Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/gastrointestinal/condition-rss 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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/10/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? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/09/4-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/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? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/chris-tanski-pharmd/2017/08/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/fda-updates-labeling-for-oic-medication Most patients on opioids experience one if not more adverse events, many <a href="http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal">gastrointestinal</a>, during the course of therapy. 5:14 AM, Mon August 7, 2017 Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/health-system-edition/2017/July2017/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/larry-calemine-rph-bs-pharm/2017/07/8-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/recurrent-c-difficile-cases-rise Sharp Spike Underscores Need for New Treatments 1:55 PM, Wed July 5, 2017