Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/alzheimers_disease/condition-rss en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:58:20 EDT Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:58:20 EDT Celebrate Pharmacy During American Pharmacists Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Celebrate-Pharmacy-During-American-Pharmacists-Month In celebration of American Pharmacists Month, pharmacists are encouraged to spread the word about their work throughout the month of October. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:29:01 EDT New Technologies Harness Genetics in Superbug Fight http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Technologies-Harness-Genetics-in-Superbug-Fight Researchers are relying on genetics to develop new approaches for combating drug-resistant bacteria. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:05:29 EDT Ebola Epidemic Deemed the Most Severe Public Health Emergency of Modern Times http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Epidemic-Deemed-the-Most-Severe-Public-Health-Emergency-of-Modern-Times As the Ebola outbreak worsens, interest in therapies using recovered victims’ blood grows. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:02:49 EDT Nutrition Alliance Aims to Address Misconceptions About Supplements http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nutrition-Alliance-Aims-to-Address-Misconceptions-About-Supplements A multidisciplinary group of medical and nutrition experts hopes to shed light on misconceptions about vitamin and mineral supplementation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:03:28 EDT Pharmacist Intervention Improves Osteoporosis Medication Compliance http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Intervention-Improves-Osteoporosis-Medication-Compliance Pharmacist-led drug use evaluation programs improve osteoporosis management in general practice. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:26 EDT Pharmacists Positively Impact Diabetes Outcomes Through Collaborative Care Teams http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Positively-Impact-Diabetes-Outcomes-Through-Collaborative-Care-Teams Pharmacists who participate in community-based diabetes care teams play a pivotal role in reducing A1C levels among patients with poorly controlled diabetes. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:33:54 EDT Doctors Without Borders Warns Ebola Is Winning http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Doctors-Without-Borders-Warns-Ebola-Is-Winning The current Ebola epidemic is causing the health care system in West Africa to collapse. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:19 EDT Live MTM Outperforms Chart Review on Reducing Cholesterol http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Live-MTM-Outperforms-Chart-Review-in-Reducing-Cholesterol Live medication therapy management (MTM) reduces low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol significantly more than standard, chart-review MTM. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:47 EDT Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Shopping-for-ADHD-Medications-Similar-to-Opioids ADHD medications are prone to the same abuse, misuse, and diversion as opioids. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:20 EDT Polypharmacy Hinders HIV Drug Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Polypharmacy-Hinders-HIV-Drug-Adherence Among HIV-positive patients, concurrent use of medications is associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:33:01 EDT Nearly One-Third of Sierra Leone Quarantined to Control Ebola http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Nearly-One-Third-of-Sierra-Leone-Quarantined-to-Control-Ebola Obama calls for international response to prevent “humanitarian catastrophe.” Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:42:46 EDT Quality Measures Within Medicare Part D for Drug Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Quality-Measures-Within-Medicare-Part-D-for-Medication-Adherence Sam Stolpe, PharmD, describes several quality measures that revolve around safe and appropriate medication use. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:22:33 EDT Why Medicare Part D Star Ratings Are Relevant for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Why-Medicare-Part-D-Star-Ratings-Are-Relevant-for-Pharmacists Tom Hubbard believes the quality measures that generate star ratings for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are the most relevant metrics for pharmacists. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:42:58 EDT Updated Guidelines for Protecting Children From Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Updated-Guidelines-for-Protecting-Children-From-Flu In many cases, children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years should receive 2 doses of the influenza vaccine separated by a minimum of 4 weeks. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:12:16 EDT New FDA Program Protects Pharmacies From Rogue Wholesale Drug Distributors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-FDA-Program-Protects-Pharmacies-From-Rogue-Wholesale-Drug-Distributors The FDA launched the “Know Your Source” program to help health care professionals spot counterfeit drugs and reduce the threat of illegal drug trading. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:52:47 EDT Mail-Order Pharmacies See Growth in Customer Satisfaction, But Lag Behind Brick-and-Mortar Counterparts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Mail-Order-Pharmacies-See-Growth-in-Customer-Satisfaction-But-Lag-Behind-Brick-and-Mortar-Counterparts Although mail-order pharmacies registered the most growth in overall pharmacy customer satisfaction from 2013, patients are still significantly more pleased with their interactions at brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:57:01 EDT Enterovirus May Have Peaked http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Enterovirus-May-Have-Peaked Enterovirus-D68 could soon be in the rearview mirror, according to a Hartford, CT, pediatric intensivist who has treated more than 20 children hospitalized with the infection. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:43:43 EDT Without Ramped-Up Ebola Response Efforts, Afflicted Nations Could Collapse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Without-Ramped-Up-Ebola-Response-Efforts-Afflicted-Nations-Could-Collapse Potential for widespread chaos and eventual collapse of hardest-hit nations without ramped-up international response. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:47:24 EDT Influenza, Pneumococcal Coinfection Increase Ear Infection Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Influenza-Pneumococcal-Coinfection-Increase-Ear-Infection-Risk Influenza boosts the ability of pneumococci to cause middle ear and throat infections. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:10:45 EDT California Pharmacists Can Soon Dispense Opioid Overdose Antidote Without Prescriptions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/California-Pharmacists-Can-Soon-Dispense-Opioid-Overdose-Antidote-Without-Prescriptions California joins 5 other states in allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:41:20 EDT