Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:15:23 EST Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:15:23 EST Pharmacist's Discharge Role for Ischemic Stroke Patients Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses a pharmacist's door-to-door discharge role when managing an ischemic stroke patient. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:50:33 EST FDA Approves New Antibacterial Drug to Treat UTIs, Intra-Abdominal Infections A new FDA-approved drug could help treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections among adults. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:42 EST Most Fatal Poisonings Linked to Prescription Drugs The majority of fatal poisonings in 2012 resulted from prescription drug use. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:02:01 EST Pharmacist Praised for Helping Child During Febrile Seizure A mother in the United Kingdom started to worry about her 13-month-old daughter when she noticed Mollie staring straight ahead in the car and not responding to her name. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:29 EST Pharmacists Rank High on Honesty, Ethics in Gallup Poll Pharmacists tied medical doctors for second place in Gallup’s latest honesty and ethics poll. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:52:46 EST E. Coli Strains Shed Light on Antibiotic Resistance A new study from researchers in Japan has identified features that appear to be responsible for bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:45:23 EST Most Patients Incorrectly Use Autoinjectors, Inhalers The majority of patients who require inhalers for asthma or epinephrine autoinjectors for allergic disease for do not use the devices properly. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:02:27 EST Hepatitis C Doesn’t Cause Mental Impairment in HIV Patients Long-term infections with other pathogens have been suspected as the cause of mental impairment in patients with HIV. However, new research suggests that this might not be the case. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:00:26 EST Meth Users More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease Methamphetamine users are about 3 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than individuals who do not abuse the illegal drug. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:43 EST Compounding Pharmacists Arrested for Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Two cofounders of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, plus 12 other former employees, have been arrested for allegedly distributing tainted drugs that caused a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012, killing 64 individuals. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:13:52 EST Pharmacist Charged for Health Care Fraud Conspiracy An Ohio pharmacist is facing 46 counts related to health care fraud, after her plans to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and private insurers were discovered. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:26:38 EST Pharmacy Experts Join FDA Compounding Advisory Committee To provide further guidance on issues concerning drug compounding, the FDA today announced that experts in pharmacy, pharmaceutical compounding and manufacturing, medicine, and pharmaceutical regulation will comprise the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:06:54 EST Hypoglycemia Initiates Cardiovascular Issues in Diabetics Scientists from the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester have identified a link between low blood glucose levels and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:38 EST Cocaine Use Quadruples Cardiac Death Risk New research posits that cocaine use quadruples the risk of sudden cardiovascular death among individuals aged 19 to 49 years. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:17:48 EST Pharmacist Guilty of Illegally Supplying Addictive Drugs An Australian pharmacist was caught distributing addictive drugs, falsifying entries to disguise his theft of pills, and supplying medications without prescriptions. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:48 EST Pregestational Diabetes Care Yields Significant Savings Providing preconception care for pregestational diabetes mellitus in women of reproductive age could potentially save up to $5.5 billion in health expenditures. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:02:01 EST Genomic Testing Benefits Children With Developmental Disorders A new study led by researchers from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy-Kansas City proves that genomic diagnostic testing can directly impact the care of children and infants with neurologic disorders. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:02:01 EST Role of Telepharmacy in Patient Management Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, explains the role telehealth and telepharmacy will play in patient management. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:59:44 EST How Pharmacist Provider Status Would Affect Reimbursement Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, discusses how provider status would affect reimbursement models in ambulatory pharmacy. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:58:29 EST Preparing for Threats to Ambulatory Care Model Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, discusses how pharmacists can prepare for threats to the current ambulatory care model. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:57:14 EST