Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Sat, 07 Mar 2015 01:45:30 UTC Sat, 07 Mar 2015 01:45:30 UTC Retired Pharmacist Attends More Than 1000 Consecutive College Basketball Games There’s no guessing which team retired pharmacist Irving Rider is rooting for this March Madness. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:00:00 UTC Social Media Messages May Help Smokers Quit Tweeting about quitting may help smokers actually kick the habit. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC New Programs Cardinal Health has Introduced in Response to Industry Changes Ludy L. Underwood, Cardinal Health sales manager for retail/alternative care, pharmaceutical division, talks about new programs Cardinal Health has introduced in response to industry changes. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:10:00 UTC 3 Biggest Statin Myths Debunked In light of misrepresented statistics and overstated fears about statin-related adverse events, here are 3 of the biggest myths your patients may have heard about these life-saving medications—and the facts Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Killed After Refusing to Give Robber Oxycodone A man from Virginia has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of a pharmacist. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:00:00 UTC To Help Smokers Quit, Extend Bupropion Beforehand Taking an antidepressant used in smoking cessation for an extended period of time prior to quitting may help smokers achieve their goal. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC Areas Commonly Overlooked When Pharmacists Evaluate Cost-Savings Strategies Ludy L. Underwood, Cardinal Health sales manager for retail/alternative care, pharmaceutical division, talks areas commonly overlooked when pharmacists evaluate cost-savings strategies. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:03:00 UTC Questions of Context, Practical Effect Highlight Oral Arguments in <em>King v. Burwell</em> The Supreme Court of the United States today heard oral arguments in <em>King v. Burwell</em>, a case that could make the 2010 Affordable Care Act unworkable in most states by eliminating premium subsidies for 7.5 million Americans Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:38:00 UTC FDA Launches Free Drug Shortage App Worried about potential drug shortages? There's an app for that. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:47:00 UTC Fear Factor Won’t Sway Vaccine Skeptics Using scare tactics to sway vaccine skeptics’ views tends to backfire, suggesting that pharmacists and other health care professionals should alter their approach to counseling these patients. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:40:00 UTC Active Shooter Situations Increasing in Hospitals Health-system pharmacists may see an increasing threat of active shooter situations in their hospitals. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:37:00 UTC Pharmacy Robber Stashes Stolen Pills in Hello Kitty Bag Adderall, Concerta, morphine, and Ritalin were some of the prescription medications tossed into a robber’s Hello Kitty bag at a pharmacy in Shelby, Ohio. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:58:00 UTC How Health Information Technology has Changed the Business of Pharmacy Ludy L. Underwood, Cardinal Health sales manager for retail/alternative care, pharmaceutical division, talks about how health information technology has changed the business of pharmacy. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:40:00 UTC Retail Clinics Competing with Physician Offices Can Spur Antibiotic Prescribing Antibiotic prescribing rates tend to rise when retail clinics and physician offices compete for patients in affluent areas with abundant access to health care professionals. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:37:00 UTC Impact of Value-Based Payment Models on Pharmacies Pharmacies can anticipate new, specific goals that tie fee-for-service Medicare payments to value-based payment models, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:57:00 UTC How CMS Affects Pharmacists, Health Plans A common thread across all US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services programs is a shift of risk off of CMS and onto health care providers, according to Sam Stolpe, PharmD, senior director of Quality Strategies and Business Development at Pharmacy Quality Alliance. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:51:00 UTC Increasing Emphasis on CMR Completion Rates As the quality measurement environment changes, pharmacists may shift their focus to new areas. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:48:00 UTC How Cardinal Health Helped Pharmacies Reduce Costs Ludy L. Underwood, Cardinal Health sales manager for retail/alternative care, pharmaceutical division, talks about how Cardinal Health has helped pharmacies reduce costs. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:00 UTC Statins May Not Reduce Parkinson’s Risk After All Casting doubt on previous conjectures, a new study suggests that statins do not protect patients against Parkinson’s disease. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 UTC Accreditation Standards Retail Pharmacists Should Pursue for Specialty Pharmacy Services Rinku A. Patel, PharmD, RPh, founder and CEO of KloudScript, talks about accreditation standards retail pharmacists should pursue in order to provide specialty pharmacy services. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:00:00 UTC