Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:47:33 EDT Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:47:33 EDT Diversity of the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Finalists Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, reflects on his fellow 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award finalists. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:14:01 EDT Despite DEA Accommodation, Many Pharmacies Prohibit Hydrocodone Refills Although pharmacies can legally dispense remaining refills of prescriptions for rescheduled hydrocodone combination products submitted prior to October 6, 2014, over the next 6 months, many drug chains have chosen not to honor those refills. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:42:36 EDT CDC: Current Clusters of Vaccination Exemption May Spread Preventable Disease The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uncovered clusters of high vaccination exemption at the local level, which leaves communities vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:19:49 EDT Enterovirus D68: How Did the Current Outbreak Begin? Notable outbreaks over the past 2 decades have qualified enterovirus D68 as an emerging pathogen. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:31:39 EDT Provider Status Would Open Opportunities for Pharmacists Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, discusses how provider status would influence pharmacists’ daily practice. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:06:19 EDT Weight Regain Remains the Same Regardless of Rapid or Slow Weight Loss Slow and steady does not win the weight regain race, new research suggests. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:11:13 EDT Challenges for Pharmacists in the Evolving Health Care Industry Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, describes the challenges pharmacists may face as the health care industry continues to evolve. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:01:01 EDT Psoriasis Severity Hikes Odds of Uncontrolled Hypertension Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis are more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:46:37 EDT Texas Hospital Worker Exposed to Ebola Quarantined on Cruise Ship A hospital employee may have been in contact with clinical specimens from a deceased Ebola patient. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:31:33 EDT Selecting Antiplatelet Agents for Diabetics With Acute Coronary Syndrome Many cardiologists and pharmacists are concerned about clopidogrel, especially when it is prescribed for patients with diabetes. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:16:43 EDT Predicting Partial Response to PPI Therapy As nearly one-third of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are partial responders to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), health care professionals could benefit from reliable methods that predict who will respond to PPIs and who will not. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:42:01 EDT Hurdles to Clear in Modern Pharmacy Practice Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, discusses the hurdles seen in modern pharmacy practice and how pharmacists have overcome those challenges. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:48:01 EDT CDC: Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Should Not Have Been Allowed to Travel The second nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus after treating the index patient in Texas should not have been allowed to board a flight from Ohio earlier this week. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:33 EDT Diet and Exercise Advice During Pregnancy Yields Better Birth Outcomes Offering advice on healthy eating and exercise to overweight or obese pregnant women can improve birth outcomes. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:05:33 EDT Professional Advice for the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Winners Although Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, says pharmacy is a rewarding profession, he advises the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award winners to “not get frustrated when things don’t get done as quickly as you would like to see them get done.” Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:50:50 EDT Common Thread Among the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Winners Asked about any common threads among the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Winners, Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, jokingly responds, “They’re all younger…than I.” Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:38:11 EDT The Breadth of the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Awards Commenting on the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Awards, Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, notes that the winners “seem to be stronger, more qualified, more diverse in their activities.” Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:30:42 EDT Latest US Ebola Case Traveled by Air Before Reporting Symptoms A second health care worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled by air the day before her symptoms appeared. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:30:14 EDT Cigarette Smoking Linked to 14 Million Major Illnesses The disease burden of smoking remains immense despite widespread tobacco cessation efforts. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:28:24 EDT New Guidelines for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation: Key Points for Pharmacists Updated guidelines for postoperative atrial fibrillation contain several pieces of information for pharmacists to help prevent medication errors. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:24:45 EDT