March 2018 Central Nervous System

Social Interaction Can Improve Dementia Care

April 03, 2018

Disease State Management

The results of a recent study have indicated that caregivers can improve the quality of life of care home patients with dementia by increasing social interaction to at least 1 hour a week.

No Evidence of PPI Use Is Linked to Dementia or Alzheimer Disease

April 03, 2018

Disease State Management

Despite recent concerns about proton pump inhibitor (PPI) safety, the results of a recently published study found no evidence that PPI use contributes to a higher risk of dementia or Alzheimer disease in older adults.

High BMI Is Associated With Elevated Dementia Risk

April 03, 2018

Disease State Management

The results of a recent study show that individuals with a high body mass index (BMI) face a heightened risk of developing dementia compared with those who have a healthy BMI.

Parkinson Disease Progression Is Stalled by Intense Exercise

April 02, 2018

Disease State Management

Patients with early-stage Parkinson disease may be able to slow the progression of their condition by engaging in high-intensity exercise, according to the results of a recent study.

Pharmacists and Annual Wellness Visits

March 30, 2018

Patient Counseling

Pharmacists are continuing to expand their role as health care providers with more direct patient care opportunities. Pharmacists working under the supervision of a physician can provide an annual wellness visit, which is an exam that focuses on the patient’s health, allowing them the opportunity to develop a personalized approach to health care and disease prevention.

ADHD: Symptoms, Causes, Management, and Medication

March 28, 2018

Feature Focus

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder characterized by difficulty paying attention, excessive activity, and/or impulsivity that interferes with development and/or functioning.

Lyrica CR

March 28, 2018

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Lyrica CR (pregabalin, Pfizer) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia.

Preventing and Managing Headaches

March 20, 2018

OTC Focus

OTC analgesics are used extensively by many patients to self-treat and manage headaches. However, selecting these products may be overwhelming for some consumers, particularly those who have preexisting medical conditions or take other medications.

Are Pharmacies Required to Comply With ADA Accessibility Requirements?

March 05, 2018

Legal Focus

When a patient alleged that he met the qualifications for coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act and filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging lack of accessibility at a local pharmacy, would he prevail?

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

March 01, 2018

From the Chairman

Pharmacists are truly the unsung heroes of the health care team. From educating to immunizing, pharmacists play an essential role in improving outcomes, yet it seems that the full scope of their work is too often underappreciated.