January 2016 The Aging Population

Legal Duty When Advising on the Use of OTC Products

January 20, 2016

Legal Focus

When a patient consults a pharmacist by telephone about a medication, which allegedly results in adverse health consequences, can the pharmacist and pharmacy be held liable for monetary damages?

Drugs Affecting Levothyroxine Absorption

January 18, 2016

Drug Interactions

A recent study assessed thyroidstimulating hormone and levothyroxine dosage in 5426 outpatients who had been prescribed levothyroxine, along with drugs that can impair levothyroxine absorption or affect levothyroxine metabolism.

"There Seems to Be a Mistake with My Prescription"

January 18, 2016

Medication Safety

When patients report medication errors to the ISMP that involve pharmacy dispensing, they are usually more upset about the response, or lack of response, from the pharmacist or pharmacy management than with the error itself.