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Study Targets Hypertension Disparity

22. July 2013

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By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Division of Research This year, the KP Northern California Division of Research received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for a series of studies on stroke prevention in blacks and young adults, to be conducted in conjunction with the University of California, San […]

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New Research Does Not Find Elevated Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events Associated with Use of ADHD Medications in Young and Middle-aged Adults

21. December 2011

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In a recently published study, Division researchers found little evidence of increased risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or stroke associated with use of medications used primarily used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The population-based study included more than 150,000 adults aged 25-64 years who used ADHD medications. Funded by the U.S. Food and […]

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Study finds that patients using statins for the first time, and who used mail-order pharmacies, are more likely to have good cholesterol control

21. September 2011

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Patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California who got their new statin prescriptions from mail-order pharmacies showed better cholesterol control, in the first three to 15 months after starting therapy, than patients using walk-in pharmacies, according to a Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research study that appeared in July in the online version of the […]

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