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Diabetes Counseling Points for Pharmacists
Kristene Diggins, FAANP, CNE, NEA-BC, DNP, DCC, MBA, manager of professional practice at MinuteClinic, gives counseling points that pharmacists should provide to diabetic patients.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Maine legislators can’t agree on how to address the state’s drug abuse problem.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Use of statins among elderly patients without vascular disease continues to rise despite a lack of evidence demonstrating benefit in this population.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Pregnancy is an important time for women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to receive adequate prenatal care, antiretroviral therapy (ART), and postpartum HIV care to improve clinical outcomes for themselves and their babies.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has expanded the use of Sunovion’s anticonvulsant eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) as monotherapy for partial-onset seizures.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The 340B Program “mega-guidance” recently released by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) sets stricter standards for contract pharmacy use.
Pharmacists and Future HRSA Policy Updates
Chris Hatwig, MS, FASHP of Apexus discusses what HRSA policy updates, including 340B "mega guidance," are poised to affect health-system pharmacists.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It can be hard to motivate those who need the flu vaccine the most.
What Pharmacists Need to Know About HRSA Audits
Chris Hatwig, MS, FASHP of Apexus discusses what health-system pharmacists need to know about the potential for HRSA audits to review 340B program compliance requirements.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
All US states now permit electronic prescribing of controlled substances, with Missouri’s recent formal authorization making it the final state to do so.

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If you are receiving radiation and chemotherapy for cancers of the head and neck, you may experience oral mucositis.
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Dietary supplements are intended to supplement the diet, not to cure, prevent, or treat diseases or replace the variety of foods important to a healthy diet.
Early detection and treatment are key to protecting eyesight.
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