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Making Sense of Allergic Rhinitis: A Pharmacist's Primer on General Overview and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Pharmacists can learn about current management of allergic rhinitis, including allergen avoidance, immunotherapy, and pharmacotherapy.
Pharmacist pet peeves dealing with stock bottle design, dodgy electronic medical record software, NPI-number hassles, and late patients.
This month's cases involve a patient prescribed 2 different medications with the same active ingredient and a patient who has struggled to quit smoking.
Diabetes Specialized Medication Therapy Management
The impact of the community pharmacist on insulin therapy is explored.
Can You Read These Rxs?
Our latest batch of scrbbled scripts. See if you can decipher them.
Dangerous Liaisons: Obesity and Diabetes
Approximately 80% to 90% of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus are also obese.
Type 2 Diabetes
Offering brown bag sessions to diabetes patients can help you monitor compliance in a patient dealing with a complex disease state as well as a number of other benefits.
Opportunities for Improving Outcomes with Insulin Injections
Pharmacists can help improve adherence by providing patient counseling and guidance about the importance of needle selection and appropriate injection technique.
Research Team's Findings on Carbon Nanotubes Could Offer New Diabetes Test
Research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests the possibility of a diabetes breathalyzer that could be used in place of blood testing.
Health App Wrap
Our round-up of the latest health and pharmacy apps.
First Exposure to Solid Food May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Infants
Infants already at an increased genetic risk for developing type 1 diabetes mellitus may be even more likely to be diagnosed with the condition if they are introduced to solid foods too early or too late.
Severe Hypoglycemia Common Despite Blood Glucose Control
The results of a recent study show that hypoglycemia is common among type 2 diabetes patients across all levels of glycemic control.
Eating More Red Meat Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Increasing red meat consumption was associated with a subsequent increase in risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in a recent subanalysis of 3 cohort studies.
Preventive Angioplasty May Benefit Heart Attack Patients
Patients who undergo angioplasty for an artery that caused a heart attack may also benefit from having the procedure performed in other, seemingly healthy arteries.
Intermittent Therapy Effective in Patients With Statin Intolerance
Patients with high cholesterol who are intolerant of statins may be able to resume and benefit from intermittent therapy.
High Cholesterol Causes More Heart Attacks in Men Than in Women
Men with high cholesterol may be 3 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than women with high cholesterol, a recent Norwegian study found.
Portions of New Opioid Label Requirements Apply to Generic Drugs
Certain requirements of the FDA's new policy on opioid safety labels on long-acting and extended-release medications will not apply to generic manufacturers, according to the Centers for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Mechanical Valve Replacement and Diabetics on Antithrombotics
Issues in anticoagulation relating to mechanical valve replacement and diabetes patients on antithrombotics.
Rx Product News
Our round-up of the latest Rx products.
Generic Product News
Our round-up of the latest generic products.
Becoming a Diabetes Expert: Walk the Walk
A guide to mastering new skills for diabetes patient care in just 10 steps.
Depression and Breast-Feeding: Medication Use
Knowledgeable pharmacists can positively influence mothers who are depressed as well as women who want to breast-feed but do not because of medication use.
OTC Product News
Our latest round-up of new over-the-counter products.
Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy?
A pharmacist is fired and points out that the employer may have violated public policy because she objected to activities and qualifications of pharmacy technicians assigned to assist her.
Drug-Supplement Interactions: Patient Awareness Is Key
As supplement use escalates, patients must be made aware of potential drug"supplement interactions.
Seizing Opportunities to Become a Better Pharmacist
Pharmacy student Andrew Gonzales has learned valuable lessons outside the classroom.
Apixaban: An Oral Anticoagulant
Apixaban (Eliquis) was recently approved as an oral anticoagulant (a direct inhibitor of factor Xa) to reduce the risk of embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation.
APAP: An Error-Prone Abbreviation
There has been minimal guidance as to how acetaminophen should be listed on drug packaging.
Rx Product Profile: Noven Therapeutics' Brisdelle
On June 28, 2013, the FDA announced approval of Brisdelle (paroxetine) 7.5-mg capsules for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats.
Rx Abuse Prevention for Children: A New Pilot Program
NADDI has announced a new program to educate the very young about drug safety and abuse.
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