Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/cold_and_flu/condition-rss en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:23:52 EST Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:23:52 EST New Adherence Opportunities for Independent Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Global-Drug-Spending-to-Hit-13-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 Ebola Spread Slows in Guinea, Liberia http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Spread-Slows-in-Guinea-Liberia Progress in stopping the spread of the Ebola has been achieved in 2 West African countries, though new cases of the virus are increasing in a third. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:01:01 EST Compounding Pharmacy Back in Business After Suing DEA http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Compounding-Pharmacy-Back-in-Business-After-Suing-DEA After the Drug Enforcement Administration revoked the Tampa-based pharmacy’s registration to sell controlled substances and seized its drugs, the company fought back with a lawsuit. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:26:15 EST Generic Drugs Prescribed More With EHR Default Display http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Generic-Drugs-Prescribed-More-With-EHR-Default-Display Fewer brand-name drugs are prescribed when their generic equivalents are displayed in the electronic health record first. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:02:01 EST Brand-Name Rx Drug Costs Rose 13% in 2013 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Brand-Name-Rx-Drug-Costs-Rose-13-in-2013 The prices for brand-name prescription medications commonly used by older adults increased by an approximate average of 13% last year, more than 8 times faster than the general inflation rate. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:28:41 EST Ebola Preparedness Increasing Across US Hospitals http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ebola-Preparedness-Increasing-Across-US-Hospitals With administrators increasing staff training efforts for the Ebola virus at medical facilities throughout the United States, hospital radiology departments are emphasizing protocols for performing imaging procedures on isolated patients. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:02:01 EST Oklahoma Pharmacist Arrested for Embezzling Oxycodone http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Oklahoma-Pharmacist-Arrested-for-Embezzling-Oxycodone Some pharmacists feel tired after being on their feet all day and never getting a chance to sit down. To ease the annoyance of standing all day, one pharmacist in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly took matters into his own hands. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:43:28 EST Automated Reminders Improve Heart Disease Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Automated-Reminders-Improve-Heart-Disease-Medication-Adherence Patients with chronic cardiovascular disease who receive automated reminders for their prescription blood pressure and cholesterol medications are more likely to refill those drugs. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:04:01 EST Pharmacy Sues DEA for Seizing Its Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Sues-DEA-for-Seizing-Its-Drugs While some pharmacies have their drugs stolen by robbers, a pharmacy in Tampa, Florida, had its drugs taken by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:21:45 EST