Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:10:23 EDT Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:10:23 EDT Pharmacists Positively Impact Diabetes Outcomes Through Collaborative Care Teams Pharmacists who participate in community-based diabetes care teams play a pivotal role in reducing A1C levels among patients with poorly controlled diabetes. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:33:54 EDT Doctors Without Borders Warns Ebola Is Winning The current Ebola epidemic is causing the health care system in West Africa to collapse. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:19 EDT Live MTM Outperforms Chart Review on Reducing Cholesterol Live medication therapy management (MTM) reduces low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol significantly more than standard, chart-review MTM. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:47 EDT Pharmacy Shopping for ADHD Medications Similar to Opioids ADHD medications are prone to the same abuse, misuse, and diversion as opioids. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:20 EDT Polypharmacy Hinders HIV Drug Adherence Among HIV-positive patients, concurrent use of medications is associated with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:33:01 EDT Nearly One-Third of Sierra Leone Quarantined to Control Ebola Obama calls for international response to prevent “humanitarian catastrophe.” Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:42:46 EDT Quality Measures Within Medicare Part D for Drug Adherence Sam Stolpe, PharmD, describes several quality measures that revolve around safe and appropriate medication use. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:22:33 EDT Why Medicare Part D Star Ratings Are Relevant for Pharmacists Tom Hubbard believes the quality measures that generate star ratings for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are the most relevant metrics for pharmacists. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:42:58 EDT Updated Guidelines for Protecting Children From Flu In many cases, children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years should receive 2 doses of the influenza vaccine separated by a minimum of 4 weeks. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:12:16 EDT New FDA Program Protects Pharmacies From Rogue Wholesale Drug Distributors The FDA launched the “Know Your Source” program to help health care professionals spot counterfeit drugs and reduce the threat of illegal drug trading. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:52:47 EDT Mail-Order Pharmacies See Growth in Customer Satisfaction, But Lag Behind Brick-and-Mortar Counterparts Although mail-order pharmacies registered the most growth in overall pharmacy customer satisfaction from 2013, patients are still significantly more pleased with their interactions at brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:57:01 EDT Enterovirus May Have Peaked Enterovirus-D68 could soon be in the rearview mirror, according to a Hartford, CT, pediatric intensivist who has treated more than 20 children hospitalized with the infection. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:43:43 EDT Without Ramped-Up Ebola Response Efforts, Afflicted Nations Could Collapse Potential for widespread chaos and eventual collapse of hardest-hit nations without ramped-up international response. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:47:24 EDT Influenza, Pneumococcal Coinfection Increase Ear Infection Risk Influenza boosts the ability of pneumococci to cause middle ear and throat infections. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:10:45 EDT California Pharmacists Can Soon Dispense Opioid Overdose Antidote Without Prescriptions California joins 5 other states in allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:41:20 EDT CDC Calls for Greater Vaccination Against Impending Influenza Officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging all Americans aged 6 months and older to receive flu shots for the impending influenza season. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:35:01 EDT Enterovirus Cases Expected to Spike Nationwide Due to Specimen Backlog Respiratory illness now confirmed in 27 states, with significant growth expected in coming weeks. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:27:14 EDT Generic Discount Drug Program Gains Popularity Despite Low Initial Uptake Although the initial uptake of the generic discount drug program (GDDP) was essentially nonexistent among vulnerable populations, patients’ participation in the GDDP notably expanded as it matured. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:34:44 EDT Pregnancy Heightens Immune Response to Influenza, Making Vaccination a Key Preventive Measure Pregnant women exhibit a more powerful immune response to influenza, but only half are currently vaccinated. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:24:45 EDT Ultimate Severity of Ebola Outbreak Cannot Be Foreseen Model used to predict eventual size of Ebola outbreak outpaced by scale of current epidemic. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:25:28 EDT