Interactives: Case Studies (April 2021)
Interactive case studies from April 2021.
Patients With Asthma Need an Action Plan
Pharmacists can play a vital role by offering inhaler counseling and helping improve adherence, especially during COVID-19.
“Cure-All” Medication Caused Death in Thousands of Babies
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, created in 1849, contained morphine and alcohol and was widely distributed.
FDA Report Shows Prioritization of Generics
In total during the pandemic, the agency gives thumbs-up to 948 applications, including 72 first approvals.
Clinical Pharmacology Update: Gemtesa From Urovant Sciences
The FDA has approved Gemtesa (vibegron; Urovant Sciences) tablets to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence (UUI), urgency, and urinary frequency.
Colorado Pharmacy Finds Niche in Veterinary Compounding
Beattie's Healthmart is known for stellar customer service and its 3 playful, yet protective, dogs.
Help Patients Prevent and Manage Seasonal Allergies
Face mask usage may help, and pharmacists can provide other education and guidance about safe and proper use of nonprescription medications.
Streptococcal Pharyngitis Is a Seasonal Concern
Pharmacists and other clinicians share responsibility for relieving symptoms, preventing transmission, and avoiding complications.
Pharmacist Ignores “Hard Stop” in Computer
Physician expert witness excluded from testifying about standard of care in resulting lawsuit.
Research Has Created Excellent Insulin Choices
Pharmacists can sort through options to reduce confusion for patients and prescribers
What Allergies Cause Asthma?
With allergy season under way, pharmacists can help patients identify triggers and coach them on how to manage.
OTC Cases: Skin Health
Investigative Report Leads to Changes in Illinois
Chicago Tribune investigation on pharmacists’ time and workload sparks new regulations.
Implement Changes to Minimize These 2 Hazards
Errors related to extended-release opioids and COVID-19 vaccines warrant attention and should be a priority.
In Praise of Pharmacy Technicians
The unsung heroes of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are pharmacy technicians.
We Must Use the Vaccination Infrastructure We Already Have
Pharmacy and primary care are dramatically underallocated with COVID-19 doses compared with influenza efforts.
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