Katie Eder, Director of Content
The NACDS Foundation is launching a Zika virus education initiative in Puerto Rico that will encourage women to consult pharmacists and physicians about ways to protect themselves and their unborn children.

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Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ pimavanserin (Nuplazid), the first drug that can help treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, the only pharmacist in Congress, recently penned a passionate op-ed in The Hill to make a case for pharmacist provider status.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, and William A. Villaume, PhD
Numerous studies have supported the use of motivational interviewing in health care to reduce cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood alcohol level, and weight.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients observing Cinco de Mayo should consider the potentially addictive properties of their celebratory nachos and quesadillas.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Coinfection with hepatitis B virus isn’t uncommon among those infected with HIV.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
Patients will be asking whether they are candidates for the new PCSK9 inhibitors, and new guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology can help pharmacists determine and explain the role of these new therapies.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
New data emerged during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week showing an increase in childhood mental health diagnoses among military families.
Krystle Vermes
Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of bupivacaine HCI (Sensorcaine-MPF) injection due to the presence of glass particulate matter.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists may be relieved to hear that most patients don’t base their health care decisions on what they see on TV.
Brody McConnell, 2016 PharmD Candidate
Allergic rhinitis is a condition that keeps noses and pharmacists running.

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ENTRESTO™ (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets 24/26 mg, 49/51 mg, 97/103 mg, from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, are a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker and a novel neprilysin inhibitor, indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association class II through IV) and reduced ejection fraction.
Ten percent of individuals worldwide are affected by autoimmune diseases, with systemic lupus erythematosus being one of the most common.

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Although coughing can be annoying, it is the body’s way of clearing the throat and airways and helps to prevent infection.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in individuals older than 65 years and affects more than 5 million Americans.
Arthritis is a general term that covers more than 100 diseases and related conditions.
Without proper precautions, the winter months and the frigid temperatures they bring can be dangerous, especially for older adults.
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