Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:31:44 EDT Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:31:44 EDT Pharmacy Taps into Twitter for #Pharmacist Tweet-a-Thon Pharmacists and pharmacy organizations around the world are taking to Twitter to spread the word about their impact on patients, communities, and the health care industry. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:15:43 EDT Despite First Confirmed Case, Ebola Poses No Threat to United States Officials stress that the strength of the US health care system will contain the virus. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:38 EDT New Hypothyroidism Guidelines Uphold Levothyroxine as Standard of Care New guidelines from the American Thyroid Association recommend that levothyroxine should remain the standard of care for treating hypothyroidism. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:33:57 EDT Celebrate Pharmacy During American Pharmacists Month In celebration of American Pharmacists Month, pharmacists are encouraged to spread the word about their work throughout the month of October. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:29:01 EDT New Technologies Harness Genetics in Superbug Fight Researchers are relying on genetics to develop new approaches for combating drug-resistant bacteria. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:05:29 EDT Ebola Epidemic Deemed the Most Severe Public Health Emergency of Modern Times As the Ebola outbreak worsens, interest in therapies using recovered victims’ blood grows. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:02:49 EDT Nutrition Alliance Aims to Address Misconceptions About Supplements A multidisciplinary group of medical and nutrition experts hopes to shed light on misconceptions about vitamin and mineral supplementation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:03:28 EDT Pharmacist Intervention Improves Osteoporosis Medication Compliance Pharmacist-led drug use evaluation programs improve osteoporosis management in general practice. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:26 EDT Pharmacists Positively Impact Diabetes Outcomes Through Collaborative Care Teams Pharmacists who participate in community-based diabetes care teams play a pivotal role in reducing A1C levels among patients with poorly controlled diabetes. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:33:54 EDT Doctors Without Borders Warns Ebola Is Winning The current Ebola epidemic is causing the health care system in West Africa to collapse. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:19 EDT Live MTM Outperforms Chart Review on Reducing Cholesterol Live medication therapy management (MTM) reduces low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol significantly more than standard, chart-review MTM. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:47 EDT Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids ADHD medications are prone to the same abuse, misuse, and diversion as opioids. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:20 EDT Polypharmacy Hinders HIV Drug Adherence Among HIV-positive patients, concurrent use of medications is associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:33:01 EDT Nearly One-Third of Sierra Leone Quarantined to Control Ebola Obama calls for international response to prevent “humanitarian catastrophe.” Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:42:46 EDT Quality Measures Within Medicare Part D for Drug Adherence Sam Stolpe, PharmD, describes several quality measures that revolve around safe and appropriate medication use. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:22:33 EDT Why Medicare Part D Star Ratings Are Relevant for Pharmacists Tom Hubbard believes the quality measures that generate star ratings for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are the most relevant metrics for pharmacists. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:42:58 EDT Updated Guidelines for Protecting Children From Flu In many cases, children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years should receive 2 doses of the influenza vaccine separated by a minimum of 4 weeks. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:12:16 EDT New FDA Program Protects Pharmacies From Rogue Wholesale Drug Distributors The FDA launched the “Know Your Source” program to help health care professionals spot counterfeit drugs and reduce the threat of illegal drug trading. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:52:47 EDT Mail-Order Pharmacies See Growth in Customer Satisfaction, But Lag Behind Brick-and-Mortar Counterparts Although mail-order pharmacies registered the most growth in overall pharmacy customer satisfaction from 2013, patients are still significantly more pleased with their interactions at brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:57:01 EDT Enterovirus May Have Peaked Enterovirus-D68 could soon be in the rearview mirror, according to a Hartford, CT, pediatric intensivist who has treated more than 20 children hospitalized with the infection. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:43:43 EDT