Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:05:54 UTC Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:05:54 UTC FDA Issues Strong Warning on Anemia Drug Risks http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Issues-Boxed-Warning-on-Risks-of-Anemia-Drug Ferumoxytol (Feraheme) has been responsible for a number of serious reactions and deaths since its 2009 approval. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:05:00 UTC Hypertension Management: Making Sense of the Guidelines http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hypertension-Management-Making-Sense-of-the-Guidelines A veritable alphabet soup of hypertension guidelines have been released over the past year. Here is what you need to know. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:33:00 UTC Immunization Update for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Immunization-Update-for-Pharmacists Changes to immunization schedules, a review of this season’s flu shot, and potential vaccines in the pipeline were broached at the American Pharmacist Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition session on immunizations. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:05:00 UTC Ex-Pharmacy Tech Charged with Drug Trafficking http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Ex-Pharmacy-Tech-Charged-with-Drug-Trafficking A former pharmacy technician in Massachusetts has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and larceny. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:00:00 UTC True Community-Based Care Centers on Collaboration http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/True-Community-Based-Care-Centers-on-Collaboration Team-based care and the importance of relationships between pharmacists and physicians were the emphasis of the keynote address at the American Pharmacists Association 2015 annual meeting. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:19:00 UTC Biosimilars: Pharmacist Self-Education Is Key to Drug Safety and Efficacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Biosimilars-Pharmacist-Self-Education-Is-Key-to-Drug-Safety-and-Efficacy With many blockbuster biologics’ patents expiring, pharmacists must educate themselves so they can properly inform patients about the safe and effective use of biosimilars. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:00:00 UTC PTSD May Promote Heart Failure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/PTSD-May-Promote-Heart-Failure Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder face greater odds of developing heart failure. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:35:00 UTC Compounding Pharmacy Shuttered Following License Suspension http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Compounding-Pharmacy-Shuttered-Following-License-Suspension A pharmacist in Cleveland, Tennessee, has surrendered her license following an investigation into her compounding pharmacy’s use of potentially unsafe ingredients. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:00:00 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