>California to Soon Become the First State to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control
A new law, passed in 2013 and expected to be fully implemented later this year, will allow pharmacists in California to write prescriptions for birth control.
New Study: Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Not Be As Risky As Previously Thought
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning against the use of antidepressants late in pregnancy. These warnings presented pregnant mothers, also struggling with depression, with an unenviable choice – keep taking your medication and increase your newborn’s risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, or risk your own mental health by going off the medication..
There may be hope yet. According to an article on CBSNews.com, a new study, conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that the risks are not as high as once thought.
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Statins are primarily used for prevention of cardiovascular disease among otherwise healthy adults. While patients typically think of statins and the heart, various studies have shown they affect the body’s response to other diseases such as diabetes and prostate cancer.
According to a recent article published in Medical News Today, a new study published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that statins may more significantly increase a patient’s risk of type 2 diabetes than was previously thought. While studies have been circulating since 2013 about this, the current study’s authors explain that previous studies were limited and did not result in findings applicable to the general population.