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As public figures and some in the media touted hydroxychloroquine, prescriptions skyrocketed. Grace Cary / Moment via Getty Images

When Trump pushed hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of prescriptions followed despite little evidence that it worked

When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor's office.
A new survey finds that, when it comes to medication, many older adults plan to keep going to the pharmacy as they always have. Braulio Jatar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Older Americans are risking coronavirus exposure to get their medications

As coronavirus continues to spread, older adults face a challenge: how to get the medications they need without putting themselves at risk. A new national survey shows they aren't prepared.
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people. Satyrenko/Shutterstock.com

Low blood pressure could be a culprit in dementia, studies suggest

Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Leave your medicines in their box when you go abroad, and check if you need a doctor’s letter. from www.shutterstock.com

The medicines to pack for your overseas holiday

Before travelling, plan ahead in case you need to pack medicines for sleep, diarrhoea, malaria, pain or anxiety.
Safeway pharmacist Ronak Amin is shown at his work station at the store in Wheaton, Maryland, February 13 2015. Gary Cameron/Reuters

Can pharmacists help fill the growing primary care gap?

Pharmacists are trained to do far more than dispensing medicine, but outdated policies keep them from taking on a greater role in patient care.

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