Motion Sickness: Calming the Waves of Upset

May 01, 2008

Pharmacy Times

Motion sickness is a common and inconvenient malady. Pharmacists can assist patients by counseling them on the proper use of pharmacologic agents commonly used to prevent and treat this condition and any adverse effects associated with the use of these agents. Nonpharmacologic approaches to managing this condition are also discussed.

Get to Know an Enzyme: CYP2C19

May 01, 2008

Drug Interactions

Drugs metabolized by CYP2C19 often have other pathways. An individual's genetic makeup may alter the activity of CYP2C19; it also is involved in important drug interactions.

Close Call: Not the Proper Mix

May 01, 2008

Medication Safety

Proper reaction to near misses is essential in preventing medication errors, and this column features useful advice on developing systembased, error-reduction strategies.

Drug Diversion and Abuse: Medicine Chests Pose Problems

May 01, 2008

Legal Focus

With prescription drugs becoming the new "gateway" substances for youth in the United States, pharmacists must educate patients about the risk of prescription drug abuse when they do not properly dispose of their medications.

Anderson Embodies Spirit of RESPy Award

May 01, 2008

Feature Focus

Third-year pharmacy student Leigh Anderson exemplifies the criteria of the RESPy Award with her dedication to making a difference through her community service projects and professional leadership activities.

10 Behaviors of Effective Counselors

May 01, 2008

Counseling Focus

Studies show that counseling improves patient care and therapeutic outcomes, helping patients to become well informed about the proper use of their medications; several tips for pharmacists are outlined here.

2-minute Consultation: UTIs: Painful, Treatable

May 01, 2008

Health Systems Pharmacy

Urinary tract infections are more common in women, and it is the pharmacist's role to implement and manage the antimicrobial treatment, providing counseling on dosing, administration, duration of therapy, and adverse effects.

Top 200 Prescription Drugs of 2007

May 01, 2008

Rx Focus

With expansion in the generics market and fewer FDA drug approvals, growth in dollar sales for drugs was down in 2007, though the number of prescriptions dispensed increased slightly.

UV Radiation Protection

May 01, 2008

OTC Focus

As summer approaches, it is important to be aware of the harm excessive sun exposure can cause. Pharmacists are in a unique position to increase patient awareness of potential risk factors and assist them in the proper selection and application of sunscreen products.