July 2017 Digestive Health

Walmart Pharmacist Excellence in Patient Care Award Winner: George Bethel, RPh

August 01, 2017

Frontiers in Pharmacy

In recognition of his dedication to improving his patients’ health through individualized care, George Bethel, RPh, has been named the 2017 winner of the Walmart Pharmacist Excellence in Patient Care Award.

Piperine Drug Interactions

July 28, 2017

Drug Interactions

Piperine is a major alkaloid found in black pepper (piper nigrum), and the alkaloid is used as an herbal product for its purported anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties.

Heartburn and Dyspepsia: Easing the Burn

July 28, 2017

OTC Focus

Pharmacists can be instrumental in identifying patients at increased risk for developing heartburn and dyspepsia because of certain medications, medical conditions, or lifestyle habits.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Getting to Know This Group of Symptoms

July 27, 2017

Rx Focus

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) comprises a group of symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, and mucus in the stool without underlying damage, all of which can come and go and range from mild to severe.

Trulance

July 26, 2017

Rx Product News Profile

On January 17, 2017, the FDA approved Trulance (plecanatide; Synergy Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adult patients.

Serendipity as a Product of Perseverance

July 26, 2017

From the Chairman

In “The Unusual Discovery of 10 Commonly Prescribed Medications” on pharmacytimes.com, Pharmacy Times® contributor Timothy O’Shea, PharmD, highlights the phenomenon of serendipity (ie, finding something surprising while looking for something else) in the process of drug discovery.