Julia Talsma, Content Channel Director
Julia Talsma is lead editor for Drug Topics magazine.
ASHP updates best practices guidance for pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) offers updated guidance for pharmacists with the release of the ASHP Best Practices 2015-2016 book.
First reversal agent approved for anticoagulant dabigatran
FDA approved idarucizumab (Praxbind), the first reversal agent for the anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) that is indicated for emergency situations when bleeding is out of control.
ASHP announces accreditation milestone of 2,000 residency programs
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has reached a new milestone with the accreditation of 2,000 residency programs throughout the nation. These programs included those that are being evaluated as well as those that have received full accreditation.
Pharmacist outreach cuts readmission rates for patients on high-risk meds
Pharmacist outreach to patients admitted to the hospital on high-risk medications or on at least three medications at discharge can help reduce the readmission and emergency department (ED) visit rates during the 30 days following discharge, according to a study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Remote monitoring by pharmacists can boost patient outcomes
Pharmacists who provide remote monitoring of three chronic disease states can help patients improve health targets
NCPA 2015 promises practical, profitable solutions for independents
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) holds its annual convention at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., this Saturday, Oct. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 14, with opportunities to network/socialize, share great ideas, and learn.
FDA approves treatments for advanced melanoma, lung cancer
FDA has approved cancer therapies, one targeting metastatic melanoma and the other for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Pharmacy school, med school collaborate for better pain relief
St. Louis College of Pharmacy has partnered with Washington University School of Medicine, both located in St. Louis, to create the Center for Clinical Pharmacology to research new approaches for pain relief including new analgesics and other therapeutic ways to manage chronic pain.
What can a business coach do for your pharmacy?
What can a business coach do for your pharmacy?
The answer, it turns out, is "Plenty." Just ask Topeka Pharmacy's Tom and Morag Miller.
FDA warns of risk associated with off-label use of tramadol in kids
The off-label use of tramadol in children following surgery may be problematic and healthcare professionals should consider other FDA-approved drugs for pain relief, according to a FDA safety communication.

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