Medication Safety: Confirming Patient Understanding: "Tell Back" Works Best

December 29, 2009

Medication Safety

Studies have shown that patients often have a poor understanding of their health conditions and recommended treatment. Pharmacists play an integral role in addressing this problem by employing strategies that reinforce patient comprehension.

Omega Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Health

December 29, 2009

Pharmacy Times

With all the attention on the benefits of omega fatty acids, patients will be looking for advice on the wide array of these supplements currently on the market to promote cardiovascular health.

Blood Pressure Monitors: Choosing Wisely

December 29, 2009

OTC Focus

Pharmacists are well-positioned to inform patients about the various types of blood pressure monitors currently available and ensure that they are counseled on the proper use of these devices.

Pharmacotherapy of Thyroid Disorders in Health Systems

December 29, 2009

Health Systems Pharmacy

The pharmacotherapy of thyroid disorders is complex. Health systems need to ensure that appropriate medications are available on formulary to treat both the acute and chronic states of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Developing Patient-Specific Clinic Protocols

December 28, 2009

Health Systems Pharmacy Editor's Note

With a lack of staff and resources to help determine what drugs are used in busy clinics and to document standard protocols prescribed in them, perhaps a starting strategy is to enlist the help of professional students or pharmacy residents.

Improving Lives for Less

December 28, 2009

GPhA's Message

With nearly 40 million Americans not filling a prescription in 2008, according to IMS Health, affordable generics are even more important in this economic climate.

Stroke and TIAs- Minimizing the Risk of Recurrence

December 28, 2009

Feature Focus

Pharmacists can help reduce the number of recurrent strokes by counseling patients on the importance of adhering to their medication regimens and educating them about modifiable risk factors.