Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/condition-rss en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:09:05 EST Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:09:05 EST Areas Pharmacists Should Focus On During Acute Stroke Codes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Areas-Pharmacists-Should-Focus-On-During-Acute-Stroke-Codes Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses what areas pharmacists should focus on during acute stroke codes. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:44:15 EST Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Be Inherited http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Inflammatory-Bowel-Disease-May-Be-Inherited Taking another step toward preventing and treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an international team of investigators has determined that the gut bacteria behind Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may be inherited, and antibiotics can make those patients’ gut imbalance worse. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:01:01 EST Pharmacist's Discharge Role for Ischemic Stroke Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Pharmacists-Discharge-Role-for-Ischemic-Stroke-Patients Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses a pharmacist's door-to-door discharge role when managing an ischemic stroke patient. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:50:33 EST Pharmacists Improve Statin Prescribing Practices http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Improve-Statin-Prescribing-Practices A collaborative, pharmacist-led intervention targeted at health care professionals improves statin prescribing and lowers the risk of atherosclerotic events in patients with cardiovascular disease. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:00:49 EST How Pharmacists Can Enhance Stroke Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Pharmacists-Can-Enhance-Stroke-Care Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses how pharmacists can enhance stroke care. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:44:21 EST Measures Used to Gauge Stroke http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Measures-Used-to-Gauge-Stroke Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses measures of gauging stroke. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:33:01 EST How Pharmacists Can Help Improve the Stroke Care Team's Patient Care Approach http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Pharmacists-Can-Help-Improve-the-Stroke-Care-Teams-Patient-Care-Approach- Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacy manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, discusses how a pharmacist's unique knowledge can improve the stroke care team's patient care approach. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:20 EST FDA Approves New Antibacterial Drug to Treat UTIs, Intra-Abdominal Infections http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Approves-New-Antibacterial-Drug-to-Treat-UTIs-Intra-Abdominal-Infections A new FDA-approved drug could help treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections among adults. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:42 EST Most Fatal Poisonings Linked to Prescription Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Most-Fatal-Poisonings-Linked-to-Prescription-Drugs The majority of fatal poisonings in 2012 resulted from prescription drug use. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:02:01 EST Pharmacist Praised for Helping Child During Febrile Seizure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Praised-for-Helping-Child-During-Febrile-Seizure A mother in the United Kingdom started to worry about her 13-month-old daughter when she noticed Mollie staring straight ahead in the car and not responding to her name. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:29 EST Pharmacists Rank High on Honesty, Ethics in Gallup Poll http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Rank-High-on-Honesty-Ethics-in-Gallup-Poll Pharmacists tied medical doctors for second place in Gallup’s latest honesty and ethics poll. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:52:46 EST E. Coli Strains Shed Light on Antibiotic Resistance http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/E-Coli-Strains-Shed-Light-on-Antibiotic-Resistance A new study from researchers in Japan has identified features that appear to be responsible for bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:45:23 EST Most Patients Incorrectly Use Autoinjectors, Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Most-Patients-Incorrectly-Use-Autoinjectors-Inhalers The majority of patients who require inhalers for asthma or epinephrine autoinjectors for allergic disease for do not use the devices properly. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:02:27 EST Hepatitis C Doesn’t Cause Mental Impairment in HIV Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hepatitis-C-Doesnt-Cause-Mental-Impairment-in-HIV-Patients Long-term infections with other pathogens have been suspected as the cause of mental impairment in patients with HIV. However, new research suggests that this might not be the case. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:00:26 EST Meth Users More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Meth-Users-More-Likely-to-Develop-Parkinsons-Disease Methamphetamine users are about 3 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than individuals who do not abuse the illegal drug. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:43 EST Compounding Pharmacists Arrested for Deadly Meningitis Outbreak http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Compounding-Pharmacists-Arrested-for-Deadly-Meningitis-Outbreak Two cofounders of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, plus 12 other former employees, have been arrested for allegedly distributing tainted drugs that caused a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012, killing 64 individuals. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:13:52 EST Pharmacist Charged for Health Care Fraud Conspiracy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Charged-for-Health-Care-Fraud-Conspiracy An Ohio pharmacist is facing 46 counts related to health care fraud, after her plans to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and private insurers were discovered. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:26:38 EST Pharmacy Experts Join FDA Compounding Advisory Committee http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Experts-Join-FDA-Compounding-Advisory-Committee To provide further guidance on issues concerning drug compounding, the FDA today announced that experts in pharmacy, pharmaceutical compounding and manufacturing, medicine, and pharmaceutical regulation will comprise the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:06:54 EST Hypoglycemia Initiates Cardiovascular Issues in Diabetics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hypoglycemia-Initiates-Cardiovascular-Issues-in-Diabetics Scientists from the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester have identified a link between low blood glucose levels and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:38 EST Cocaine Use Quadruples Cardiac Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cocaine-Use-Quadruples-Cardiac-Death-Risk New research posits that cocaine use quadruples the risk of sudden cardiovascular death among individuals aged 19 to 49 years. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:17:48 EST