This week’s topics include stroke and risk, pill color and compliance, telecare for pain management, and niacin for prevention of heart disease.

Program notes:

0:34 Pills changing color and compliance
1:30 About half don’t adhere to medications
2:35 No explanation of why
3:30 Generics increasing in cost
3:48 Niacin and heart disease
4:49 Randomized to niacin or not
5:36 Stroke incidence and surgery after a stroke
6:32 Noncardiac surgery after stroke increased risk
7:32 Upcoming decade data?
7:45 Telemedicine and pain management
8:46 Randomized to usual care or automated monitoring
9:41 Cost-effective
10:29 End

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