Articles Five Innovative New Products for Diabetes January 23, 2017 By Christine Blank Here's a quick overview of new drugs, a novel device that can replace fingersticks, and an “artificial pancreas” meant to make life easier for patients with diabetes. In this issue Atezolizumab for Urothelial Carcinoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Here: an overview of atezolizumab, the first new drug in two decades for bladder cancer and now approved for NSCLC. Meeting the Pharmacy Needs of Tourists, Vacationers, and Travelers February 06, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Are you prepared to help when someone far from home has lost their prescription medications? Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the Grapefruit February 07, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Do your patients know about the interactions between common foods and drugs? We take a look at what you need to know. Getting Reimbursed for Services Rendered: It’s no Magic Trick February 10, 2017 By Peter A. Kreckel RPh Pharmacists use their expertise to help patients -- as well as insurance companies. But we do it for free! Senator, NABP Call for Better Detection of Drug Interaction After Chicago Investigation January 30, 2017 By Christine Blank Senator Durbin and NABP call for new pharmacy safety policies in aftermath of Chicogo Tribune investigation. Faulty Drug Interaction Overrides: We Have to Do Better February 10, 2017 By David Stanley RPh We need a system that cries wolf only when a wolf actually appears--not every time a chihuahua dances by. RFID Technology Speeds Medication Replenishment, Reduces Med Errors January 31, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has started using radio frequency identification to increase efficiency and speed when restocking drug trays. Standardization a Pressing Issue for Pharmacy Technicians Diane Halvorson, RPhTech, CPhT, of North Dakota has been named the Pharmacy Technician of the Year for 2017 by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Safety Concerns Over Some Hepatitis C Drugs February 13, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione The ISMP has issued a report that links several direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C to serious adverse side effects. But drug makers take issue. CE: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: Updated recommendations and strategies to improve Immunization Rates Pharmacists can use their role in the community to promote and educate patients on the need for HPV vaccination.
Additionally, pharmacists can use technology to reach out to patients to educate them and remind them to complete the vaccination series. Considering Specialty Pharmacy? Make Your Move February 16, 2017 By Jill Sederstrom There is a lot for growth in specialty pharmacy but chains and independent pharmacies should make their move soon if they want to enter this market. The window of opportunity is closing. How to Deal with an Angry Customer February 16, 2017 Retail pharmacists get tips on how to deal with angry customers. The Top Six Ways Trump’s Policies Will Impact Pharmacies February 23, 2017 By Christine Blank How the new Trump administration will affect everything from the ACA to the FDA.