Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss 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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Clinical-Pharmacists-Identify-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? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Answering-Questions-About-Influenza-Vaccine-Formulations-for-the-20142015-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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