Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pneumococcal-disease/condition-rss en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:23:41 UTC Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:23:41 UTC PPIs Could Raise Chronic Kidney Disease Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ppis-could-raise-chronic-kidney-disease-risk Chronic kidney disease incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:00:00 UTC White House Asks for $1.1B to Combat Opioid Abuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/white-house-asks-for-11b-to-combat-opioid-abuse President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal calls for an additional $1.1 billion to combat the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:00:00 UTC 9 Flu Memes Sure to Resonate with Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/flu/9-flu-memes-sure-to-resonate-with-pharmacists Pharmacists are essential players in preventing and stopping the spread of influenza. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:00:00 UTC Zinc Supplementation May Boost Immunity in Elderly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/vitamins-supplements/zinc-supplementation-may-boost-immunity-in-elderly Zinc supplementation in older patients could help boost their immunity. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:00:00 UTC FDA Rethinks Opioid Approach Amid Drug Abuse Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-rethinks-opioid-approach-amid-drug-abuse-epidemic The FDA today announced that it's taking a hard look at how it's addressing the opioid abuse epidemic. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:45:00 UTC Pharmacy Robber Found Dead Shortly After Stealing Fentanyl http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-robber-found-dead-shortly-after-stealing-fentanyl A pharmacy robber was found dead in a van just 3 hours after he stole fentanyl. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:15:00 UTC 3 Events Preceding Gaps in Diabetes Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/diabetes/3-events-preceding-gaps-in-diabetes-treatment More than 20,000 articles have been written on how poor medication adherence, which costs the United States between $68 to $146 billion annually, increases adverse clinical outcomes and mortality. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:13:00 UTC Senate Scrutinizes Generic Drug Approval Backlog http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/senate-scrutinizes-generic-drug-approval-backlog A US Senate committee recently held a hearing to investigate the culprits behind the growing backlog of generic drug applications at the FDA. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:00:00 UTC 5 Things to Know About Adult ADHD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-things-to-know-about-adult-adhd Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has long been viewed as a pediatric condition, but it often lasts into adulthood. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:52:00 UTC Dangers of Mixing OTC Cold, Pain Meds Greatly Underestimated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/cough-cold/dangers-of-mixing-otc-cold-pain-meds-greatly-underestimated With winter well underway, patients may need a refresher on the dangers of double dosing on OTC remedies for their colds and headaches. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:22:00 UTC Could Preemptive Pharmacogenomic Testing Emerge as an MTM Best Practice? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/could-preemptive-pharmacogenomic-testing-emerge-as-an-mtm-best-practice Pharmacists and physicians can now use pharmacogenomic test results to help choose safer and more effective medications for their patients. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:54:00 UTC Best Type of Exercise for Acid Reflux Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/acid-reflux/best-type-of-exercise-for-acid-reflux-patients Patients with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease may not know that exercise can aggravate their symptoms. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:57:00 UTC 5 Questions to Ponder Before Recommending Supplements http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/vitamins-supplements/5-questions-to-ponder-before-recommending-supplements Pharmacists should ponder the reasons why patients are pursuing supplements before recommending the purchase. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:35:00 UTC Fired Pharmacist Wins $31 Million from Walmart http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fired-pharmacist-wins-31-million-from-walmart A former Walmart pharmacist was awarded around $31.2 million from her ex-employer after a federal jury decided that she was fired because of her gender and her concerns with understaffing and training. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:00:00 UTC 4 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Obese Women Have Healthy Pregnancies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/4-ways-pharmacists-can-help-obese-women-have-healthy-pregnancies Overweight and obese women face a greater risk for complications during pregnancy. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:30:00 UTC Pharmacies Won't Compound Lethal Injection for Alabama Executions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacies-wont-compound-lethal-injection-for-alabama-executions Alabama recently executed its first inmate using a 3-drug cocktail containing midazolam in place of the more commonly used pentobarbital. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:02:00 UTC Imminent Influx of Generic COPD Inhalers Will Require Pharmacist Input http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/imminent-influx-of-generic-copd-inhalers-will-require-pharmacist-input A host of new inhalers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are nearing market entry. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:00:00 UTC How Pharmacists Can Get Involved in Sports Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/how-pharmacists-can-get-involved-in-sports-pharmacy More and more pharmacists are showing interest in sports pharmacy and doping prevention, specifically. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 05:10:00 UTC 4 Strategies for Health-System Pharmacists to Optimize Care Delivery http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-strategies-for-health-system-pharmacists-to-optimize-care-delivery Health systems are under immense pressure to improve care quality while reducing costs under the pay-for-performance reimbursement model. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:45:00 UTC Are Women Overtreated for Osteoporosis? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/womens-health/are-women-overtreated-for-osteoporosis Less is more for women receiving osteoporosis drug therapy, as new research suggests that this patient population may be overtreated. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:32:00 UTC