Browsing Month 'November, 2010'

More teens getting dangerous prescriptions The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the U.S., according to a new report. Reuters Inefficiency Hurts U.S. In Ranking of Health By any measure, the United States spends more on health…

By: Lori Nisanyan Our pharmacy team stopped by a physician today asking whether levetiracetam is safe to use in a psychiatric patient. Unsure of the answer, we researched an association between levetiracetam and psychiatric effects and found various studies and case reports addressing this issue. There have been increasing reports of psychiatric adverse events (PAE)…