Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cold_and_flu/condition-rss en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 02:30:10 UTC Tue, 03 May 2016 02:30:10 UTC Alarming Amount of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Inappropriate http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/alarming-amount-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-are-inappropriate About 30% of all outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are inappropriate, a new CDC study suggests. Tue, 03 May 2016 02:09:00 UTC Pharmacy Immunizations Have Improved Flu Vaccine Uptake http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pharmacy-immunizations-have-improved-flu-vaccine-uptake Many Americans neglect a powerful way to prevent influenza infection and reduce its $87 billion related cost to the United States: flu shots. Tue, 03 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC FDA Clarifies Criteria for Breakthrough Therapy Designation Amid Confusion http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-clarifies-criteria-for-breakthrough-therapy-designation-amid-confusion The FDA’s definition of “breakthrough” isn’t the same as Merriam-Webster’s. Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 UTC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Still Popular Among Older Cancer Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-still-popular-among-older-cancer-patients How complementary and alternative medicine contributes to polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use in older cancer patients is unclear. Mon, 02 May 2016 03:00:00 UTC Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Care Improves Glycemic Control http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/pharmacist-led-diabetes-care-improves-glycemic-control Pharmacist-led collaborative care management programs for type 2 diabetes are associated with better glycemic control and lower health care costs compared with primary care settings that lack these programs. Mon, 02 May 2016 02:00:00 UTC 4 Must-Know Facts About Anxiety http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-must-know-facts-about-anxiety In honor of National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, pharmacists should take the time to ensure patients with anxiety are aware of the basic facts about their condition. Mon, 02 May 2016 12:46:00 UTC Top 5 Pharmacy Stories You Might Have Missed This Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/top-5-pharmacy-stories-you-might-have-missed-this-month Here are the top trending pharmacy stories you might have missed in April. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:30:00 UTC FDA Drafts Drug Compounding Guidance for Health-System Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-drafts-drug-compounding-guidance-for-health-system-pharmacies The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:00:00 UTC 4 Fun Pharmacy Facts About Kiehl's http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-fun-pharmacy-facts-about-kiehls Did you know that Kiehl’s traces its roots back to pharmacy? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:30:00 UTC 4 Drug Class Costs That Increased More Than 200% in 10 Years http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-drug-class-costs-that-increased-more-than-200-in-10-years Diabetes isn’t the only therapeutic class that has seen substantial drug price hikes over the past decade. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC DEA Set to Host Another Drug Take-Back Day http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/dea-set-to-host-another-drug-take-back-day The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will lead the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 UTC Multivitamins May Help Reduce Miscarriage Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/multivitamins-may-help-reduce-miscarriage-risk Pharmacists should recommend a multivitamin to women trying to conceive and also suggest that both partners skip caffeinated drinks. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 UTC Could an OTC Antacid Treat Tuberculosis? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/acid-reflux/could-an-otc-antacid-treat-tuberculosis The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:41:00 UTC 6 ACS Memes That Will Make Your Heart Happy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/6-acs-memes-that-will-make-your-heart-happy Patients with acute coronary syndrome need to call 911 immediately, but before it occurs, pharmacists can counsel patients on what they need to know about the heart condition. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC Which Drug Should Diabetics Take After Metformin Alone Fails? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/which-drug-should-diabetics-take-after-metformin-alone-fails Tight glucose control tempers insidious progress of diabetes. Nevertheless, lifestyle modifications and metformin monotherapy eventually fail to control blood glucose sufficiently in most patients. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:45:00 UTC Former Pharmacy Supervisor Arrested on Forgery, Larceny Charges http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/former-pharmacy-supervisor-arrested-on-forgery-larceny-charges The unlawful actions of a former University of Connecticut pharmacy supervisor allegedly cost the university nearly $38,000. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:00 UTC Motivational Interviewing Can Improve ACS Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/motivational-interviewing-can-improve-acs-medication-adherence Pharmacist intervention can improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:13:00 UTC 5 Drug Spending Trends to Watch http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-drug-spending-trends-to-watch Total spending on prescription drugs in the United States on a net price basis is expected to reach up to $400 billion by 2020, a new forecast suggests. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC Community Pharmacists Decrease CVD Risk in Diabetics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/community-pharmacists-decrease-cvd-risk-in-diabetics The leading cause of death worldwide is preventable. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 01:02:00 UTC Pharmacists Can Match Usual Care for Some Chronic Conditions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacists-can-match-usual-care-for-some-chronic-conditions Patients with chronic conditions who receive care from pharmacists may be more likely to reach their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol goals. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 05:38:00 UTC