February 2014 Autoimmune Disorders

Pet Peeves

February 20, 2014

Pet Peeves

Pharmacist pet peeves involving insurance problems, e-script instructions, panicked patients, and questions patients would prefer not to bother their doctor with.

Restored User Fees Bring Hope of Rapid Approvals

February 20, 2014

Generic Times News

A US House of Representatives vote to restore $85 million in sequestered funds to the FDA brings the hope of speeding up the approval process for brand name, generic, and biologic medications.

Combination Therapy, Early Treatment Improve Survival in Severe Pneumonia Cases

February 19, 2014

Infectious Disease Watch

Early antibiotic prescription and use of combination therapy for severe cases of pneumonia have increased and have helped to save lives in the intensive care unit, according to a recent European study.

Fewer Opioid Treatment Programs Offer HIV Testing

February 19, 2014

HIV/AIDS Watch

Fewer opioid treatment programs are offering onsite testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, despite guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending routine HIV testing in all health care settings.

A Pharmacist's Exclusion from Federal Health Plans

February 18, 2014

Legal Focus

When a pharmacist pleads guilty to charges related to controlled substances and is then notified by federal authorities that he will be excluded from participating in federal health programs, can he avoid the consequences of his guilty plea?

New Drugs of 2013, Part 2

February 17, 2014

Continuing Education

Pharmacists can learn about new drugs approved by the FDA in 2013, including clinical indications, mechanisms of action, interactions, adverse reactions, and dosing guidelines.