Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:22:16 EDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:22:16 EDT Tracking Tool Harnesses Social Media to Monitor Illicit Drug Usehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Tracking-Tool-Harnesses-Social-Media-to-Monitor-Illicit-Drug-UseA National Institutes of Health–funded project aims to identify emerging drug trends to aid in public health response efforts. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:28:52 EDTProbiotics May Be a Useful Adjunctive Treatment for Reducing Blood Pressurehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Probiotics-May-Be-a-Useful-Adjunctive-Treatment-for-Reducing-Blood-PressureThrough a metaanalysis, researchers in Australia have confirmed a slight antihypertensive effect with use of probiotics that was consistent through 9 studies.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:25:25 EDTLoss of Smell Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’shttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Loss-of-Smell-Could-Indicate-Early-Stages-of-AlzheimersResearch finds that older patients with lower odor identification test scores were at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:51:51 EDTMassachusetts Institutes Stricter Compounding Lawhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Massachusetts-Institutes-Stricter-Compounding-LawNew legislation comes 2 years after contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy cause meningitis outbreak.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:42:27 EDTWeight-Loss Surgery, Prescriptions More Satisfying for Obese Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Prescriptions-More-Satisfying-for-Obese-PatientsObese patients who underwent surgery or took medications to lose weight were more satisfied with their results than those who made lifestyle changes.Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:06:53 EDTRotavirus Vaccination Decreases Diarrhea Hospitalizations Among Kidshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Rotavirus-Vaccination-Decreases-Diarrhea-Hospitalizations-Among-KidsSince the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006, rates of diarrhea-related hospitalizations in US children have decreased significantly.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:28:58 EDTPharmacists, Medical Homes, and Accountable Care Organizationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Pharmacists-Medical-Homes-and-Accountable-Care-OrganizationsStarlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists can become involved in patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:08:56 EDTMore Stressed College Students Ordering Medications Onlinehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/More-Stressed-College-Students-Ordering-Medications-OnlineOf college students who used medications to aid study during final exams, 33% obtained the drugs without a doctor's prescription.Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:47:50 EDTUS Measles Cases Reach 20-Year Highhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-Measles-Cases-Reach-20-Year-HighThe number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first 5 months of 2014 is the highest reported for that period since 1994.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:35:41 EDTPharmacy Times Reveals Pharmacists' OTC Favoriteshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Times-Reveals-Pharmacists-OTC-FavoritesThe 2014 OTC Guide supplement issue, website, and mobile app, touted on the TODAY show, announce the most recommended OTC products in more than 150 categories.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:47:28 EDTGIs Say OTC Generics Effective, But Still Recommend Brand Name Laxatives and PPIshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/GIs-Say-OTC-Generics-Effective-But-Still-Recommend-Brand-Name-Laxatives-and-PPIsAlthough gastroenterologists believe store brand products are as effective as their brand name counterparts, many still recommend the brand name products. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:45:10 EDTStoring Medications Safely During Disastershttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Storing-Medications-Safely-During-DisastersShannon Manzi, PharmD, EMT, Team Lead, Emergency Services at Boston Children's Hospital, and Chief Pharmacist on the Metro Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), describes how medications are safely stored in emergency situations.Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:36:14 EDTAntipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers May Reduce Violent Crimehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Antipsychotics-Mood-Stabilizers-May-Reduce-Violent-CrimeA study in Sweden found that violent crime rates were reduced by 45% among patients with psychiatric disorders who were prescribed antipsychotics. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:24:42 EDTThe American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension Guidelines for Hypertension Management: An In-Depth Guidehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-American-Society-of-Hypertension-and-the-International-Society-of-Hypertension-Guidelines-for-Hypertension-Management-An-In-Depth-GuideNew hypertension guidelines from the American Society of Hypertension and the International Society of Hypertension differ from the JNC 8 guidelines on several key points.Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:53:31 EDTCounseling for Improved Diabetes Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Counseling-for-Improved-Diabetes-Management-Jonathan G. Marquess, PharmD, CDE, President and CEO of the Institute for Wellness and Education, Inc, discusses how all pharmacies can manage diabetes patients. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:12:57 EDTFDA Advises Against Aspirin Use for Primary Prevention of Heart Attackhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Advises-Against-Aspirin-Use-for-Primary-Prevention-of-Heart-AttackAn FDA report concludes that aspirin’s risks may outweigh its benefits in patients who do not have a history of cardiovascular problems.Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:01 EDTComplementing Diabetes Carehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Complementing-Diabetes-CareStarlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists personalize and enhance care for diabetes patients. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:32:48 EDTElectronic Tool Improves Medication Reconciliationhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Electronic-Tool-Improves-Medication-ReconciliationAn electronic tool that encouraged active medication reconciliation upon admission to the hospital reduced the rate of medication reconciliation errors by 58%, according to the results of a study.Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:23:12 EDTRegular Informational Emails Help Combat Hospital Infectionhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Regular-Informational-Emails-Help-Combat-Hospital-InfectionA public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost 2 decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:30:01 EDTLong-Term PPI Use or Fundoplication for GERD Treatmenthttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Long-Term-PPI-Use-or-Fundoplication-for-GERD-TreatmentExperts discuss the pros and cons of long-term proton pump inhibitor use and surgical fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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