Pharmacytimes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/rss PharmacyTimes.com offers continuing education (CE) courses, career guidance for pharmacy students, online-only articles, digital versions of the print issue, and more, that are essential to pharmacists en-us Tue, 24 Apr 18 21:15:04 +0000 Tue, 24 Apr 18 21:15:04 +0000 FDA OKs Burosumab for Rare Form of Rickets http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-oks-burosumab-for-rare-form-of-rickets http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-oks-burosumab-for-rare-form-of-rickets The serious condition leaves children with bowed legs, short stature, and bone and dental pain. Wed, 18 Apr 18 18:48:00 +0000 ASCP: Helping Seniors Manage Their Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ascp-helping-seniors-manage-their-medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ascp-helping-seniors-manage-their-medications ASCP officials are urging pharmacists to join their membership, and become listed in the directory.&nbsp; Wed, 18 Apr 18 11:54:00 +0000 How Fiber Helps Prevent Colon Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/how-fiber-helps-prevent-colon-cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/how-fiber-helps-prevent-colon-cancer It is important that pharmacists know the real deal about this mainstay of a healthy diet. Sun, 15 Apr 18 12:00:00 +0000 Nashville Directions in Pharmacy Meeting to Feature Insulin Product Theater http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/nashville-directions-in-pharmacy-meeting-to-feature-insulin-product-theater http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/nashville-directions-in-pharmacy-meeting-to-feature-insulin-product-theater For its upcoming Directions in Pharmacy<sup>&reg;</sup> conference in Nashville, Tennessee, <em>Pharmacy Times </em>Continuing Education<sup>TM</sup> is partnering with Lilly USA, LLC to present &ldquo;An Insulin Monotherapy Option for Patients on High Doses of Insulin.&rdquo; Fri, 13 Apr 18 15:50:00 +0000 Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Deaths in Illinois http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/synthetic-cannabinoids-linked-to-deaths-in-illinois http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/synthetic-cannabinoids-linked-to-deaths-in-illinois Three deaths are among 107 reported incidences of individuals who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids. Tue, 10 Apr 18 15:22:00 +0000 Multimed Packaging Impact on Medication Adherence and Clinical Outcomes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/multimed-packaging-impact-on-medication-adherence-and-clinical-outcomes- http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/multimed-packaging-impact-on-medication-adherence-and-clinical-outcomes- Forgetting to take a medication is the most frequently patient-reported reason for nonadherence. Sun, 08 Apr 18 20:41:00 +0000 Spring Blooms with the First Directions in Pharmacy Spring 2018 CE Series http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/spring-blooms-with-the-first-directions-in-pharmacy-spring-2018-ce-series http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/spring-blooms-with-the-first-directions-in-pharmacy-spring-2018-ce-series <em>Pharmacy Times</em> Continuing Education is hosting the 8th annual Directions in Pharmacy Spring Continuing Education Conference on April 14, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Fri, 06 Apr 18 22:11:00 +0000 A Rotation Abroad: Rural Pharmacy Practice in Southern Ecuador http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/a-rotation-abroad-rural-pharmacy-practice-in-southern-ecuador http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/a-rotation-abroad-rural-pharmacy-practice-in-southern-ecuador What sets my time in Ecuador apart from any other rotation that I&rsquo;ve done or will do is that every element of growth, and every challenge is presented simultaneously. Wed, 04 Apr 18 14:00:00 +0000 Health Agencies Warn Against Synthetic Cannabinoids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/health-agencies-warn-against-synthetic-cannabinoids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/health-agencies-warn-against-synthetic-cannabinoids Multiple incidences of severe bleeding prompted has prompted the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to issue a warning this week about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids. Fri, 30 Mar 18 21:00:00 +0000 Pharmacist Feature Friday: A Pharmacist is a PharmASSIST http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-a-pharmacist-is-a-pharmassist http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-a-pharmacist-is-a-pharmassist Pharmacists play a vital role in the continuum of patient care.<br /> &nbsp; Fri, 30 Mar 18 15:25:00 +0000 FDA Expands Indication of ALL Treatment for Patients with Increased Relapse Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-expands-indication-of-all-treatment-for-patients-with-increased-relapse-risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-expands-indication-of-all-treatment-for-patients-with-increased-relapse-risk Officials with the FDA have expanded the approval of Amgen&#39;s blinatumomab (Blincyto) to include the treatment of adults and children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are in remission but still have minimal residual disease. Fri, 30 Mar 18 13:00:00 +0000 Your Business, Only Better http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/your-business-only-better http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/your-business-only-better The Power of the Benzer Pharmacy Franchisee Program.<br /> &nbsp; Wed, 28 Mar 18 11:00:00 +0000 Some in Health Care Industry Applaud Trump's Decision to Sign Spending Bill http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/some-in-health-care-industry-applaud-trumps-decision-to-sign-spending-bill http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/some-in-health-care-industry-applaud-trumps-decision-to-sign-spending-bill The $1.3 billion package includes increased funding for agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services,&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Fri, 23 Mar 18 20:06:00 +0000 Pharmacist Feature Friday: It's Up to Us to Educate About Our Profession http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-its-up-to-us-to-educate-about-our-profession http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-its-up-to-us-to-educate-about-our-profession Pharmacists are crucial members of the health care team but may not get enough credit for their impact. Fri, 23 Mar 18 17:27:00 +0000 FDA Approves Treatment for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-approves-treatment-for-moderatetosevere-psoriasis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-approves-treatment-for-moderatetosevere-psoriasis The FDA has approved ILUMYA (tildrakizumab-asmn, Sun Pharma) for treating adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Wed, 21 Mar 18 18:28:00 +0000 Women at the Forefront of Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/women-at-the-forefront-of-pharmacy-- http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/women-at-the-forefront-of-pharmacy-- Three female leaders in pharmacy discuss the changes in this industry.&nbsp; Wed, 21 Mar 18 04:16:00 +0000 FDA Approves Adcetris as First-line Combination Therapy for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-adcentris-as-firstline-combination-therapy-for-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-adcentris-as-firstline-combination-therapy-for-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) plus chemotherapy may lead to better disease outcomes for patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma.<br /> &nbsp; Tue, 20 Mar 18 20:49:00 +0000 A World Class Education Through Global Pharmacy Experiences http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/a-world-class-education-through-global-pharmacy-experiences http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/a-world-class-education-through-global-pharmacy-experiences Six countries, 4 school years, and 1 student pharmacist, reflect a world class PharmD education. Tue, 20 Mar 18 13:00:00 +0000 Pharmacist Feature Friday: A Pharmacist's Compassion Inspired Me to Attend Pharmacy School http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-a-pharmacists-compassion-inspired-me-to-attend-pharmacy-school http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-a-pharmacists-compassion-inspired-me-to-attend-pharmacy-school An interaction with passionate pharmacist and co-worker caused E. Ashley Gulyas, PharmD, to enroll in pharmacy school after nearly a decade of work as a pharmacy technician.<br /> &nbsp; Fri, 16 Mar 18 16:33:00 +0000 Women Leading Changes in Pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/women-leading-changes-in-pharmacy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/women-leading-changes-in-pharmacy Women industry leaders are making changes for pharmacy. Wed, 14 Mar 18 19:09:00 +0000 Pharmacy Owners, Managers Turning to Outside Help to Boost Profits http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-owners-managers-turning-to-outside-help-to-boost-profits http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-owners-managers-turning-to-outside-help-to-boost-profits Several pharmacy owners are working with innovative companies that have new products, effective programs, or innovative services that address these issues, and when implemented make it possible to their pharmacy to be profitable.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Wed, 14 Mar 18 14:40:00 +0000 FDA Approves Smart Continuous Glucose Monitoring System http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-smart-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-smart-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system Officials with the FDA have approved Medtronic&rsquo;s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system (Guardian Connect) for use by individuals living with diabetes, according to a company press release.<br /> &nbsp; Tue, 13 Mar 18 20:48:00 +0000 Pharmacist Feature Friday: Pharmacists Are the Game Changers of Health Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-pharmacists-are-the-game-changers-of-health-care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-feature-friday-pharmacists-are-the-game-changers-of-health-care Pharmacists are medication experts who play an integral role in the health care team. I am honored to be a pharmacist and believe that we are lifelong learners. Fri, 09 Mar 18 15:15:00 +0000 CDC: Emergency Department Data Signal Worsening Opioid Epidemic http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-emergency-department-data-signal-worsening-opioid-epidemic- http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-emergency-department-data-signal-worsening-opioid-epidemic- Emergency department (ED) visits in the United States for opioid overdoses are up, signaling that the epidemic is worsening, according to a recent CDC report. Thu, 08 Mar 18 21:33:00 +0000 Cigna and Express Scripts Announce Acquisition Agreement http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cigna-and-express-scripts-announce-acquisition-agreement http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cigna-and-express-scripts-announce-acquisition-agreement Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts have announced an agreement in which Cigna will purchase the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for $67 billion, which includes $15 billion in Express Scripts debt.&nbsp; Thu, 08 Mar 18 17:04:00 +0000