Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:19:00 UTC Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:19:00 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 Pharmacist Injured in Attempted Armed Robbery An attempted armed robbery turned deadly at a Medicap Pharmacy on Thursday, October 6, when a pharmacist was injured in a shooting. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Choosing the Best Contraceptive for Adolescents with HIV Adolescents underestimate their risk of contracting HIV, and 60% of infected patients are unaware of their status. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC 4 Traits Linked to Addiction in Teens Before teenagers open the bathroom cabinet and pop open a medicine bottle that isn’t theirs, is there a way to target at-risk teens and prevent addictive behavior? Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:34:00 UTC Potential for Flu Pandemic Puts Pharmacists on Alert When an influenza pandemic breaks out, public health officials scurry to vaccinate as many individuals as they can. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Patients' OTC Painkiller Choices Lack Safety Considerations Almost all American consumers feel confident when choosing an OTC pain reliever to purchase, but few pay heed to key safety factors when doing so. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:05:00 UTC Fake Prescription from Stolen Pad Exposes Scheme Eight individuals have been arrested for their involvement in an organized prescription fraud scheme in Texas. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Screen International Adoptees for Low Vitamin D Globally, millions of children lack clean water, adequate food, and the basics of sustenance. Because of this, they often contract infections and develop health problems. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC US States with the Highest Uninsured Rates Nationally, the uninsured rate has reached a record low of 8.6%, according to CDC data. At the state and city levels, however, uninsured rates vary widely. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC How HIV Affects Ocular Syphilis Outcomes The number of syphilis cases has risen steadily in the United States since 2000. Those who are at particularly elevated risk include men who have sex with men and patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Connecticut Man Charged for Forging Numerous Controlled Substance Prescriptions A Connecticut man sentenced to 6 years in prison last year for conspiracy to pass 2 forged prescriptions is now being accused of passing more fraudulent prescriptions successfully and netting more than 1000 tablets of medication. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:05:00 UTC Zika Vaccine Candidate on Track for Field Testing The top vaccine candidate for Zika virus is expected to be ready for field testing next year in the event of outbreaks in the United States. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC DEA Reduces Opioid Manufacturing for 2017 The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of opioid controlled substances that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:22:00 UTC