Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:46:08 EST Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:46:08 EST FDA Approves Hydrocodone Product With Abuse-Deterrent Properties The FDA today approved hydrocodone bitartrate, an extended-release opioid analgesic for treating severe pain that requires daily long-term opioid treatment and for which other treatment options are inadequate. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:26:01 EST Ebola Spread Slows in Guinea, Liberia Progress in stopping the spread of the Ebola has been achieved in 2 West African countries, though new cases of the virus are increasing in a third. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:01:01 EST Compounding Pharmacy Back in Business After Suing DEA After the Drug Enforcement Administration revoked the Tampa-based pharmacy’s registration to sell controlled substances and seized its drugs, the company fought back with a lawsuit. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:26:15 EST Generic Drugs Prescribed More With EHR Default Display Fewer brand-name drugs are prescribed when their generic equivalents are displayed in the electronic health record first. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:02:01 EST Brand-Name Rx Drug Costs Rose 13% in 2013 The prices for brand-name prescription medications commonly used by older adults increased by an approximate average of 13% last year, more than 8 times faster than the general inflation rate. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:28:41 EST Ebola Preparedness Increasing Across US Hospitals With administrators increasing staff training efforts for the Ebola virus at medical facilities throughout the United States, hospital radiology departments are emphasizing protocols for performing imaging procedures on isolated patients. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:02:01 EST Oklahoma Pharmacist Arrested for Embezzling Oxycodone Some pharmacists feel tired after being on their feet all day and never getting a chance to sit down. To ease the annoyance of standing all day, one pharmacist in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, allegedly took matters into his own hands. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:43:28 EST Automated Reminders Improve Heart Disease Medication Adherence Patients with chronic cardiovascular disease who receive automated reminders for their prescription blood pressure and cholesterol medications are more likely to refill those drugs. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:04:01 EST Pharmacy Sues DEA for Seizing Its Drugs While some pharmacies have their drugs stolen by robbers, a pharmacy in Tampa, Florida, had its drugs taken by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:21:45 EST Energy Drinks Cause Serious Illness in Young Children More than 40% of calls placed to US poison control centers concerning energy drinks involve children under age 6, some of whom suffer serious cardiac and neurological symptoms. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:19:39 EST Ebola Epidemic in West Africa Not Linked to Congo Outbreak The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo stems from a different strain of the virus than the outbreak wreaking havoc on West Africa, according to data from a French research organization. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:12:01 EST Pharmacist Costs Walgreens $1.4 Million for Violating HIPAA Walgreens will appeal a $1.4 million verdict after 1 of its pharmacists in Indiana violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act when she reviewed prescription records of a woman who once dated her husband. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:27:58 EST Telemedicine Diagnoses More Diabetic Retinopathy Implementing eye screening via telemedicine among patients with diabetes uncovered that 1 in 5 have diabetic retinopathy. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:53:30 EST Ebola-Infected Doctor Dies at Nebraska Hospital A Nebraska hospital has reported that one of its patients, a surgeon who had been working in Sierra Leone, has died from Ebola. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:49:13 EST Pharmacist Fined for Spying on Friends’ Medical Records A pharmacist in the United Kingdom who got a little too curious about his friends’ and family’s medical records has been convicted of data protection offenses and fined. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:12:34 EST Pharmacist–Technician Ratios Require More Evaluation Further research is needed to pinpoint a technician-to-pharmacist ratio that best ensures patient safety and quality care. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:08:41 EST Shoplifting Pharmacist Suspended for 9 Months One pharmacist in England had more than a trick up his sleeve. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:00:57 EST International Pharmaceutical Federation Mobilizes Ebola Response With a mission to help pharmacists throughout the world prevent the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has launched a suite of resources to advise community pharmacists on the threat. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:50:55 EST Unhealthy Snacking Increasing Among US Children Study indicates that American children could benefit from a switch to low-sugar, nutrient-dense snacks. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:01:01 EST E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Respiratory Risks The flavorings used to improve the taste of electronic cigarettes may pose their own respiratory health hazards. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:29:13 EST