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Communication improves BP medication adherence in low-income patients

Communication improves BP medication adherence in low-income patients
August 22, 2017

Low-income individuals with high BP were less likely to take their medication when their physician did not ask them about social issues or did not engage in collaborative communication, according to recent findings.

“Despite advances in treatments for [CV] risk factors such as hypertension, poorly controlled BP continues to be a significant public health problem in the United States,” Antoinette Schoenthaler, EdD, associate professor in the departments of population health

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Early discontinuation of clopidogrel safe in PCI with new-generation DES

August 22, 2017
Discontinuation of clopidogrel after 3 or 6 months of dual antiplatelet therapy was not linked to increased adverse events in patients undergoing PCI with new-generation…

Healio exclusive: AMA president discusses burnout, opioid epidemic, health care reform

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FDA Reauthorization Act aims to lower costs of ‘overpriced’ generic drugs

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Updated analysis finds PCSK9 inhibitors not cost-effective

August 22, 2017
An analysis of the FOURIER trial did not change previous findings that using PCSK9 inhibitors to treat patients with atherosclerotic CVD was not cost-effective
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CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTS®: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Heart failure is a complex syndrome that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans. Despite significant advances in…
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