Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Thu, 24 May 2018 09:29:04 UTC Thu, 24 May 2018 09:29:04 UTC FDA Issues Safety Alert for Drug Linked to Potential Birth Defects http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/fda-issues-safety-alert-for-drug-linked-to-potential-birth-defects Serious cases of neural tube birth defects, including spina bifida, have been reported in babies born to women with HIV being treated with dolutegravir. 8:00 AM, Sat May 19, 2018 Managing and Preventing Influenza with Antivirals: Information That May Not Be Familiar http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2018/03/managing-and-preventing-influenza-with-antivirals-information-that-may-not-be-familiar- With this year&#39;s strain of influenza gaining so much attention, due to its severity, it is important to understand and choose the best treatment option for any patient. 1:00 PM, Mon March 12, 2018 Practice Pearls from the 2018 Clostridium Difficile Treatment Guidelines http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/ayesha-khan-pharmd-bcps/2018/03/practice-pearls-from-the-2018-clostridium-difficile-treatment-guidelines The IDSA and SHEA have made a recent update to the previously published practice guidelines for CDI. While many of the recommendations remain the same, there are a few key changes that the update has addressed. 11:00 AM, Tue March 6, 2018 Self-Care for the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/February2018/selfcare-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-infectious-diseases How can pharmacists assist patients with preventing and treating infectious diseases? 3:47 PM, Fri February 23, 2018 Recommendation for Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/recommendation-for-quadrivalent-influenza-vaccine 9:59 AM, Thu February 22, 2018 Opioids May Boost Pneumococcal Infection Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2018/02/opioids-may-boost-pneumococcal-infection-risk A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week suggests that opioids may pose a different, unintended untoward consequence in patients: an increased risk of pneumococcal infection. 8:57 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 Combo Inhibitor Antibiotic Approved to Treat HABP/VABP http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/avycaz-approved-to-treat-habpvabp The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Allergan&#39;s supplemental New Drug Application to expand the approved use of their cephalosporin / beta-lactamase inhibitor combo antibiotic, AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam), to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by the following susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms:&nbsp;Klebsiella pneumoniae,&nbsp;Enterobacter cloacae,&nbsp;Escherichia coli,&nbsp;Serratia marcescens,&nbsp;Proteus mirabilis,&nbsp;Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and&nbsp;Haemophilus influenzae&nbsp;in patients 18 years of age or older. 11:17 AM, Sat February 3, 2018 Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/management-of-communityacquired-pneumonia-in-adults Here is an overview of the key Issues for hospital pharmacists. 5:20 PM, Mon January 15, 2018 Oscillococcinum: What a Pharmacist Should Know During Flu Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2018/01/oscillococciunm-what-a-pharmacist-should-know-during-flu-season Influenza season is in full swing and social media is buzzing about this product. 9:28 PM, Sun January 7, 2018 4 Things Pharmacists Should Know About the Shingrix Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2018/01/4-things-pharmacists-should-know-about-the-shingrix-vaccine The Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted, was approved in October for those 50 and older. Here is the scoop. 4:45 AM, Wed January 3, 2018 Antibiotics That Aggravate Myasthenia Gravis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/December2017/antibiotics-that-aggravate-myasthenia-gravis Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune-mediated neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness. 8:00 AM, Tue December 26, 2017 The New Shingles Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shelby-leheny-pharmd-candidate-2017/2017/12/the-new-shingles-vaccine What you need to know. 12:35 AM, Mon December 18, 2017 A Look at Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/gunda-siska-pharmd/2017/12/a-look-at-antibiotics-to-treat-pneumonia This chart provides a simple way to answer questions that pharmacists will receive this winter. 11:06 PM, Tue December 5, 2017 Complication of Lyme Disease: Lyme Carditis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shivam-patel-pharmd-candidate/2017/11/complication-of-lyme-disease-lyme-carditis The illness is prevalent in the eastern United States. Diagnosis can be challenging, and the progression can lead to harmful complications. 9:00 AM, Tue November 28, 2017 First Complete 2-Drug HIV Regimen Gets FDA OK http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/first-complete-2drug-hiv-regimen-gets-fda-ok- Juluca is indicated as a complete therapy for patients with HIV-1.<br /> &nbsp; 3:12 PM, Tue November 21, 2017 5 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Legionnaires Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/11/5-things-pharmacists-should-know-about-legionnaires-disease The recent outbreak in Disneyland sheds light on common sources of infection and prevention strategies. 11:24 AM, Mon November 20, 2017 ACIP Recommends Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/acip-recommends-herpes-zoster-subunit-vaccine The panel agreed that Shingrix has some superior outcome data; however, some members said it was too early to make the preferential recommendation. 2:01 PM, Wed October 25, 2017 New Drugs Introduced in 2017: Part 4 Immunology, Infection, and Musculoskeletal Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/10/new-drugs-introduced-in-2017-part-4-immunology-infection-and-musculoskeletal-disease This year, the FDA is on pace to approve about 38 new medications. Here is a look at 6 of these. 10:10 PM, Sun October 22, 2017 Looking to the Past and Future During American Pharmacists Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/10/celebrating-american-pharmacists-month In October, we celebrate American Pharmacists Month. 12:43 AM, Mon October 9, 2017 Dentists to Blame for Increasing C Diff Cases? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/dentists-to-blame-for-increasing-c-diff-cases The study found patients who were prescribed antibiotics for dental procedures tended to be older and more likely to receive clindamycin, an antibiotic that is associated with <em>C diff</em> infection. 12:12 PM, Sun October 8, 2017