Tag Archive | "medication"

brain, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer

Brain Sensor Offers Alzheimer’s Answers

Through a brain sensor, Julius Zhu, PhD, and his collaborators have found an explanation for why Alzheimer’s drugs have limited effectiveness and why patients get much worse after going off of them.

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94% Of Older Adults Given Drugs That Raise Falling Risk

Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.

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Mail-Order Prescriptions Delayed? Here’s What to Do

Receiving mail-order prescriptions on time is critical during the ongoing pandemic, as older adults and people with chronic conditions are avoiding leaving their homes.

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Dementia Patients Taking Drugs With Risks

Nearly three-quarters of older adults with dementia have filled prescriptions for medicines that act on their brain and nervous system, but aren’t designed for dementia, a new study shows.

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Pandemic Triggers Big Swings In Prescription Drug Use

As most of the nation hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic, visits to doctor offices and outpatient clinics plunged. That’s helping cause major swings in prescription drug use.

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Prescription Drug Prices Rose 3x Faster Than Inflation

The net cost of prescription drugs, meaning sticker price minus manufacturer discounts, rose over three times faster than the rate of inflation over the course of a decade.

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