Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:35:24 UTC Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:35:24 UTC When Adolescents Must Diet: Watch Zinc and Protein Zinc's major role in metabolism, endocrine regulation, immune response, and normal growth and development in humans has been well documented. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:19:00 UTC Nutrition Counseling for Patients with Prediabetes or Diabetes More than 86 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, 29 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and another 8.1 million Americans are living with undiagnosed diabetes. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Charged for Hepatitis C Drug Fraud A former Clinical Pharmacy Manager at a Walgreens specialty pharmacy pleaded guilty to health care fraud crimes committed between October 2014 and April 2016. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Simple Chart Explains Medications for Diabetes Treatment For decades, clinicians relied on a limited number of drugs, including sulfonylureas and metformin, to help patients with type 2 diabetes. However, in the past 20 years, an increasing number of glucose-lowering drugs for diabetes treatment have become available. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00:00 UTC Heart Failure Treatment Strategies for Patients with Diabetes The incidence of heart failure is increasing as the world’s population ages and the rates of other, often comorbid, diseases (eg, diabetes, heart disease, obesity) increase. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Findings May Present New Way to Stop Nicotine Cravings Researchers were able to crystalize a protein that plays a role in nicotine addiction, which may provide a new treatment target to end tobacco cravings and treat multiple diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:12:00 UTC Sledgehammer-Wielding Suspects Arrested for Pharmacy Break-Ins A series of peculiar pharmacy burglaries piqued the attention of DEA Task Force agents when video surveillance captured suspects busting through a pharmacy wall using a sledgehammer. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:58:00 UTC CDC Recommends 2-Dose HPV Vaccine Series for Preteens The CDC is now recommending a 2-dose series of the HPV vaccination, rather than the previously recommended 3 doses, in children 11 to 12 years of age. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:00:00 UTC Placebo Treatment Effective for Chronic Back Pain Many studies compare a pain drug to a placebo in order to identify potential analgesic effects. However, typically these studies are blinded – meaning that patients don’t know if they are taking the real medication or not. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC CMS Seeks to Increase Affordable Care Act Enrollment Each year, the federal government implements certain strategies to increase enrollment in Affordable Care Act health plans. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:01:00 UTC Sugary Drinks and Cancer Survivors Who Consume Them Recent findings suggest the implementation of intervention programs that target young males of a lower socio-economic status, non-cancer and cancer survivors, and cervical cancer survivors to help reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and added sugar. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Launch Misalignment and the Anticipated Mail-Order Pharmacy Market Shift The mail-order pharmacy marketplace has significantly changed since the year 2000. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:02:00 UTC Using Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Fight HIV Infection Successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has allowed the long-term effects of HIV infection and chronic medication toxicity to become the primary cause of death and disability. However, HIV-positive patients are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and cancers due to excessive inflammation, and HAART does not eliminate HIV-related inflammation even if the patient adheres to treatment perfectly. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:48:00 UTC Medication Therapy Management Improves Adherence in IBD Compared with standard-of-care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study found that medication therapy management (MTM) increased adherence more than 30%. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:00:00 UTC 10 Individuals Charged in Prescription Compounding Drug Scheme Ten defendants were charged in a 35-count superseding indictment in connection with their involvement in a $100-million health care fraud conspiracy against TRICARE. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Common Asthma Drug Linked to Potential Liver Disease Prevention Anti-inflammatory cromolyn sodium is commonly used to prevent allergies and asthma, but recent findings have uncovered a new potential use for the drug. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Adjusting Nutrient Intake May Reduce Migraines Comprehensive diets may be the panacea for migraine prophylaxis. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Charged for Illegally Billing and Dispensing Controlled Substances A Tennessee pharmacist was arrested and charged with TennCare fraud for false billing of expensive medications and selling fraudulent prescriptions. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 03:59:00 UTC Why HIV Infection Prolongs QTc Interval HIV-positive patients experience sudden death more often than the general population, but scant evidence connects HIV severity and highly active antiretroviral therapy regimens. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Why Is Metformin Underused as a First-Line Diabetes Treatment? Current guidelines for type 2 diabetes management recommend metformin as the first-line medication. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:35:00 UTC