The majority of Americans over age 50 take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new U-M/AARP poll finds. But many older adults aren’t getting – or asking for – as much help as they could from their doctors and pharmacists to find lower-cost options, the new data reveal.
Using antibiotic eye drops for pinkeye is often the wrong way to go. But a Kellogg Eye Center study shows 60 percent of pinkeye patients are getting prescriptions for the common eye infection that typically clears up on its own.
The Divisions of Cancer Prevention (DCP) and Cancer Biology (DCB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $6 million grant to investigators at the University of Michigan to continue support for a Research Center in the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) — this consortium studies the connection between Barrett’s esophagus and risk for developing esophageal cancer.