Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:01:49 UTC Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:01:49 UTC Imminent Influx of Generic COPD Inhalers Will Require Pharmacist Input http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/imminent-influx-of-generic-copd-inhalers-will-require-pharmacist-input A host of new inhalers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are nearing market entry. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:00:00 UTC Can Music Benefit COPD Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/can-music-benefit-copd-patients Pharmacists may want to encourage their patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to complement their pharmacologic treatment with music therapy. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:00:00 UTC COPD Controller Combo May Lower Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/copd-controller-combo-may-lower-death-risk Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:00:00 UTC 3 COPD Symptoms That Could Predict Hospitalization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/3-copd-symptoms-that-could-predict-hospitalization For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fear during episodes of breathlessness, dyspnea during typical daily activities, and depressive symptoms may be good predictors of hospitalization. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:00:00 UTC Comorbid Asthma and COPD: Common and Costly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/comorbid-asthma-and-copd-common-and-costly Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur together at an alarming rate. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC How MinuteClinic Enhances COPD Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-minuteclinic-enhances-copd-management Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses how MinuteClinic enhances COPD management. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:00:00 UTC Biggest Roadblocks to Managing COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/biggest-roadblocks-to-managing-copd Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses the biggest roadblocks to managing COPD and how pharmacists can help overcome those challenges. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:00:00 UTC Techniques Pharmacists Can Demonstrate for Inhaled Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/techniques-pharmacists-can-demonstrate-for-inhaled-medications Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses some techniques pharmacists can demonstrate for inhaled medications like Dulera and Symbicort. Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:00:00 UTC Counseling Points Pharmacists Can Provide to Patients on COPD Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/counseling-points-pharmacists-can-provide-to-patients-on-copd-medications Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses some counseling points pharmacists can provide to patients on COPD medications. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:00:00 UTC 8 Debilitating Diseases: How Pharmacists Can Help http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/8-debilitating-diseases-how-pharmacists-can-help A list of the most debilitating diseases a patient may face over his or her lifetime was recently curated by Healthcare Business and Technology. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC Dispensing Multidose COPD Inhalers at Discharge Improves Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/dispensing-multidose-copd-inhalers-at-discharge-improves-medication-adherence Multidose medication dispensing at discharge (MMDD) involves supplying products that have been partially used during hospitalization to ensure continuity of care. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:55:00 UTC Strategies Pharmacists Can Use to Support COPD Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/strategies-pharmacists-can-use-to-support-copd-management Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses some strategies pharmacists can use to support COPD management. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 UTC What Pharmacists Need to Know about Managing COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/what-pharmacists-need-to-know-about-managing-copd Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses what pharmacists need to know about managing COPD. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:16:00 UTC Pharmacists Successfully Perform Spirometry for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/pharmacists-successfully-perform-spirometry-for-copd Respiratory diseases affect millions worldwide and greatly burden the global health care system financially. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 01:00:00 UTC Current COPD Criteria May Lead to Misdiagnosis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/current-copd-criteria-may-lead-to-misdiagnosis Up to 13% of patients considered to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) under current criteria were recently found to be misdiagnosed. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:00:00 UTC The Best and Worst Walking Aids for COPD Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/the-best-and-worst-walking-aids-for-copd-patients Everyday walking is the most commonly reported problematic daily activity for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:00:00 UTC Heart Failure, COPD Exacerbations Elevate Warfarin Sensitivity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/heart-failure/heart-failure-copd-exacerbations-elevate-warfarin-sensitivity Warfarin remains a cornerstone anticoagulant for a number of reasons that include its low cost at the pharmacy counter. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 02:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Recommendations Reduce Costly Heart Failure Readmissions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/heart-failure/Pharmacist-Recommendations-Reduce-Costly-Heart-Failure-Readmissions High hospital readmission rates plague the health care system. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:00:00 UTC Differentiating Inhaled Delivery Systems for COPD Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/Differentiating-Inhaled-Delivery-Systems-for-COPD-Drugs Respiratory diseases afflict a large portion of the global population and result in significant disease burden. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:42:00 UTC New Drugs Health-System Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/new-drugs-health-system-pharmacists-should-know Here are new drugs for 2015 pharmacists can expect to handle. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:26:00 UTC