Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:43 EDT Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:43 EDT Clinical Pharmacists Catch Medication Discrepancies More Often Than Nurses Given a structured method for medication reconciliation, clinical pharmacists identify more medication discrepancies than nurses. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:40:01 EDT Are Artificial Sweeteners a Hidden Trigger of Inflammatory Bowel Disease? In several countries, increases in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease have been observed closely following regulatory approval of sucralose. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:39:44 EDT Pharmacists Overestimate Patients’ Understanding of Medical Terms Pharmacists gauge patients’ recognition of medical terms higher than doctors do. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:40:41 EDT How Vaccinations Have Expanded the Role of Pharmacists At the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, Lauren Forni, PharmD, RPH, of CVS/pharmacy, discusses how the new standing order for providing immunizations has expanded the role of pharmacists. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:04:22 EDT WHO Urges Global Community to Send Resources to Halt Ebola Spread Organization warns disease is spreading faster than it can be contained. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:20:19 EDT Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth Roughly 1 in every 3 obstetric complications are related to preeclampsia. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:36:56 EDT Trio of Health Care Antiseptics Still Considered Safe and Effective FDA committee quashes recommendation to reclassify ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and iodine. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:08:01 EDT Immunizations Offered to 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo Attendees Lauren Forni, PharmD, RPH, of CVS/pharmacy, explains why pharmacists are providing vaccines to 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo attendees. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:04:23 EDT Tracking Fruit Bats May Identify Regions at Greatest Risk for Ebola Epidemic Countries at highest risk for Ebola transmission identified through animal migration patterns. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:04:24 EDT The Largest Contributor to the High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes? High BMI The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the United States has been rising for decades. A new study suggests that body mass index is the largest contributor to the rising rate of T2DM. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:36:24 EDT To Halt Ebola Outbreak, Rigorous Safety Measures for Health Care Workers Are Needed Commentary stresses importance of safe removal of protective gear among those caring for infected patients. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:28:15 EDT WHO Calls for Greater Suicide Prevention Strategies New report outlines suicide risks and prevention strategies to address high global suicide rates. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:17:21 EDT Answering Questions About Influenza Vaccine Formulations for the 2014/2015 Season Navigating the intricacies of specific formulations is of foremost importance to the community pharmacist. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:40:43 EDT Pharmacies Can Collect Unused Prescription Drugs Under New DEA Regulation Pharmacies will soon be legally authorized to accept and safely dispose of patients’ unused prescription medications. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:35:01 EDT Health Care Workers "Fighting a Forest Fire with Spray Bottles" as Ebola Spreads Unabated Ebola epidemic expected to surge, though relief workers are already overwhelmed by increasing patient volume. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:52:50 EDT Gila Monster Venom, Gut Hormones, and Diabetes: The Winding Path to Drug Discovery Learn the fascinating details of the discovery of incretin-active agents, including DPP4 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and GLP-2 agonists. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:23:01 EDT Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Often Administered After Expiration Date The short shelf life of the live attenuated influenza vaccine may contribute to patients unwittingly receiving an expired dose. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:33:34 EDT Regional Outbreak of Rare Respiratory Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds Outbreak of enterovirus D68 spreads to several states across the Midwest. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:50:01 EDT Experimental Vaccine Protects Primates Infected with Ebola Progress made on new Ebola drugs as US government pledges resources to West Africa. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:08:48 EDT Sexual Activity Assumptions Contribute to Lower HPV Vaccination Rates Parental and provider assumptions about sexual activity onset contribute to low HPV vaccination rates, the results of a study suggest. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:00:31 EDT