Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:46:35 EDT Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:46:35 EDT Rite Aid, CVS Pharmacies Succumb to Armed Robbers Police have taken suspects into custody in conjunction with recent armed robberies at Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:02:01 EDT Pharmaceutical Firms Agree to Accelerate Ebola Vaccine Efforts The World Health Organization convened a high-level emergency meeting with government leaders and pharmaceutical company representatives earlier this week to discuss issues surrounding access to experimental Ebola vaccines. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:03:01 EDT Pfizer’s Pristiq Shows Low Potential for Sexual Dysfunction in Depressed Adults Pfizer’s serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), has low potential for causing sexual dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:24:12 EDT Vitamin D Deficiency Aggravates Asthma Asthmatics with vitamin D deficiency are significantly more susceptible to acute asthma attacks. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:57:40 EDT Rising Generic Drug Prices Under Congressional Investigation Members of Congress have launched an investigation into the increasing generic drug prices that are plaguing both patients and pharmacists. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:26:58 EDT Better Protective Equipment Needed to Prevent Ebola Infection New recommendations for the removal of protective gear highlight the need for enhanced technologies. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:51:47 EDT The Biggest Issue for Independent Community Pharmacy B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), discusses increasing generic drug prices and the problems they create for independent community pharmacists. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:38:33 EDT Thief Makes Bomb Threat at Hawaii Pharmacy Police in Hawaii have arrested and charged a man with second-degree robbery after he allegedly threatened to blow up a pharmacy if the staff did not give him drugs. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:14:12 EDT Can a Spoonful of Sweetener Cure a Child’s Cold Symptoms? Agave nectar and placebo may be more effective in treating a child’s cough than “watchful waiting” with no treatment at all. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:47:01 EDT Faster Enterovirus Tests Spike Confirmed Cases A perceived increase in confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 may be attributable to a faster lab test recently put in place by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:20:31 EDT Armed Thieves Demand Narcotics From Pharmacies From West Virginia to Utah, robbers have demanded narcotic drugs from pharmacies at gunpoint. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:20:30 EDT Prescription Painkillers Implicated in Most Overdose Admissions Roughly two-thirds of emergency department admissions for overdoses involve prescription opioid medications. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:01:01 EDT <em>Pharmacy Times</em> Asks a Walgreens Pharmacist: How Do You Extend American Pharmacists Month? Chirag Patel, PharmD, a Walgreens pharmacist in Union, New Jersey, discusses how pharmacists can extend the celebration of American Pharmacists Month beyond October. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:51:15 EDT Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Face Federal Fire Federal officials are questioning state policies that mandate a 21-day quarantine of health care workers who treat Ebola patients. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:29:39 EDT Gestational Diabetes Linked to Obesity in Female Offspring Women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus tend to have daughters who become obese later in childhood. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:00:32 EDT City Pharmacies Encounter Armed Robbers Armed robberies recently occurred at 2 Walgreens and a Rite Aid in Greensboro, North Carolina, alone. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:30:23 EDT New Draft Guidelines for Impaired Glucose Tolerance Screening Draft guidance by the United States Preventive Services Task Force advocates screening patients with certain risk factors for impaired glucose tolerance to delay or prevent the onset of, and long-term damage due to, T2DM. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:59:25 EDT <em>Pharmacy Times</em> Asks a Walgreens Pharmacist: What Hot Topics Have You Addressed This Month? Chirag Patel, PharmD, a Walgreens pharmacist in Union, New Jersey, notes the hot topics Walgreens pharmacists have addressed throughout American Pharmacists Month. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:47:36 EDT Automated Flu Vaccination Tracking Increases Immunization Rates Tracking influenza vaccination among health care personnel through an automated system enhances their immunization compliance while reducing their administrative burden. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:36:52 EDT Proximity to Healthy Food Stores Supports Better Dieting The closer obese patients live to a grocery store with a decent selection of healthy foods, the more likely they are to have better diets. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:37:01 EDT