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Statin Non-Adherence & Treatment Intensification | News Brief

A review of more than 125,000 patients on stable statin therapy suggests that nearly half (44%) of those who had their treatment intensified were non-adherent to their treatment. When compared with adherent patients, those who were not were 30% more likely to have had their statin therapy intensified. Those with statin therapy intensification were more likely to be younger, female, and have coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, heart failure, or depression.

Abstract: American Journal of Cardiology, November 15, 2012.

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From our CME partner, AKH Inc.

Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies
CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity

The goal of this activity is to provide learners with a practical appreciation of the role of the primary care physician in safe, effective environmental allergy diagnosis and treatment. Participants will become familiar with techniques for patient safety and efficient strategies to administer allergy testing and treatment in the primary care practice.

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