Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/mtm/condition-rss en-us Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:59:17 UTC Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:59:17 UTC Cancer Drug Costs Soared in 2 Decades http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cancer-Drug-Costs-Soared-in-2-Decades Cancer drug prices have increased 10% each year since 1995, even after adjusting for inflation and incremental health benefits. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:19:00 UTC Stopping Statins May Benefit End-of-Life Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Stopping-Statins-May-Benefit-End-of-Life-Patients Patients with limited life expectancy may see improvement in their quality of life if they stop taking statins. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Would-a-Data-Bank-Fill-Epilepsy-Care-Gaps Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC Pharmacy Board Director’s Retirement Shortly Follows Critical Audit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Board-Directors-Retirement-Shortly-Follows-Critical-Audit The executive director of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy is retiring after 30 years in the business and a recent critical audit of the pharmacy board. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:00:00 UTC Health-System Pharmacist Fired for Illicitly Accessing Health Records http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-System-Pharmacist-Fired-for-Illicitly-Accessing-Health-Records A health-system pharmacist was recently let go after peeking at the health records of patients not in his care. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:00:00 UTC Hydrocodone Rescheduling Hinders Pain Patient Access http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hydrocodone-Rescheduling-Hinders-Pain-Patient-Access Tighter hydrocodone regulations meant to reduce opioid abuse are hindering pain patients’ access to the products. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 UTC Death Risk for Dementia Patients May Increase with Antipsychotic Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Death-Risk-for-Dementia-Patients-May-Increase-with-Antipsychotic-Use Seniors with dementia who take antipsychotics may face a higher risk of death than previously thought. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:17:00 UTC Clinical Empathy Key to Pharmacist–Patient Interactions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Clinical-Empathy-Key-to-PharmacistPatient-Interactions Prior to dispensing a prescription to a patient, it may pay to walk a mile in his or her shoes. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:57:00 UTC Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Pleads-Guilty-to-Medicare-Fraud A pharmacist involved in a Medicare scheme has pleaded guilty to health care fraud. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:00:00 UTC DEA Alerts Nation to Fentanyl Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/DEA-Issues-National-Alert-on-Fentanyl-Risk In response to a recent resurgence in fentanyl abuse, the DEA today issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of the drug, describing it as a threat to health and public safety. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:59:00 UTC Health-System Variables Improve Medication Adherence in Medicare Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Health-System-Variables-Improve-Medication-Adherence-in-Medicare-Patients As the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services places a greater emphasis on medication adherence through its star ratings, pharmacists and other health care professionals continue to seek ways to improve adherence among seniors. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 03:17:00 UTC Genetic ADHD Test May Inform More Effective Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Genetic-ADHD-Test-May-Inform-More-Effective-Treatment The new test aids health care professionals and patients in determining whether a specific medication will address ADHD symptoms effectively. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:51:00 UTC Key Challenges Pharmacists May Encounter in the Future http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Key-Challenges-Pharmacists-May-Encounter-in-the-Future Tony Willoughby, McKesson vice president and chief pharmacist at Health Mart, talks about key challenges pharmacists may encounter in the future. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:30:00 UTC How the Change from Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Service has Altered Pharmacy Strategy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-the-Change-from-Fee-For-Service-to-Value-Based-Service-has-Altered-Pharmacy-Strategy Tony Willoughby, McKesson vice president and chief pharmacist at Health Mart, talks about how the change from fee-for-service to value-based service has altered pharmacy strategy. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:26:00 UTC How Owning a Health Mart Pharmacy Differs from Being Completely Independent http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Owning-a-Health-Mart-Pharmacy-Differs-from-Being-Completely-Independent Tony Willoughby, McKesson vice president and chief pharmacist at Health Mart, talks about how owning a Health Mart pharmacy differs from being completely independent. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:20:00 UTC Impact on Pharmacies From the Move Toward Value-Based Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Impact-on-Pharmacies-From-the-Move-Toward-Value-Based-Care Tony Willoughby, McKesson vice president and chief pharmacist at Health Mart, talks about the impact from the move toward value-based care will have on pharmacies. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:16:00 UTC Keys to Success for Independent Pharmacy Owners http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Keys-to-Success-for-Independent-Pharmacy-Owners Tony Willoughby, McKesson vice president and chief pharmacist at Health Mart, reveals some keys to success for independent pharmacy owners. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:09:00 UTC Round Up of ACC Scientific Session Presentations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Round-Up-of-ACC-Scientific-Session-Presentations As the 2015 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session and Expo concludes, take a look at a few of the latest discoveries that were presented at the conference. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:02:00 UTC Despite Pharmacist Preparedness, E-Prescribe Mandate Delayed http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Despite-Pharmacist-Preparedness-E-Prescribe-Mandate-Delayed Almost all New York pharmacists are prepared to accept only electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, but 94% of prescribers are not prepared to issue them. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:34:00 UTC What Pharmacists can do to Promote Medication Synchronization Programs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/What-Pharmacists-can-do-to-Promote-Medication-Synchronization-Programs Jason Turner, PharmD, owner of Moundsville Pharmacy, talks about what pharmacists can do to promote medication synchronization programs. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:23:00 UTC