is among the most common gastrointestinal complaints, and is a common reason people seek medical care. The worldwide prevalence of reflux symptoms that occur at least once a week is estimated to...
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Medication Safety Update: Preventing Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions - Florida Board Approved

The “Oath of a Pharmacist” that is recited at pharmacy school graduations emphasizes the importance of medication safety in the profession. The passage says, “I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.” Despite these efforts, preventable adverse events related to medications do occur, and all health care profess...
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New Drugs 2018

In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 59 new drugs – the highest number in more than 10 years – including 19 first-in-class agents. Of the 59 new approvals, 73% received priority review. This issue of The Rx Consultant focuses on the new drugs that may be important additions (including a number of “firsts”) in their therapeutic areas: influenza infection, HIV-1 i...
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Oral Agents for the Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer claims the lives of more people than any other cancer worldwide. In the US, lung cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. In 2018, there were approximately 234,030 new cases diagnosed and over 154,000 lung cancer related deaths. Lung cancers are histologically (microscopic tissue structure) defined as small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), ac...
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Pharmacy Law - A Focus on Opioid Prescriptions

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people died in the United States from a drug overdose. About 400,000 of these deaths involved both prescription and illicit opioids (eg, heroin); 218,000 deaths involved prescription opioids. In 2017 alone, there were more than 70,000 overdose deaths, with nearly 70% involving opioids. This was a 10% increase from 2016, when there were 63,632 overdose deaths ...
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