Pharmacy News

Racial disparities in death rates from chronic conditions magnified in rural areas

Have we made any progress in improving racial health inequities since the early 2000s? Researchers at Harvard Medical School, who published their findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, wanted to find out.

Some blood pressure meds could contribute to less memory decline in older adults

Certain blood pressure-lowering medications that cross the blood–brain barrier may be linked to less memory decline in older adults, suggests new research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

AMA calls for standardized blood pressure reading training

The American Medical Association (AMA) unveiled an initiative to encourage the use of uniform techniques for taking blood pressure (BP) readings to ensure accuracy.