Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 04:45:00 UTC Sat, 30 May 2015 04:45:00 UTC FDA Approves New COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/FDA-Approves-New-COPD-Treatment The FDA today approved a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray. Tue, 26 May 2015 06:17:00 UTC Patient Preferences in COPD Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Patient-Preferences-in-COPD-Treatment Clinical guidelines and government agencies are increasingly encouraging clinicians to consider patients’ treatment preferences when chronic disease is present. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:51:00 UTC The COPD Teach-Back Method and the Pharmacist’s Role in Patient Counseling http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/The-COPD-Teach-Back-Method-and-the-Pharmacists-Role-in-Patient-Counseling Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about what the teach-back method is and the pharmacist's role in patient counseling. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:51:00 UTC COPD Treatment Now Approved for Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Breo-Ellipta-Now-Approved-for-the-Treatment-of-Asthma-in-Adults The FDA today expanded the indication of fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) for the treatment of asthma. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:11:00 UTC Observing COPD Nebulizer Use Reveals Counseling Opportunity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Observing-COPD-Nebulizer-Use-Reveals-Counseling-Opportunity COPD patients must clear major hurdles before and after initiating nebulizer use. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:00 UTC Factors That Contribute to Nonadherence Among Patients with COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Factors-that-Contribute-to-Nonadherence-Among-Patients-with-COPD Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, details some factors that contribute to nonadherence among patients with COPD. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:50:00 UTC Importance of Individualizing Treatment for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Importance-of-Individualizing-Treatment-for-COPD Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about the importance of individualizing treatment for COPD. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:58:00 UTC Burden of COPD on Society http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Burden-of-COPD-on-Society Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about the burden COPD places on society. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:50:00 UTC Pharmacists Successfully Screen for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Pharmacists-Successfully-Screen-for-COPD Well-trained pharmacists can successfully screen patients for COPD in the community setting. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Reducing CMS Readmission Penalties for COPD: What Pharmacists Can Do http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Reducing-CMS-Readmission-Penalties-for-COPD-What-Pharmacists-Can-Do Hospital readmissions are a major driver of spending in the Medicare program. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Roles Expanding in Chronic Disease Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Roles-Expanding-in-Chronic-Disease-Management From optimizing inhaler technique in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to catching red flags when dispensing controlled substances to patients with chronic pain, pharmacists can improve patient outcomes in an evolving treatment landscape. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:30:00 UTC COPD Counseling Takes Center Stage http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/COPD-Counseling-Takes-Center-Stage Leonard Nimoy’s recent death from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) brought the condition into the spotlight, and may bring patients with questions to the pharmacy counter. Sun, 08 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC What to Consider When Selecting Inhalers for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/What-to-Consider-When-Selecting-Inhalers-for-COPD With the wide selection of available inhalers, this article sheds light on factors that can influence COPD treatment success. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:00:00 UTC Pain Control Lacking in End-Stage COPD Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Pain-Control-Lacking-in-End-Stage-COPD-Patients Most people hear “hospice” and think “cancer,” but many end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients also receive hospice care when their caregivers can no longer provide the medical attention they need. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC Heart-Healthy Diet May Reduce COPD Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Heart-Healthy-Diet-May-Reduce-COPD-Risk A healthy diet associated with reduced heart disease risk may also lower the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC Beetroot Juice Extends COPD Patients’ Exercise Capacity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Beetroot-Juice-Extends-COPD-Patients-Exercise-Capacity Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who consume beetroot juice have less trouble exercising. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:01:00 UTC In COPD, Across-the-Board Adherence Is Most Effective http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/In-COPD-Across-the-Board-Adherence-Is-Most-Effective Tiotropium, a once-daily inhaled long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, provides airflow improvement for at least 24 hours in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Its use has been linked to fewer exacerbations, less dyspnea, and improved quality of life. Sun, 04 Jan 2015 02:02:01 UTC Metered Dose Inhalers Prevent COPD Patient Errors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Metered-Dose-Inhalers-Prevent-COPD-Patient-Errors Patients with bronchial asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease fare best with metered dose inhalers that have spacer devices. Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:00:37 UTC Elevated Triglycerides Raise COPD Mortality Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Elevated-Triglycerides-Raise-COPD-Mortality-Risk In a study of patients with comorbid COPD and metabolic syndrome, elevated triglyceride levels were associated with increased mortality rates. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:03:01 UTC First-Ever Guideline for Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/First-Ever-Guideline-for-Preventing-Acute-COPD-Exacerbations New guidelines prioritize treatment options and preventive therapies for reducing the risk of COPD exacerbations in at-risk patients. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:39:41 UTC