Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:04:53 EDT Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:04:53 EDT Pharmacy Facts Shared During American Pharmacists Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Facts-Shared-During-American-Pharmacists-Month Throughout the month of October, pharmacists are encouraged to share daily facts pertaining to the pharmacy profession via social media in celebration of American Pharmacists Month. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:53:55 EDT OTC Analgesics May Reduce Depression Symptoms http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/OTC-Analgesics-May-Reduce-Depression-Symptoms Used alongside antidepressants, OTC analgesics and anti-inflammatories purchased from pharmacies may effectively treat patients with depression without increasing their risk of adverse events. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:59:47 EDT <em>Pharmacy Times</em> Asks a Walgreens Pharmacist: How Do You Build Patient Trust? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/emPharmacy-Timesem-Asks-a-Walgreens-Pharmacist-How-Do-You-Build-Patient-Trust Chirag Patel, PharmD, a Walgreens pharmacist in Union, New Jersey, describes the methods he uses to earn patients’ trust. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:34:01 EDT Purdue Pharma Enhances Opioid Education for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Purdue-Pharma-Enhances-Opioid-Education-for-Pharmacists The transdermal buprenorphine manufacturer has launched an awareness campaign to address specific knowledge gaps among pharmacists that pertain to opioids. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:30 EDT The Ebola Epidemic: What Pharmacists Need to Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Ebola-Epidemic-What-Pharmacists-Need-to-Know Learn about the strains involved in current and past Ebola epidemics, features of the virus, information about aerosolized spread, and treatments in development. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:14:40 EDT Aging Satisfaction Influences Preventive Health Behavior http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Aging-Satisfaction-Influences-Preventive-Health-Behavior Adults aged 50 years or older who feel comfortable about aging are more likely to seek preventive health care services. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:11:21 EDT Fish Oil Supplementation Won’t Stop Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Fish-Oil-Supplementation-Wont-Stop-Atrial-Fibrillation-Recurrence A new study indicates that high doses of fish oil supplementation fails to prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:45:48 EDT Enterovirus Infection Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Enterovirus-Infection-Increases-Type-1-Diabetes-Risk Children infected with enterovirus have a 48% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:34:16 EDT <em>Pharmacy Times</em> Asks a Walgreens Pharmacist: What Are Your Wellness Initiatives? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/emPharmacy-Timesem-Asks-a-Walgreens-Pharmacist-What-Are-Your-Wellness-Initiatives Chirag Patel, PharmD, a Walgreens pharmacist in Union, New Jersey, describes the wellness initiatives that Walgreens pharmacists are introducing to patients. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:26:40 EDT Pharmacy Lessons From a Viral Music Video http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Lessons-From-a-Viral-Music-Video From a bad customer service experience, independent musician Dave Carroll learned valuable lessons that apply to independent community pharmacists. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:35:01 EDT Cigarette Purchases Commonly Accompany Asthma Prescription Refills http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Cigarette-Purchases-Commonly-Accompany-Asthma-Prescription-Refills Even though smoking can exacerbate respiratory conditions and limit the efficacy of their treatment, patients often purchase cigarettes while filling prescriptions for asthma or antihypertensive drugs at pharmacies. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:02:10 EDT Pharmacist Interventions Optimize Pediatric Cancer Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Interventions-Optimize-Pediatric-Cancer-Care In the pediatric hospital setting, pharmacists most frequently perform drug therapy changes on the cancer ward. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:59:21 EDT Lessons from the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Finalists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Lessons-from-the-2014-Next-Generation-Pharmacist-Award-Finalists Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, divulges what he’s learned from his fellow Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award finalists. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:17:19 EDT Dozens of Americans Clear Ebola Monitoring Period http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Dozens-of-Americans-Clear-Ebola-Monitoring-Period Progress in the fight against an Ebola outbreak has been made on 2 fronts. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:48 EDT Guy Kawasaki Advises Community Pharmacists to Enchant Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Guy-Kawasaki-Advises-Community-Pharmacists-to-Enchant-Patients Author, speaker, and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki inspired independent community pharmacists to be enchanting. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:44:01 EDT Diversity of the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award Finalists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Diversity-of-the-2014-Next-Generation-Pharmacist-Award-Finalists Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, reflects on his fellow 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Award finalists. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:14:01 EDT Despite DEA Accommodation, Many Pharmacies Prohibit Hydrocodone Refills http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Despite-DEA-Accommodation-Many-Pharmacies-Prohibit-Hydrocodone-Refills Although pharmacies can legally dispense remaining refills of prescriptions for rescheduled hydrocodone combination products submitted prior to October 6, 2014, over the next 6 months, many drug chains have chosen not to honor those refills. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:42:36 EDT CDC: Current Clusters of Vaccination Exemption May Spread Preventable Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Current-Clusters-of-Vaccination-Exemption-May-Spread-Preventable-Disease The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uncovered clusters of high vaccination exemption at the local level, which leaves communities vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:19:49 EDT Enterovirus D68: How Did the Current Outbreak Begin? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Enterovirus-D68-How-Did-the-Current-Outbreak-Begin Notable outbreaks over the past 2 decades have qualified enterovirus D68 as an emerging pathogen. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:31:39 EDT Provider Status Would Open Opportunities for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Provider-Status-Would-Open-Opportunities-for-Pharmacists Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, discusses how provider status would influence pharmacists’ daily practice. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:06:19 EDT