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237+ million medication errors made every year in England

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237+ million medication errors made every year in England 237+ million medication errors made every year in England Credit: CC0 Public Domain More than 237 million medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS upwards of £98 million and more than 1700 …

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    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients

    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients

    No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients No-deductible preventive drugs lower costs, increase medication use for low-income diabetes patients For patients with diabetes — especially those with lower incomes — preventive drug lists (PDLs) of essential medications available with no deductible can reduce out-of-pocket costs …

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      Diabetes medication prescribing increased 2003 to 2016

      Diabetes medication prescribing increased 2003 to 2016

      Diabetes medication prescribing increased 2003 to 2016 Diabetes medication prescribing increased 2003 to 2016 (HealthDay)—Pharmacologic treatment for type 2 diabetes increased from 2003 to 2016, according to a study published online March 31 in Diabetes Care. Phuc Le, Ph.D., from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and colleagues used data from …

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        Even damaged livers can handle life-saving medication

        Even damaged livers can handle life-saving medication 3

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain When you ingest a drug—whether over-the-counter Tylenol or medication prescribed by a doctor—your liver is your body’s first responder. And just like other first responders, sometimes the liver gets hurt. Doctors used to make patients with drug-induced liver injury stop taking all their medications until the …

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          Medication treatment may lower risk for opioid overdose death

          Medication treatment may lower risk for opioid overdose death 4

          (HealthDay)—Medication treatment with methadone and buprenorphine is associated with a significantly lower risk for overdose death for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) compared with nonmedication treatment, but this lower risk does not persist after discontinuing treatment, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Addiction. Noa Krawczyk, Ph.D., …

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            Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent

            Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent 6

            Adding cilostazol—an antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain—tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. Blockage of a neck artery (carotid artery) is a major cause of stroke. Opening the …

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