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A new study suggests that the use of statins is associated with a higher risk of developing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
The number of US school children who smoke e-cigarettes fell from 3 million in 2015 to just under 2.2 million in 2016.
Researchers observe higher accuracy rates when multi-compartment containers are used instead of original packaging to administer tablets to care-home residents.
In a study comparing treatments for type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors show double the risk of ketoacidosis versus gliptins.
Cannabidiol shows promise in reducing the frequency of convulsive seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
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A heat-detection mat that gives early warning of developing foot ulcers shows encouraging results, offering a useful tool in diabetic care.
Study shows positive effects of medicine in managing pain and improving mobility in patients with osteoarthritis.
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As more young people turn from street drugs to prescription drugs for recreation or to enhance academic performance, pharmacists need to increase their vigilance when supplying medicines, either on prescription or over the counter, and be aware of medicines’ potential to end up on the black market.
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