Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of Services
Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of ServicesA new NCPA report highlights the role of community pharmacies.
Measles Incidence in United States Remains, But Need to Vaccinate Stays HighMeasles is still very rare in the United States, but most cases involved either someone who was not vaccinated or whose status is unknown.
Fewer Women, Including Those Who Aren't Vaccinated, Are Getting HPVThe use of the HPV vaccine may be creating herd immunity, protecting unvaccinated women.
Edaravone (Radicava) for ALS
Edaravone (Radicava) for ALSEdaravone has been approved for patients with amyotropic lateral sclerosis.
Prescription Take Back Day: This Year with TimerCapsThe twice-annual event will feature a new incentive this October.
AST: The Linchpin of Antimicrobial StewardshipAntimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for newer antibiotics is falling behind because there is a lag time between FDA approval and inclusion in commercial AST devices.
High-Alert Medications
High-Alert MedicationsHigh-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
Newer Anticoagulants May Reduce Intraocular BleedingThe risk of intraocular bleeding was reduced by one-fifth when using newer anticoagulants versus warfarin in a new study.
Using NOACs Reduces Bleeding RisksDual antithrombotic therapy using dabigatran significantly reduces risk of bleeding compared to triple therapy using warfarin.
DIR Fees, Medical Marijuana Among Hot Topics at NCPA ConventionWhat you need to know about the upcoming NCPA convention.