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Continuing Education

Starting a pharmacy service businessStarting a new pharmacy or adding a new service to an existing pharmacy requires considerable planning.
Federal controlled substance laws and regulationsThe Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 is the principal federal law regulating the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, and delivery of drugs or substances that may result in abuse or physical or psychological dependence and addiction. This legislation is more commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act CSA and has an impact on pharmacists in virtually all practice settings.
Obesity screening and diet counseling: A business venture for pharmacistsIn light of the fact that significant morbidity and mortality are associated with overweight and obesity, it is important to screen, assess, and manage these individuals early and intensively.

New drugs update: 2009 approvals, part 2This article provides a review of new molecular entities and biologics approved by the FDA in 2009 that were not mentioned in part 1 of this series.
New drugs update: 2009 approvals, part 1This article provides a review of new molecular entities and biologics approved by the FDA in 2009.
Metabolic syndrome throughout the life cyclePrevalence of metabolic syndrome in adults, as well as the increasing prevalence of pediatric obesity, has spurred research into how the condition may affect children and adolescents. Pharmacists should be able to define insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in children and adults according to national guidelines, list the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome in children that may increase their risk as adults, describe the role of lifestyle modification in children and adults with metabolic syndrome, and identify the role of medical and surgical treatment for metabolic syndrome and/or obesity.

Overview of geriatric dermatologyIn the practice of geriatric dermatology, pharmacists should be able to explain the physiology of aging skin; describe dermatologic conditions frequently encountered in the elderly, including decubitis ulcers, skin infections, blistering diseases, skin cancers, and melanoma; identify dermatologic manifestations of nutritional deficiency in geriatric patients; and review the role of the pharmacist in managing dermatologic pharmacotherapy.
Parkinson's disease: A reviewParkinson's disease usually affects people over the age of 50. About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, with more than half a million Americans affected at any given time. Pharmacists should be able to explain the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of the disease, identify potential complications, discuss current nonpharmacologic therapies and pharmacotherapies, and recommend appropriate treatment strategies.
Free Bonus CE in the September 26, 2005, issue The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist in the Diagnosis and Management of
Male Sexual Dysfunction: A Focus on Premature Ejaculation.

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