NMA: Nonprescription Medicines Academy

Recent Self Care News

  • Citicoline Proves Safe, Effective in Mild Vascular Cognitive Impairment

    Data from the multicenter Italian studio di intervento nel decadimento vascolare lieve (IDEALE study) show the dietary supplement citicoline to be effective and well tolerated in patients with mild vascular cognitive impairment.

    April 17th, 2013

  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association Survey Explores Trust in Nonprescription Medications

    Nearly 75% of primary care physicians recommend nonprescription medications to relieve symptoms before recommending a prescription treatment, according to a new survey conducted by Nielsen and IMS on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

    April 17th, 2013

  • Aspirin Use May Reduce Melanoma Risk in Postmenopausal Women

    Data from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study suggest that aspirin may have a chemopreventive effect against the development of melanoma.

    April 17th, 2013

  • Quick Takes

    • Older adults continue to self-prescribe aspirin for primary cardiovascular prevention
    • Melatonin may have a role in migraine prevention
    • Most influenza-associated pediatric deaths occur in unvaccinated children
    • Legislation would restrict nonprescription sale of dextromethorphan to adults
    • Owner of Boiron Inc. publishes book on Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Care
    • New study refutes link between vaccines and autism
    • Current influenza vaccine less effective against influenza A (H3N2) in adults 65 years of age or older
    • Long-term incidence of recurrent ulcer bleeding low after eradication of H. pylori infection

    April 17th, 2013

  • Upcoming Health Observances

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
    • National Alcohol Screening Day
    • National Infant Immunization Week
    • National Infertility Awareness Week
    • Arthritis Awareness Month
    • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®
    • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
    • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
    • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
    • National Neuropathy Awareness Week

    • Men's Health Month

    April 17th, 2013

  • Cough Likely Lasts Longer Than Many People Expect

    Antibiotic overuse for acute cough illness may be due in part to a mismatch between patients’ expectations about cough duration (7.2 to 9.3 days) and the likely duration based on published medical literature (17.8 days).

    April 17th, 2013

  • Might Influenza Be Spread by Small Particles Traveling Longer Distances?

    A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases challenges the prevailing belief that influenza virus is spread primarily by large particles traveling up to a maximum of 3 to 6 feet from an infected person.

    April 17th, 2013

  • Calcium Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Recently reported results from two studies link high intake of supplemental calcium with an increased risk of cardiovascular death.

    April 17th, 2013

  • Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Adults Increases with Two Antihypertensive Agents Plus NSAID

    Triple therapy with (1) a diuretic, (2) an angiotensin converting–enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and (3) a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may increase the risk of acute kidney injury, based on the results of a retrospective, nested case-control analysis conducted in the United Kingdom.

    April 17th, 2013

  • NSAIDs Shown to Be Important Cause of Acute Kidney Injury in Children

    In a retrospective chart review encompassing 1,105 children diagnosed with acute kidney injury, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated acute kidney injury accounted for 2.7% of cases and typically occurred after the administration of correctly dosed NSAIDs

    April 17th, 2013