Pharmacytimes:Condition Center: en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:42:35 EDT Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:42:35 EDT Barcoding Technology May Improve Medication Accuracy of a barcode-assisted medication administration led to a significant increase in overall medication accuracy in most hospital settings, according to the results of a new study.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:26:57 EDTPrescription Drug Use and Spending on the Rise an unprecedented drop in medication spending in 2012, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics finds that per capita use and overall spending on medications in the United States increased in 2013.Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:16:44 EDTA Pharmacist Recalls Responding to the Boston Marathon Bombing Manzi, PharmD, EMT, describes the experience of helping to respond to the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013.Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:55:01 EDTStudy: Walgreens WellTransitions Program Reduces Readmission Rates in the WellTransitions program, in which pharmacists help patients transition from hospital to home, were 46% less likely to experience an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge.Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:12:43 EDTPharmacist Provider Status in Spotlight at APhA Annual Meeting number of speakers at the American Pharmacists Association 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando emphasized the importance of winning provider status for pharmacists.Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:20:52 EDTHome Monitoring Improves INR Control for Warfarin Patients who self-monitored their international normalized ratio weekly achieved significantly better control than those who did so less frequently, but all home monitoring patients performed well, according to a new study.Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:21:56 EDTAntibiotic Use Linked with Most C Difficile Infections in Kids new study finds that 73% of children who developed Clostridium difficile infection were prescribed antibiotics in the 12 weeks prior to diagnosis, and 71% of cases were community-associated.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:38:15 EDTAntibiotics Linked with Increased Arrhythmia, Death Risks study finds that use of azithromycin and levofloxacin are associated with significantly increased risk of death and serious arrhythmia, backing up a safety warning issued by the FDA in March 2013.Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:56:42 EDTFull Adoption of New Lipid Guidelines Would Put 13 Million More Patients on Statins find that full implementation of recently released dyslipidemia management guidelines would help prevent 475,000 additional cardiovascular events.Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:53 EDTNeuraminidase Inhibitors May Reduce Death Risk for H1N1 who received the antiviral medications within 2 days of symptom onset had particularly reduced rates of death compared with those who received them later or not at all, a meta-analysis finds.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:51:14 EDTAcetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD Risk in Kids whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy had an increased risk for behavioral problems related to ADHD, but experts advise that more research is required to investigate the association.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:08:38 EDTFlu Shot May Reduce Stroke Risk from the United Kingdom suggests that getting the influenza vaccine, especially early in the flu season, significantly reduces one’s risk of stroke.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:20:01 EDTAntihypertensives Linked to Serious Fall Risk in Elderly Patients patients who take antihypertensive medications appear to have an elevated risk of serious falls, especially if they have previously been injured in a fall, but experts caution that the risk-benefit calculus of taking antihypertensives must be considered on an individual basis.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:29:01 EDTPharmacist Provider Status Bill Introduced in Congress representing pharmacists expressed overwhelming support for a bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would define pharmacists as health care providers under Medicare.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:37:10 EDTMore Patients Receiving ADHD Medications, Particularly Adults portion of adults using ADHD medications increased 53.4% from 2008 through 2012, compared with 18.9% among children, according to a report from Express Scripts.Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:40 EDTTimely Vaccination May Reduce Hospitalizations for Kids childhood vaccinations according to the recommended schedule appears to reduce the risk of hospitalization for infections, according to the results of a Danish study.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:01:31 EDTMultidisciplinary Team, Smartphone App Improve Asthma Control in Kids pair of new studies looks at the effect of care from a multidisciplinary team of providers and use of a smartphone app on asthma adherence in young patients.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:13:53 EDTChildren’s Food Allergies of California Television host David Granet, MD, talks to Stephanie Leonard, MD, about food allergies and treatment options.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:59:26 EDTGenomics and Allergic Problems Ohara, PhD, talks about the potential of functional genomics in the treatment of allergic diseases.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:54:16 EDTThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice Audio Summary Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice presents abstracts of recent articles on topics including oxaliplantin hypersensitivity, drug-induced anaphylaxis, and oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:47:27 EDT