Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:27:04 EDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:27:04 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 Pharmacists Reduce Anti-Epileptic Drug Prescription Errors Clinical pharmacists can reduce anti-epileptic drug (AED) prescription errors that commonly result from incomplete or poor documentation. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:42:01 EDT Medical Supplies Flood into Sierra Leone During Ebola Quarantine Efforts to contain the virus increase as death toll continues to rise. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:25:43 EDT Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration Keeps Asthma Patients Out of Hospitals Implementing physician-pharmacist collaborative management methods reduces asthma-related emergency department visits. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:07:29 EDT Pharmacist Review of ER Visits Reduces Prevalence of Inappropriately Prescribed Antimicrobials Up to one-fifth of adult patients discharged from emergency departments may require antimicrobial prescription revisions. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:30:30 EDT Null Findings on Selenium Supplements for Cataract Prevention Selenium and vitamin E supplementation will not prevent cataracts in men, a new study suggests. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:00:01 EDT Combining COPD Therapies Aids Older Adults with Comorbid Asthma Combining 2 classes of COPD medications leads to better outcomes for older adults with comorbid asthma. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:42:01 EDT Blood Test Can Diagnose Major Depression A first-of-its-kind blood test delivers an objective diagnosis of major depressive disorder, as well as predicts which adult patients will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:33:40 EDT Pharmacist Raises Concerns Over Enterovirus as Illness Spreads The severe respiratory virus that is hospitalizing children across the United States has now been confirmed in 17 states. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:29:24 EDT CVS Health Finds Benefit in Banning Cigarettes From Pharmacies Research conducted by CVS Health supported its move to discontinue sales of tobacco products. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:18:19 EDT What's in Store for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo The 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo will be held in Denver, Colorado, from August 22, 2015, to August 25, 2015. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:59:16 EDT The Age of Targeted Osteoarthritis Therapy Begins Alpha-2-macroglobulin may soon revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:39:27 EDT Obama Ramps Up Response to Ebola Epidemic Thousands of US military personnel will deploy to West Africa. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:21 EDT US Hospital Administrative Costs Dwarf Other Nations' Spending Using a less market-oriented payment scheme could reduce high hospital administrative costs. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:52:12 EDT Insight Sessions Featured at the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo The 23 Insight Sessions featured at the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo addressed a wide range of challenges affecting today’s pharmacy landscape. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:19 EDT Enterovirus Cases Spread to the Northeast The respiratory virus that hospitalized hundreds of children in the Midwest and the South has now reached the Northeast. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:02:01 EDT Study Shows Type 1 Interferons Block Allergy and Asthma Driving Cells Researchers found that inhibiting development of T helper 2 cells may be advantageous in the control of allergic responses. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:11:44 EDT