April 2014 Allergy & Asthma

Teens Motivated by Vanity to Use Sunscreen

April 16, 2014

Skin Health Watch

Educating teens about the negative effects that sun exposure can have on their appearance may motivate them to use sunscreen more than teaching them about skin cancer, new research suggests.

Young Skin Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Other Cancers

April 16, 2014

Skin Health Watch

According to the results of a recent study conducted in England, survivors of nonmelanoma skin cancer may be at an increased risk for developing other types of cancer. The risk was particularly strong among young patients.

Food Allergies Substantially Increasing Among Black Children

April 15, 2014

Allergy Watch

According to the results of a recent study, self-reports of food allergies among children have dramatically increased in the United States over the past few decades, with the greatest increases observed among non-Hispanic blacks.

Liability for Employee Who Stole Drugs to Kill Spouse

April 15, 2014

Legal Focus

When a registered nurse kills her spouse using medications from the care facility where she works, and then her son files a wrongful-death lawsuit against the facility, may the lawsuit proceed?

Another Case of Brand Name Extension

April 11, 2014

Medication Safety

Brand name extension is a term used to describe the reuse of a well-known proprietary name to introduce a new product that may contain an active ingredient different from the active ingredient in the original product.

Heparin Allergy: Get "HIT" with the Facts

April 11, 2014

Anticoagulation Counseling

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a well-described adverse drug reaction that can occur with heparin administration and lead to devastating thromboembolic complications.

Anoro Ellipta by GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance, Inc

April 11, 2014

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Anoro Ellipta (GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance, Inc) for maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pharmacy Associations Applaud Provider Status Bill

April 10, 2014

News Briefs

A bill recently introduced into the House of Representatives will make pharmacists eligible for reimbursement as health care providers for certain services under Medicare if it becomes law.