Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:32:25 EST Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:32:25 EST How Independent Pharmacies Can Improve Quality Ratings B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses how community pharmacies can improve their quality ratings. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:25 EST Pharmacy Times Asks a Burmans Pharmacist: What Pharmacy Services Surprise Patients? The most surprising service offered at Burmans Pharmacy in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, used to be commonplace at most pharmacies. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:56:17 EST HIV Immensely Undertreated in Diagnosed Americans Of the 1.2 million Americans with human immunodeficiency virus in 2011, 70% did not have their condition under control. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:01:01 EST The Impact of Quality Measures on Pharmacy B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses how quality measures are impacting pharmacy. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:58:29 EST Pharmacy Times Asks a Burmans Pharmacist: How Do You Extend American Pharmacists Month? At Burmans Pharmacy, the key to extending the spirit of American Pharmacists Month is to continually improve pharmacy operations. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:52:20 EST FDA Approves Onexton Gel for Acne The FDA approved Valeant Pharmaceutical International’s clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide 1.2%/3.75% today for the once-daily treatment of both non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne in patients 12 and older. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:48:21 EST Pharmacist Tells Off Radio Host for Slamming Profession A student pharmacist wrote an open letter to a radio station after a host disparaged the profession with complaints that ranged from the time he had to wait in line for his Z-Pak medication to the placement of contraceptives near the pharmacy counter, according to Buzzfeed. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:25:35 EST Adherence Challenges Differ Across Community Pharmacies Community chain pharmacies vary in the barriers they face when implementing programs to improve medication therapy management. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:30:51 EST New Adherence Opportunities for Independent Pharmacists B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, discusses new adherence programs independent pharmacists are using. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:55:42 EST Pharmacy Times Asks a Burmans Pharmacist: What Hot Topics Have You Addressed This Month? Vince Canzanese, RPh, director of compounding at Burmans Pharmacy discusses some of the hot topics at the Brookhaven, Pennsylvania independent pharmacy. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:46:56 EST Rite Aid Pharmacy Employees Arrested for Stealing Painkillers Two Rite Aid employees in Moultrie, Georgia, have been accused of stealing prescription medications from their own pharmacy, according to the Moultrie Observer. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:01:01 EST Statins Vastly Underprescibed for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients The vast majority of patients with chronic kidney disease are recommended to receive statins under current cholesterol management guidelines, but half of those patients are not taking the drugs. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:02:01 EST Cancer Guidelines Disagree on Correct Care Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of certain types of cancer are surprisingly unstandardized. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:01:01 EST Global Drug Spending to Hit $1.3 Trillion by 2018 Improved patient access to medications and fewer patent expirations will result in a 30% increase in global drug spending, to $1.3 trillion, over the next 5 years. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:00:58 EST Pharmacy Tech Steals Painkillers, Shreds Evidence A former pharmacy technician thought the prescription pill records she was finagling were better shred than read. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:43:51 EST FDA Issues New Guidance for Compounding Facilities Expanding upon efforts to implement the federal Drug Quality and Security Act enacted 1 year ago, the FDA today released 3 policy documents that assist companies that compound sterile drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:04:49 EST Affordable Care Act Aimed to Increase Smoking Cessation Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act intend to improve smoking cessation rates by increasing insurance coverage for effective interventions. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:02:01 EST Antibiotics in Pregnancy Increase Child Obesity Risk Children exposed to antibiotics during the second or third trimester of pregnancy have an 84% higher risk of being obese at age 7 compared with children who were not exposed to the drugs in utero, according to new research published in the Journal of Obesity. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:05:01 EST Pharmacist Charged With Stealing Thousands of Hydrocodone Tablets A Maryland pharmacist has been charged with the theft of more than 7300 tablets of hydrocodone, a painkiller found in Vicodin and Lortab. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:26:24 EST FDA Approves Hydrocodone Product With Abuse-Deterrent Properties The FDA today approved hydrocodone bitartrate, an extended-release opioid analgesic for treating severe pain that requires daily long-term opioid treatment and for which other treatment options are inadequate. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:26:01 EST