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Cholesterol-lowering statin therapy for healthy people is not as simple as 'yes' or 'no'Subscription

7 MAR 2017By

Recent reports of large trials extolling the virtues of statins have led many to believe that low-risk patients should take them, but an examination of the evidence provides food for thought.

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Why some patients are reluctant to take osteoporosis drugsSubscription

8 FEB 2017By

There are a number of factors that contribute to patients’ fear and reluctance to take osteoporosis drugs, leaving them at increased risk of fractures.

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Why biosimilars should be interchangeable with biologicsSubscription

9 JAN 2017By

Research suggests no substantive outcome differences between the use of originator biologics and their biosimilar counterparts Source: Shutterstock.com

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Dangers with inappropriate use of long-acting beta agonists Subscription

1 DEC 2016By , ,

Caution is required when prescribing or dispensing long-acting beta agonists to manage airways diseases, such as asthma.

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Assessing the safety of hormonal replacement therapySubscription

8 NOV 2016By ,

Since the dawn of hormonal replacement therapy — now known as menopausal hormone therapy — there have been conflicting reports about its risks and safety. A thorough examination of the evidence suggests it can be used safely in menopausal women.

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