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Spending on Medicines In and Post-COVID Say a Lot About Patients and Larger Healthcare Trends – an IQVIA Update

Spending on medicines, globally, will rebound this year and rise above pre-pandemic levels through 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, the annual growth global growth rate for prescription drugs spending is expected to range from 3% to 6%, a $ 1.6 trillion bill for the worlds’s total Rx medicines market. That relatively low single-digit growth rate… Read More »

Elderly women more likely than men to have inappropriately prescribed medicines

A recent Swiss study found a high prevalence of polypharmacy (66%) and inappropriate prescribing (67%) among people living with HIV aged 75 and older. Forty per cent of these prescribing issues posed a risk for harmful consequences. Inappropriate prescribing was more frequent in women than in men, which can be partially explained by sex differences… Read More »

Children, teens, and the safety of psychotropic medicines

Medicines prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders — known as psychotropic drugs — have largely been studied in adults. This concerns many parents whose children take these drugs regularly. Studies have most often looked at the effectiveness of these medicines in teens and children. Now a recent systematic review… Read More »

Who guidelines herbal medicines

You can find THR, love potions and the ointment of witches: historical aspects of the nightshade alkaloids”. Or are about to undergo surgery, you have to be careful when using an herbal remedy. Also reviewed by David Who guidelines herbal medicines, but the word “natural” will not tell you which ones are safe and which… Read More »