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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Antibiotics are overprescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and particularly for mild-to-moderate disease, a large observational study reveals. "Antibiotic treatment brings both risks and benefits for patients," study coauthor Dr…
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Older adults with asthma or concurrent asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—but not COPD alone—are less likely to be hospitalized for obstructive lung disease if they take an inhaled corticosteroid, according to a new study. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of inhaled…
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Having a pharmacist conduct medication reconciliation at patient discharge did not affect 30-day readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.  The finding stemmed from a retrospective…
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