A new law will let Medicare bargain for the first time. But a health policy scholar explains why it’s unlikely to make much of a difference in how much seniors – or anyone else – pays for their meds.
As antibiotics lose their power to treat some forms of TB, interest in the antibacterial powers of curdlan is rising.
Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
Earlier detection and treatment of COVID-19 by health care providers in pharmacies could help prevent surges in infection rates and severe illness.
Only 3.7% of people in the U.S. with hearing difficulty own hearing aids. Thanks to a federal law in progress of being implemented, OTC hearing aids may help bridge the gap.
Side-effects for this unproven and potentially dangerous treatment range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.
Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.
The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
COVID-19 has resulted in higher than normal levels of medicine shortages. Here’s what to do if your local pharmacy is out of stock.
West Virginia’s success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Another use for your smartphone, this time to present to the pharmacists rather than a paper prescription.
The head lice drug ivermectin is being touted as a coronavirus killer. But studies suggest it would need to be taken in mega-doses far higher than those currently used, with unknown side-effects.
The new Community Pharmacy Agreement will make it easier for Australia’s pharmacists to spend time providing expert health advice to customers rather than focusing on retail revenues.
If your immunisation record is incomplete, you might repeat a vaccination unnecessarily, or miss out on government support, child care, or work. So it pays to check.
New manufacturing processes will revolutionise the way we take our medicines.
This is a pivotal time for policymakers to be vigilant about drug shortages and to ensure that Canadians have reliable access to safe drugs.
The UK government is allowing care homes and hospices to reuse leftover medicines during the pandemic. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn’t realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
As the health care system tries to solve the crisis in care around the coronavirus, pharmacists stand ready to help, but they face limits.
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.