Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 05:54:36 UTC Wed, 27 May 2015 05:54:36 UTC Patient Satisfaction Scores Lower for Large Urban Hospitals Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:13:00 UTC E-Prescriptions Let Pharmacists Focus on Patient Care Electronic prescribing technology is permitting pharmacists to focus less on administrative tasks and more on providing direct patient care. Tue, 26 May 2015 02:45:00 UTC Bringing Pharmacy to the Next Level Kevin Pak, pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, talks about a challenge that pharmacists are facing. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Diagnostic Errors Often Contribute to Antibiotic Misuse Patients inaccurately diagnosed by their health care providers are more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotics that can lead to drug resistance, clinical failure, and adverse events. Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Pharmacy Professor Describes Career Trajectory to Academia Shaun Ellen Gleason, PharmD, MGS, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, talks about what drew her to teaching pharmacy students. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Robot Delivers Hospital Pharmacy’s Drugs to Nurses To give health-system pharmacists more time to concentrate on patient-centered care, a hospital has enlisted the help of a robot named Tug to deliver medications to nursing stations. Sun, 24 May 2015 02:00:00 UTC Walgreens’ Partnership with Red Nose Day Campaign Raises Millions A big red nose is typically associated with clowns, but it has recently become a symbol of charity. Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 UTC Pharmacists in Kentucky Can Now Dispense Naloxone Without Prescriptions The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy has passed an emergency regulation permitting the state’s pharmacists to dispense the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:53:00 UTC How Clinicians Can Overcome Barriers to Initiating Insulin Jennifer Goldman, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP, professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University, discusses the role pharmacists can play when helping clinicians overcome barriers to initiating insulin use. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Biggest Challenge in Pharmacy School: Time Management Justin Mathew, pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, discusses what he thinks is the biggest challenge pharmacy students face. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC How Pharmacy Students Have Changed Over the Years Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, discusses how pharmacy students have changed over the years he has been teaching. Thu, 21 May 2015 03:03:00 UTC Thieves Cut Hole in Hospital Pharmacy’s Wall to Steal Pills, Cash A health-system pharmacist received quite a surprise one morning upon spotting a large hole in his pharmacy’s wall. Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Hospital Leaders Say Scaling Back 340B Program Would Hurt Patients In Need Health-systems leaders fear that a scaled-back 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program would hurt the very patients it was designed to benefit. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 UTC The Pharmacist Role in Antibiotic Prescribing Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, reflects on the pharmacist's role in antibiotic prescribing. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC 22 Pharmacists, Doctors Arrested in DEA’s Drug Abuse Crackdown Twenty-two pharmacists and doctors were arrested in the Drug Enforcement Administration's “Operation Pilluted” aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:00:00 UTC The ITPD Program at University of Colorado's Pharmacy School Shaun Ellen Gleason, PharmD, MGS, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains what the International-Trained PharmD Program is. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:22:00 UTC Adding Opioids to Cannabis for Chronic Pain Won’t Raise Substance Abuse Risk Chronic pain patients using prescription opioids in conjunction with medical marijuana are not at increased risk for substance abuse. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:00:00 UTC Managed Care Contract Changes Provide Opportunities for Consultant Pharmacists Recent changes to reimbursement algorithms create new opportunities for consultant pharmacists to strengthen their contributions to managed care contracts. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC Breaking Down Pharmacy Stereotypes Amanda Bright, pharmacy student at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, talks common misconceptions surrounding what pharmacists do. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC In-Hospital Retail Pharmacies Aim to Reduce Readmissions More health-systems are opening on-site retail pharmacies to improve medication adherence and patient care after discharge and reduce costly hospital readmissions. Tue, 19 May 2015 06:27:00 UTC