Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal Gastrointestinal en-us Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:58:16 UTC Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:58:16 UTC New Drugs Introduced in 2017: Part 2 Endocrinology and Gastroenterology This year, the FDA is on pace to approve about 38 new medications. Here is a look at 5 of those. 10:26 PM, Tue October 17, 2017 Dentists to Blame for Increasing C Diff Cases? The study found patients who were prescribed antibiotics for dental procedures tended to be older and more likely to receive clindamycin, an antibiotic that is associated with <em>C diff</em> infection. 12:12 PM, Sun October 8, 2017 Nutritional Supplements Marketed to Boost the Immune System The critical role and complex functions of the immune system in overall health and protection are often underestimated until the immune system is not working properly. 2:07 PM, Sun September 24, 2017 FDA Officials Urge Proper Dosing of Liver Drug to Avoid Severe Damage The alert urges health care professionals to monitor for any signs of liver injury.&nbsp; 4:55 PM, Thu September 21, 2017 Reuse, Repurpose, Reposition: Old Drugs, New Uses The journal <em>Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology</em> has published a review article that discusses repositioning of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in cancer treatment. 7:00 AM, Thu September 21, 2017 CDC: Raw Milk from Texas Dairy Contaminated with Brucella Bacteria A rare but potentially serious bacteria known as <em>Brucella</em> RB51 has been found in raw milk products from a Texas dairy, according to a CDC press release. 8:00 AM, Wed September 20, 2017 4 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Hepatitis B Vaccination for Infants Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). 8:58 AM, Mon September 18, 2017 Pet Store Puppies Likely Source of Campylobacter Infections Almost all persons infected with&nbsp;<em>Campylobacter</em>&nbsp;recover without any treatment, but some patients may require antimicrobial therapy. 10:16 AM, Thu September 14, 2017 Gastrointestinal Issues: Part 1 Gastrointestinal conditions make up a big part of health care in the United States, but they can be challenging to properly diagnose and treat. 8:32 AM, Sun September 3, 2017 Oral Potassium Supplements and Anticholinergic Drugs Many drug interaction databases include oral potassium supplements and drugs with anticholinergic activity as a serious interaction. 2:31 PM, Sat September 2, 2017 Do Plaque Psoriasis Medications Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease? A recently-published study evaluated increasing concerns that plaque psoriasis medications may trigger inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).&nbsp; 9:23 AM, Wed August 30, 2017 Drug Shortage: Unexpected Reward Serendipity and medicine is a wonderful thing. 10:14 AM, Tue August 15, 2017 Montelukast to Manage Tecfidera GI Side Effects Could Montelukast Be a Key to Managing GI Side Effects of Tecfidera? 9:53 PM, Sun August 13, 2017 Probiotic Use and Eczema, Asthma Prevention: No Conclusive Evidence A study published in<em> Pediatrics</em> found no conclusive evidence to support the use of probiotics to prevent eczema and asthma in high-risk infants. 9:00 AM, Wed August 9, 2017 CDC Health Advisory: Increased Cases of Cyclosporiasis Reported in Summer 2017 The CDC has identified an increase in reported cases of cyclosporiasis, according to a health advisory issued by the CDC Health Alert Network.&nbsp; 2:00 PM, Tue August 8, 2017 FDA Updates Labeling for OIC Medication Most patients on opioids experience one if not more adverse events, many <a href="">gastrointestinal</a>, during the course of therapy. 5:14 AM, Mon August 7, 2017 Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders In 2013, a CDC study reported that gastrointestinal (GI)-related dysfunction was responsible for 13,011 annual outpatient office visits. 5:12 PM, Wed July 19, 2017 GERD: When Medication Management Fails <span><span>More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and 15 million suffer daily. </span></span> 9:09 AM, Wed July 19, 2017 8 Things a Pharmacist Should Know to Counsel Patients with Cancer Patients with cancer sometimes get overlooked. 9:48 PM, Wed July 12, 2017 Recurrent C. Difficile Cases Rise Sharp Spike Underscores Need for New Treatments 1:55 PM, Wed July 5, 2017