Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Mon, 25 May 2015 09:36:21 UTC Mon, 25 May 2015 09:36:21 UTC Robot Delivers Hospital Pharmacy’s Drugs to Nurses To give health-system pharmacists more time to concentrate on patient-centered care, a hospital has enlisted the help of a robot named Tug to deliver medications to nursing stations. Sun, 24 May 2015 02:00:00 UTC Walgreens’ Partnership with Red Nose Day Campaign Raises Millions A big red nose is typically associated with clowns, but it has recently become a symbol of charity. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 UTC Pharmacists in Kentucky Can Now Dispense Naloxone Without Prescriptions The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy has passed an emergency regulation permitting the state’s pharmacists to dispense the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:53:00 UTC How Clinicians Can Overcome Barriers to Initiating Insulin Jennifer Goldman, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP, professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University, discusses the role pharmacists can play when helping clinicians overcome barriers to initiating insulin use. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Biggest Challenge in Pharmacy School: Time Management Justin Mathew, pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, discusses what he thinks is the biggest challenge pharmacy students face. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC How Pharmacy Students Have Changed Over the Years Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, discusses how pharmacy students have changed over the years he has been teaching. Thu, 21 May 2015 03:03:00 UTC Thieves Cut Hole in Hospital Pharmacy’s Wall to Steal Pills, Cash A health-system pharmacist received quite a surprise one morning upon spotting a large hole in his pharmacy’s wall. Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Hospital Leaders Say Scaling Back 340B Program Would Hurt Patients In Need Health-systems leaders fear that a scaled-back 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program would hurt the very patients it was designed to benefit. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 UTC The Pharmacist Role in Antibiotic Prescribing Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, reflects on the pharmacist's role in antibiotic prescribing. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC 22 Pharmacists, Doctors Arrested in DEA’s Drug Abuse Crackdown Twenty-two pharmacists and doctors were arrested in the Drug Enforcement Administration's “Operation Pilluted” aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:00:00 UTC The ITPD Program at University of Colorado's Pharmacy School Shaun Ellen Gleason, PharmD, MGS, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains what the International-Trained PharmD Program is. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:22:00 UTC Adding Opioids to Cannabis for Chronic Pain Won’t Raise Substance Abuse Risk Chronic pain patients using prescription opioids in conjunction with medical marijuana are not at increased risk for substance abuse. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:00:00 UTC Managed Care Contract Changes Provide Opportunities for Consultant Pharmacists Recent changes to reimbursement algorithms create new opportunities for consultant pharmacists to strengthen their contributions to managed care contracts. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Breaking Down Pharmacy Stereotypes Amanda Bright, pharmacy student at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, talks common misconceptions surrounding what pharmacists do. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC In-Hospital Retail Pharmacies Aim to Reduce Readmissions More health-systems are opening on-site retail pharmacies to improve medication adherence and patient care after discharge and reduce costly hospital readmissions. Tue, 19 May 2015 06:27:00 UTC Issues to Overcome in Pharmacy: How Much Pharmacists Are Underutilized Kevin Pak, pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, discusses an obstacle for pharmacists. Tue, 19 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Compassion and Empathy in the Pharmacy Ian Dilley, Purdue College of Pharmacy student, said pharmacists should strive to show compassion and empathy. Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Smoking Cessation Incentive Program Coming Soon to CVS Keeping its commitment to tobacco cessation efforts, CVS Health is set to launch an incentive program to help its employees to stop smoking. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:55:00 UTC Common Overactive Bladder Drugs Rarely Resolve Symptoms Overactive bladder medications do very little to reduce symptoms in women compared with placebo. Sun, 17 May 2015 05:00:00 UTC Giving Infants Antibiotics May Spur Disease in Adulthood Infant antibiotic use may be linked with disease later in life. Sun, 17 May 2015 02:00:00 UTC