Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/mtm/condition-rss en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 11:46:24 UTC Wed, 27 May 2015 11:46:24 UTC Patient Satisfaction Scores Lower for Large Urban Hospitals http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Patient-Satisfaction-Scores-Lower-for-Large-Urban-Hospitals Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:00 UTC E-Prescriptions Let Pharmacists Focus on Patient Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/E-Prescriptions-Let-Pharmacists-Focus-on-Patient-Care Electronic prescribing technology is permitting pharmacists to focus less on administrative tasks and more on providing direct patient care. Tue, 26 May 2015 02:45:00 UTC Bringing Pharmacy to the Next Level http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Bringing-Pharmacy-to-the-Next-Level Kevin Pak, pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, talks about a challenge that pharmacists are facing. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Diagnostic Errors Often Contribute to Antibiotic Misuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Diagnostic-Errors-Often-Contribute-to-Antibiotic-Misuse Patients inaccurately diagnosed by their health care providers are more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotics that can lead to drug resistance, clinical failure, and adverse events. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Pharmacy Professor Describes Career Trajectory to Academia http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Pharmacy-Professor-Describes-Career-Trajectory-to-Academia Shaun Ellen Gleason, PharmD, MGS, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, talks about what drew her to teaching pharmacy students. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Robot Delivers Hospital Pharmacy’s Drugs to Nurses http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Robot-Delivers-Hospital-Pharmacys-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Thieves-Cut-Hole-in-Hospital-Pharmacys-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/22-Pharmacists-Doctors-Arrested-in-DEAs-Operation-Pilluted 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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/The-ITPD-Program-at-University-of-Colorado-Skaggs-School-of-Pharmacy-and-Pharmaceutical-Sciences 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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adding-Opioids-to-Cannabis-for-Chronic-Pain-Wont-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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