Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:23:40 EST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:23:40 EST 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Pharmacist Guilty of Illegally Supplying Addictive Drugs An Australian pharmacist was caught distributing addictive drugs, falsifying entries to disguise his theft of pills, and supplying medications without prescriptions. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:00:48 EST Pregestational Diabetes Care Yields Significant Savings Providing preconception care for pregestational diabetes mellitus in women of reproductive age could potentially save up to $5.5 billion in health expenditures. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:02:01 EST Genomic Testing Benefits Children With Developmental Disorders A new study led by researchers from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy-Kansas City proves that genomic diagnostic testing can directly impact the care of children and infants with neurologic disorders. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:02:01 EST Role of Telepharmacy in Patient Management Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, explains the role telehealth and telepharmacy will play in patient management. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:59:44 EST How Pharmacist Provider Status Would Affect Reimbursement Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, discusses how provider status would affect reimbursement models in ambulatory pharmacy. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:58:29 EST Preparing for Threats to Ambulatory Care Model Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, discusses how pharmacists can prepare for threats to the current ambulatory care model. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:57:14 EST Threats to Ambulatory Model Changing Pharmacist Care Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, explains how threats to the ambulatory care model will change pharmacist care. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:57:01 EST How Pharmacists Can Prepare for ACO-Related Changes Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, details how pharmacists can prepare for changes associated with ACOs and population health. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:54:31 EST Impact of ACOs on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, describes the impact that ACOs and population health will have on ambulatory care pharmacy. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:50:01 EST Pharmacists Provide New Pathway to Naloxone With Pennsylvania pharmacies now authorized to fill third-party naloxone prescriptions and California pharmacies set to dispense naloxone without any prescription at all, more and more pharmacists are providing a critical public pathway to the opioid overdose antidote. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:36:21 EST Strategies Pharmacists Can Implement to Decrease Medication Errors Stephanie Baker Justice, PharmD, BCPS, a pharmacy specialist in the emergency department at Charleston Area Medical Center, discusses strategies pharmacists can implement to decrease medication errors. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:36:43 EST