Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:39:02 UTC Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:39:02 UTC What the Smoker's Paradox Means for ACS Patients A lifetime of smoking shortens life expectancy by a decade or more. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:09:00 UTC Can Large Doses of Folic Acid Relieve Migraines? Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, affecting 1 billion individuals worldwide. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC A Refresher on HIV and HCV Coinfection Management HIV currently affects 1.2 million Americans and nearly 37 million individuals worldwide. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC How to Frame Your Flu Vaccine Promotions Health care providers often frame their immunization promotions by explaining that vaccination protects the individual. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:44:00 UTC 5 Things Pharmacists Should Know About K2 Over a 3-day period in July, 130 individuals overdosed on K2 in New York City. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:40:00 UTC Too Few Medications May Be Just As Harmful As Too Many for Seniors Older patients who take too few medications for their health conditions may face equal risks as those who take too many medications. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:30:00 UTC 4 Ways Pharmacists Can Be Superheroes for Medicare Patients Medicare patients are the highest users of prescription drugs and a major source of recurring revenue for community pharmacies. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:49:00 UTC Patients with Colds Report Annoying Urge to Cough, But Often Don't Seek Treatment Cough is the most aggravating late-stage cold symptom. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:30:00 UTC Prescription Medication Costs May Increase 13% This Year Prescription drug costs are projected to increase between 11% and 13% in 2016, a recent analysis found. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:04:00 UTC Pharmacist Accuses Walmart of Discrimination and Retaliation A pharmacist is claiming Walmart discriminated and retaliated against him for his age, his medical condition and medical leave, and his reporting of supposed unlawful conduct at the pharmacy. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:22:00 UTC Could Home Meals Help Prevent Diabetes? In addition to weight gain and poor diet quality, eating meals outside the home has been linked with a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:30:00 UTC Cystic Fibrosis Patients Could Soon Take a Deep Breath of Ibuprofen For patients with cystic fibrosis, ibuprofen can help slow down lung function decline. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:22:00 UTC Pharmacist Reprimanded for Poor Professional Practices The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland is censuring a pharmacist for poor professional performance. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:44:00 UTC Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Safety Net for ACS Patients Sudden cardiac arrest occurs 424,000 times outside of the hospital annually. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:43:00 UTC Common Medications Can Trigger Heart Failure The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement cautioning against the use of some common drugs and supplements in patients with heart failure. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:04:00 UTC Limiting CD4 Count Monitoring Saves Money Without Compromising HIV Patients' Health Frequent CD4 cell monitoring is unnecessary in well-controlled HIV-positive patients, new study results suggest. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:59:00 UTC Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Audit The owner of 2 pharmacies in Alabama has agreed to plead guilty to obstructing a Medicare audit. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:56:00 UTC Missouri Law Protects Patients Against Ineffective Medications Patients in Missouri will no longer have to repeat ineffective medications. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Job Prospects: Setting the Record Straight There has been some recent controversy regarding pharmacists’ job prospects, and now it’s time to set the record straight. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC Deprescribing in Diabetes: Pharmacist Involvement Would Help Older patients’ medications tend to multiply like weeds in a garden. As a result, there’s been increased attention on deprescribing, the process of withdrawing an inappropriate medication under the supervision of a health care professional with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving outcomes. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC