June 2018 Women's Health

Ohio State University Takes on Pharmacy Robbery Training

June 26, 2018

Legal Focus

When instructing anyone about what to do during a pharmacy robbery, the most crucial point is that those involved should aim to get themselves, their coworkers, and their customers through the situation unhurt.

Combating Stress: How Brown Bagging Can Bring Clarity

June 26, 2018

Brown Bag Consult

Brown bag consults can be essential educational and safety tools to measure and ensure quality care. By asking patients to bring in all their current medications, including OTC, mail-order, specialty, and herbal products, pharmacists can guarantee appropriate and up-to-date care.

The Legislative Framework for Dietary Supplements

June 20, 2018

Legal Focus

With the authority of the FDA limited by statute to removing supplements from the market only after reports of adverse effects, the role of pharmacists to intervene and assist patients with optimal product selection is vital.

Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

June 19, 2018

Health and Wellness

Common clinical issues associated with menopause include mood changes; sexual issues; sleep disturbances; urogenital atrophy, also known as genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM); and vasomotor symptoms. Let’s look at the pharmacologic treatment of GSM and vasomotor symptoms.

Pharmacy Technicians' Defamatory Comments About Local Physician

June 14, 2018

Legal Focus

When pharmacy technicians employed at several locations of a national pharmacy chain make derogatory comments about a local physician, are those comments to be viewed as defamation or as speech protected by a “qualified privilege?”

Endothelin Receptor Antagonist Drug Interactions

June 13, 2018

Drug Interactions

Endothelin antagonists—ambrisentan (Letairis), bosentan (Tracleer), and macitentan (Opsumit)—are indicated to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Although these drugs have similar pharmacologic activity, they differ in their potential for their plasma concentrations to be altered by other medications.

"Having a Pharmacist in Rural America Is Too Expensive." Seriously?

June 01, 2018

Editor's Note

I was having a conversation with a colleague and friend recently, and he mentioned that his group was planning on experimenting with remote order entry and medication verification so that pharmacies in rural areas could use a technician instead of a pharmacist to dispense medications.