October 2013 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

October 11, 2013

Brown Bag Consult

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.

First Exposure to Solid Food May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Infants

October 10, 2013

Diabetes Watch

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.

Portions of New Opioid Label Requirements Apply to Generic Drugs

October 09, 2013

Generic Times News

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.

Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy?

October 08, 2013

Legal Focus

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.

Apixaban: An Oral Anticoagulant

October 08, 2013

Drug Interactions

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.

Rx Product Profile: Noven Therapeutics' Brisdelle

October 08, 2013

Rx Product News Profile

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.

CDC: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Kill 23,000 Each Year

October 07, 2013

News Briefs

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that each year more than 2 million people in the United States get antibiotic-resistant infections and 23,000 die as a result.

Congress Moves Toward Passage of Compounding Oversight Bill

October 07, 2013

News Briefs

The Drug Quality and Security Act, designed to improve the safety of compounded medications and to keep counterfeit and stolen medications out of the nation's drug supply, appears headed for passage by Congress.

Diabetic Foot Care: The Importance of Routine Care

October 07, 2013

OTC Focus

Pharmacists can be instrumental in educating diabetic patients about routine skin care, especially the significance of implementing a daily foot care regimen and performing routine screenings to reduce or prevent complications.

Essay Contest: Why I Became a Pharmacist

October 03, 2013

News Briefs

Pharmacy Times announces its third annual essay contest: In 500 words or less, describe "Why I Became a Pharmacist." Or address the theme in a YouTube video of 3 minutes or shorter.