Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/melanoma/condition-rss en-us Fri, 06 May 2016 12:01:14 UTC Fri, 06 May 2016 12:01:14 UTC Congressman Buddy Carter Makes Case for Pharmacist Provider Status http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/congressman-buddy-carter-makes-case-for-pharmacist-provider-status US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, the only pharmacist in Congress, recently penned a passionate op-ed in <i>The Hill</i> to make a case for pharmacist provider status. Fri, 06 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC Making Sense of Motivational Interviewing, Part 2: Clinical, Economic, and Other Evidence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/making-sense-of-motivational-interviewing-part-2-clinical-economic-and-other-evidence Numerous studies have supported the use of motivational interviewing in health care to reduce cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood alcohol level, weight. Thu, 05 May 2016 06:00:00 UTC Why Hepatitis B Immunization Should Be Encouraged in HIV Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/why-hepatitis-b-immunization-should-be-encouraged-in-hiv-patients Coinfection with hepatitis B virus isn’t uncommon among those infected with HIV. Thu, 05 May 2016 02:40:00 UTC 2016 ACC Guidelines for Nonstatin Therapies: An In-Depth Guide http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/2016-acc-guidelines-for-nonstatin-therapies-an-in-depth-guide Patients will be asking whether they are candidates for the new PCSK9 inhibitors, and new guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology can help pharmacists determine and explain the role of these new therapies. Thu, 05 May 2016 12:59:00 UTC Mental Health Issues Increasing in Military Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/mental-health-issues-increasing-in-military-children New data emerged during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week showing an increase in childhood mental health diagnoses among military families. Thu, 05 May 2016 12:39:00 UTC Very Few Patients Ask Physicians About Advertised Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/very-few-patients-ask-physicians-about-advertised-drugs Pharmacists may be relieved to hear that most patients don’t base their health care decisions on what they see on TV. Wed, 04 May 2016 02:40:00 UTC Does Phenylephrine Really Control Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/allergy/does-phenylephrine-really-control-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms Allergic rhinitis is a condition that keeps noses and pharmacists running. Wed, 04 May 2016 02:00:00 UTC 5 Notable Drug Name Changes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-notable-drug-name-changes Brintellix isn’t the only drug that underwent a brand name change in order to curb confusion with another drug. Wed, 04 May 2016 12:45:00 UTC Hy-Vee Presents Annual Caregiver Award at Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/hy-vee-presents-annual-caregiver-award-at-armada-specialty-pharmacy-summit A commonly held axiom in specialty pharmacy is that the patient is at the center of every action. Wed, 04 May 2016 11:00:00 UTC Star Wars Mask Spurs Pharmacy Robber Arrests http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/star-wars-mask-spurs-pharmacy-robber-arrests Just in time for Star Wars Day comes the news of a Kylo Ren charlatan and his partner-in-crime getting arrested for robbing a pharmacy. Tue, 03 May 2016 06:19:00 UTC Pharmacy Sued for Alleged Rx Transfer Scheme http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-sued-for-alleged-rx-transfer-scheme West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed suit against a pharmacy that was allegedly transferring prescriptions without permission from patients, forcing them to pay higher prices than necessary. Tue, 03 May 2016 04:00:00 UTC Zika Virus Outbreak May Spread to More US States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/zika-virus-outbreak-may-spread-to-more-us-states Concerns about Zika virus outbreaks have been centered on the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but now researchers have detected a new mosquito species carrying the virus, which could put more US states at risk for disease transmission. Tue, 03 May 2016 02:41:00 UTC Alarming Amount of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Inappropriate http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/alarming-amount-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-are-inappropriate About 30% of all outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States are inappropriate, a new CDC study suggests. Tue, 03 May 2016 02:09:00 UTC Pharmacy Immunizations Have Improved Flu Vaccine Uptake http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/pharmacy-immunizations-have-improved-flu-vaccine-uptake Many Americans neglect a powerful way to prevent influenza infection and reduce its $87 billion related cost to the United States: flu shots. Tue, 03 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC FDA Clarifies Criteria for Breakthrough Therapy Designation Amid Confusion http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-clarifies-criteria-for-breakthrough-therapy-designation-amid-confusion The FDA’s definition of “breakthrough” isn’t the same as Merriam-Webster’s. Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 UTC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Still Popular Among Older Cancer Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-still-popular-among-older-cancer-patients How complementary and alternative medicine contributes to polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use in older cancer patients is unclear. Mon, 02 May 2016 03:00:00 UTC Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Care Improves Glycemic Control http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/pharmacist-led-diabetes-care-improves-glycemic-control Pharmacist-led collaborative care management programs for type 2 diabetes are associated with better glycemic control and lower health care costs compared with primary care settings that lack these programs. Mon, 02 May 2016 02:00:00 UTC 4 Must-Know Facts About Anxiety http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-must-know-facts-about-anxiety In honor of National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, pharmacists should take the time to ensure patients with anxiety are aware of the basic facts about their condition. Mon, 02 May 2016 12:46:00 UTC Top 5 Pharmacy Stories You Might Have Missed This Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/top-5-pharmacy-stories-you-might-have-missed-this-month Here are the top trending pharmacy stories you might have missed in April. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:30:00 UTC FDA Drafts Drug Compounding Guidance for Health-System Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-drafts-drug-compounding-guidance-for-health-system-pharmacies The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:00:00 UTC