Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Thu, 28 May 2015 08:23:13 UTC Thu, 28 May 2015 08:23:13 UTC Many Patients Unaware of Overdiagnosis Harms Patients remain largely uninformed about the dangers of unnecessary disease screening and overdiagnosis. Thu, 28 May 2015 01:00:00 UTC How Pharmacists Became Medication Experts Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, discusses how the role of the pharmacist has changed. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:00 UTC Drug Abusers Can Sue Pharmacists, State Court Rules West Virginia’s highest appellate court recently ruled prescription drug abusers can sue pharmacists for enabling their addictions. Wed, 27 May 2015 06:26:00 UTC Pediatric Pharmacy Group Calls for Better Drug Shortage Strategy Noting national drug shortages often disproportionately affect pediatric patients, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) is encouraging the FDA to include child-specific considerations in its policies for preventing and mitigating drug shortages. Wed, 27 May 2015 01:00:00 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