Small Doses: News for Pharmacists This week, take a look at studies and news on supplements, depression, opioids, and more. Small doses is the news you need in a way that works for you. Dietary supplements-- an FDA primer FDA is not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they go on the market. But it does provide an electronic safety reporting portal tailored exclusively for dietary supplements. Visual phenomena, decreased vision secondary to occipital lobe infarct November 28, 2016 By Leo Semes OD FAAO Microperimetry aids diagnosis, and supplements increase circulation What are the dietary recommendations for hair growth Many dietary supplements have entered the market to support increased hair growth Nutrition influences skin health Patients are asking about dietary guidelines. One expert shares insight on how our food source is affecting skin health. Nutricosmetics: Real science or scientific rhetoric? October 27, 2015 By Karen Donley-Hayes They’ve been marketed as remedies — even cures — for aging, but do skin and beauty supplements really deliver? Study: FDA should warn consumers about chemical in weight loss supplements April 10, 2015 By Christine Blank Several weight loss and fitness supplements contain the chemical BMPEA, a stimulant similar to amphetamine, according to a new study. Many AMD supplements do not meet AREDS or AREDS2 standards January 06, 2015 By Colleen E. McCarthy A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that nutritional supplements marketed to help treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be backed by scientific evidence. Link between Rx drugs and teen drug abuse: Study December 22, 2014 One medical center is urging parents to seek non-medical solutions for their children’s anxiety or insomnia, after a recent study found that teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are up to 12 times more likely to abuse prescription drugs than those who had never been prescribed them. Daily dose of vitamin D combats seasonal atopic dermatitis October 31, 2014 By Bill Gillette Results of a recent study suggest that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduces the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis.