Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss en-us Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:18:09 UTC Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:18:09 UTC How the EQuIPP Platform Has Helped Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-the-EQuIPP-Platform-Has-Helped-Pharmacists David Nau, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, president of Pharmacy Quality Solutions, talks about how Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies has helped pharmacists. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:37:00 UTC How Value-Based Payment Trends Incentivize Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Value-Based-Payment-Trends-Incentivize-Adherence David Nau, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, president of Pharmacy Quality Solutions, talks about how have value-based payment trends incentivize adherence. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:22:00 UTC Facebook Rant Puts Pharmacist in Hot Water http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Facebook-Rant-Puts-Pharmacist-in-Hot-Water A pharmacist who posted derogatory comments about a customer on social media is now being investigated by the National Health Service. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Most Successful Tactics Pharmacists Can Use to Improve Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Most-Successful-Tactics-Pharmacists-Can-Use-to-Improve-Adherence David Nau, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, president of Pharmacy Quality Solutions, talks about the most successful tactics pharmacists can use to improve adherence. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:58:00 UTC How Adherence is Measured http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Adherence-is-Measured David Nau, PhD, RPh, FAPhA, president of Pharmacy Quality Solutions, talks about how medication adherence is measured. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:52:00 UTC First Generic of MS Treatment Gets FDA Nod http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/First-Generic-of-MS-Treatment-Gets-FDA-Nod The FDA today approved Sandoz’s glatiramer acetate (Glatopa), a once-daily injection indicated for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:24:00 UTC Do Popular Weight-Loss Programs Work? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Do-Popular-Weight-Loss-Programs-Work As the Affordable Care Act places greater emphasis on obesity, pharmacists should stand ready to help patients manage their weight. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 UTC Unapproved Prescription Drugs Seized by US Marshals http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Unapproved-Prescription-Drugs-Seized-by-US-Marshals US Marshals have seized $1.5 million worth of unapproved prescription drugs from Stratus Pharmaceuticals at the request of the FDA and the US attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:50:00 UTC Specialty Drugs Drive US Medicine Spending Spike http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Specialty-Drugs-Drive-US-Medicine-Spending-Spike A record 4.3 billion prescriptions were filled in the United States last year. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:46:00 UTC Factors that Contribute to Nonadherence Among Patients with COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Factors-that-Contribute-to-Nonadherence-Among-Patients-with-COPD Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, details some factors that contribute to nonadherence among patients with COPD. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:50:00 UTC FDA Approves New Chronic Heart Failure Medicine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Approves-New-Chronic-Heart-Failure-Medicine Today’s approval of Amgen’s ivabradine makes it the first new chronic heart failure medicine that has been approved by the FDA in almost a decade. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:28:00 UTC Importance of Individualizing Treatment for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Importance-of-Individualizing-Treatment-for-COPD Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about the importance of individualizing treatment for COPD. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:58:00 UTC Burden of COPD on Society http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Burden-of-COPD-on-Society Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, CGP, assistant clinical professor of clinical pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about the burden COPD places on society. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:50:00 UTC Why 1 Consultant Pharmacist Was Drawn to <i>Directions in Pharmacy's </i> 5th Annual CE Conference http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Why-1-Consultant-Pharmacist-Was-Drawn-to-Directions-in-Pharmacys-5th-Annual-CE-Conference Doug Wessel, PharmD, CCP, consultant pharmacist, talks about what drew him to Directions in Pharmacy's 5th annual CE conference in March 2015. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:43:00 UTC What to Know About Antibiotic-Resistant Shigella Superbug http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/What-to-Know-About-Antibiotic-Resistant-Shigella-Superbug The recent outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of shigellosis is giving pharmacists an important role in preventing and treating the gastrointestinal disease. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:00:00 UTC Action Plans Pharmacists Should Have for Patients with Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Action-Plans-Pharmacists-Should-Have-for-Patients-with-Asthma Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about actions plans pharmacists should have for patients with asthma. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:12:00 UTC Lesser Known Facts About Asthma Treatments http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Lesser-Known-Facts-About-Asthma-Treatments Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about some lesser known facts about asthma treatment. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:04:00 UTC Patient Counseling Tips Regarding Inhaler Technique http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Patient-Counseling-Tips-Regarding-Inhaler-Technique Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about some general patient counseling tips regarding inhaler technique. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:58:00 UTC How Community Pharmacists Can Help Improve Management of Asthma in Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Community-Pharmacists-Can-Help-Improve-Management-of-Asthma-in-Patients Maria Marzella Mantione, PharmD, CGP, associate clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's University, talks about how community pharmacists can help improve management of asthma in patients. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:49:00 UTC mHealth Engages Heart Failure Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/mHealth-Engages-Heart-Failure-Patients Patients who use mobile-based telemonitoring systems for heart failure self-management feel more connected to the health care team. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:41:00 UTC