Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:09:28 EDT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:09:28 EDT Lost in Translation? Drug Label Translation Proposal Presents Problems for Patients, Pharmacists Proposal would require California pharmacists to dispense medications with labels translated into languages they cannot read. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:05:01 EDT HPV Vaccination Rates Low for Another Year HPV vaccination rates remained low for the second consecutive year, the CDC reports. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:02:01 EDT Pharmacists Fighting Tobacco Use? CDC Launches Website Targeted at Most Accessible Provider A new website created by the Centers for Disease Control offers resources for pharmacists to help patients quit smoking. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:53:27 EDT Retail Business Conference Encourages Pharmacists to Lead Change Cardinal Health and the National Community Pharmacists’ Association host the Retail Business Conference in Washington, DC. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:45:01 EDT HIV in the Crosshairs: Researchers’ Tool Targets and Removes Virus from Cell Genome Temple University researchers’ tool requires further investigation, targets virus cells specifically. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:01 EDT Tracking Tool Harnesses Social Media to Monitor Illicit Drug Use A National Institutes of Health–funded project aims to identify emerging drug trends to aid in public health response efforts. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:28:52 EDT Probiotics May Be a Useful Adjunctive Treatment for Reducing Blood Pressure Through a metaanalysis, researchers in Australia have confirmed a slight antihypertensive effect with use of probiotics that was consistent through 9 studies. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:25:25 EDT Loss of Smell Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Research finds that older patients with lower odor identification test scores were at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:51:51 EDT Massachusetts Institutes Stricter Compounding Law New legislation comes 2 years after contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy cause meningitis outbreak. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:42:27 EDT Weight-Loss Surgery, Prescriptions More Satisfying for Obese Patients Obese patients who underwent surgery or took medications to lose weight were more satisfied with their results than those who made lifestyle changes. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:06:53 EDT Rotavirus Vaccination Decreases Diarrhea Hospitalizations Among Kids Since the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006, rates of diarrhea-related hospitalizations in US children have decreased significantly. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:28:58 EDT Pharmacists, Medical Homes, and Accountable Care Organizations Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists can become involved in patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:08:56 EDT More Stressed College Students Ordering Medications Online Of college students who used medications to aid study during final exams, 33% obtained the drugs without a doctor's prescription. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:47:50 EDT US Measles Cases Reach 20-Year High The number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first 5 months of 2014 is the highest reported for that period since 1994. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:35:41 EDT Pharmacy Times Reveals Pharmacists' OTC Favorites The 2014 OTC Guide supplement issue, website, and mobile app, touted on the TODAY show, announce the most recommended OTC products in more than 150 categories. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:47:28 EDT GIs Say OTC Generics Effective, But Still Recommend Brand Name Laxatives and PPIs Although gastroenterologists believe store brand products are as effective as their brand name counterparts, many still recommend the brand name products. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:45:10 EDT Storing Medications Safely During Disasters Shannon Manzi, PharmD, EMT, Team Lead, Emergency Services at Boston Children's Hospital, and Chief Pharmacist on the Metro Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), describes how medications are safely stored in emergency situations. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:36:14 EDT Antipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers May Reduce Violent Crime A study in Sweden found that violent crime rates were reduced by 45% among patients with psychiatric disorders who were prescribed antipsychotics. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:24:42 EDT The American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension Guidelines for Hypertension Management: An In-Depth Guide New hypertension guidelines from the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension differ from the JNC 8 guidelines on several key points. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:53:31 EDT Counseling for Improved Diabetes Management Jonathan G. Marquess, PharmD, CDE, President and CEO of the Institute for Wellness and Education, Inc, discusses how all pharmacies can manage diabetes patients. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:12:57 EDT