Pharmacy News

Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
WHO: Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Global Health Threat
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Ertugliflozin Seems Safe, Effective for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Dermatologists' Rx for Antibiotics Dropped From 2008 to 2016
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Vitamin D Supplementation Can Help Cut COPD Exacerbations
Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild/Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population
U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring
Median Survival for Stage 4 ALK-Positive NSCLC Nearly 7 Years
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Investigational Cream Promising for Atopic Dermatitis
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Drug Repurposing May Provide More Psychiatric Tx Options
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Myelodysplastic Syndrome/AML Risk Increased After Chemo
Discharge One Hour After Naloxone for OD May Be Option
Classification of Psoriasis Severity Depends on Definition
Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture
Available Vial Sizes Can Cut Drug Waste in Weight-Based Dosing
U.S. Doctor Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital
College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
No Increased Fracture Risk With Canagliflozin in Type 2 Diabetes
New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Review Highlights Lack of Tx Options for Prurigo Nodularis
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
FDA Approves Drugs for Treatment of Two Rare Blood Diseases
Incorrect Prescribing Alerts Common for Psychotropic Meds
FDA: Teething Jewelry Linked to at Least One Infant Death
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use 12.6 Percent in the United States
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Pembrolizumab Promising for Metastatic Head, Neck SCC
Sorafenib for Desmoid Tumors Ups Progression-Free Survival
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
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December 4 2018 - December 8 2018CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
December 2 2018 - December 6 2018American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Dec. 2-6
December 1 2018 - December 4 2018American Society of Hematology, Dec. 1-4
November 15 2018 - November 19 2018American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 15-19
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July 21 2018 - July 25 2018American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 21-25
June 22 2018 - June 26 2018American Diabetes Association, June 22-26
June 1 2018 - June 5 2018American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 1-5
May 18 2018 - May 21 2018American Urological Association, May 18-21
April 27 2018 - April 30 2018American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 27-30
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March 10 2018 - March 12 2018American College of Cardiology, March 10-12
March 6 2018 - March 10 2018American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 6-10
March 2 2018 - March 5 2018American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, March 2-5
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