Ophthalmology

Unused pharmaceuticals common after cataract surgery

(HealthDay)—Unused pharmaceutical products during phacoemulsification result in relatively high financial and environmental costs, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Addiction

Study shows high costs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated review in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dementia costs top those for heart disease or cancer, study finds

The monetary cost of dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion annually, making the disease more costly to the nation than either heart disease or cancer, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Medications

The cost of prescription drugs—a comparison of two countries

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Natural products for dementia

Kew pharmacist, Melanie-Jayne Howes, has been collaborating in research and reviews assessing the role of natural products in the treatment and prevention of dementia.

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