Tag: "pharmacists" at medical news
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
... events." Dr. Gurwitz and a team of physicians and pharmacists
reviewed patient records at two large academic long-term care facilities that, combined, had a total of 1229 beds. Researchers looked at patient records covering an 8-month period for one site, and a 9-month period for the other. (December 2000 throu...
UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age
...d when they drink, or are told by their doctors or pharmacists
not to drink with a particular medication," she said. One theory that could explain the disparity in drinking patterns between the earlier and later born groups is that earlier generations tended to drink more. The culture of drinking has changed ove...
Chlamydia testing in pharmacies: Questions that need addressing
...tes the editorial. The Lancet comments: "Although pharmacists
are experts in providing medicines and guidance about their use, will adequate training and staffing be available to explain the testing process and the meaning of the results, be they positive or negative? How will the testing process be linked to t...
Communication between primary-care physicians and patients can reduce medication-related problems
...cation-related symptoms. A panel of physicians and pharmacists
reviewed each reported symptom to determine whether it constituted a true adverse drug event. The researchers found that while many patients experienced ADEs, they failed to report a surprising number of them 31 percent to their physicians. And wh...
More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine
...nhibitors or nonselective NSAIDs. physicians and pharmacists
who care for elderly patients taking warfarin should be aware of the potential risks of concomitant therapy with NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors, particularly because the latter are among the fastest-growing class of prescription medications and have rapi...
Pharmacist review does not keep older people out of hospital
...rvention group) or usual care (control group). The pharmacists
educated patients and carers about their drugs, removed out of date drugs, reported possible drug reactions or interactions to the general practitioner, and informed the local pharmacist if a compliance aid was needed. After six months, 178 emergency...
Heart patients treated by non-cardiologists less likely to receive medications
... non-cardiologist, according to a study written by pharmacists
at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and published January 15 in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and aldosterone antagonists have been shown to significantly decrease morbidity and mortality and are among ...
Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse
...islation whereby women can obtain EC directly from pharmacists
without having to see a clinician or obtain a pres...ined to dispense EC. The requirement to go through pharmacists
or clinics to obtain EC appears to be a barrier that limits use. Even though rates of unprotected in...
Sex habits of young women unchanged by morning after pill, UCSF study finds
...ucted to get emergency contraception directly from pharmacists
(without a prescription), were provided with three...t pharmacies without a prescription in cases where pharmacists
have been specially trained and have a collaborative agreement with physicians that allows them to d...
Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs
...ty (STEPS), the program does not provide patients, pharmacists
or health care providers with information on thromboembolisms. Evens presented the RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports) data on the thalidomide-associated blood clots on at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematolog...
Pharmacists want role in drug importation, study shows
Many community pharmacists
are not opposed to importing drugs to lower patien...nsure safety and efficacy, according to a study by pharmacists
at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan. The study will appear in th...
New internet resource facilitates international HIV/AIDS healthcare provider training
...mediately start training medical officers, nurses, pharmacists
or other healthcare providers on how to care for and treat a person with HIV/AIDS," said I-TECH co-director E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, UCSF associate professor of family and community medicine. Launched in early October with initial funding from the ...
FDA approves EPZICOM
...or EPZICOM, ZIAGEN or TRIZIVIR must be provided by pharmacists
to patients with each new and refilled prescription in order to provide further information to the patient on this drug.EPIVIR (a medicine in EPZICOM) in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. P...
Patients not sticking to cholesterol drugs -- and the higher their co-pay, the lower their use
...off their regimen. "Doctors and pharmacists
alike can tell patients all the benefits of a drug, and mention that they should stay on it and keep refilling their prescription, but as soon as a patient walks out the door it's up to him or her to fill the prescription or take the medication," say...
OTC statins: A bad decision for public health
...bstitute drug use for lifestyle modification? Will pharmacists
have the time to determine the individual's risk of coronary heart disease before selling the drug and also to give lifestyle advice? All these are unknowns, which is unfortunate for the UK public, who will be the guineapigs in this large-scale OTC e...
Study raises concerns about tablet splitting
... Evaluating Appropriateness for Patients Tool for pharmacists
from the 2003-2004 APhA Strategic Directions Committee" appears in the May-June Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. About the Study Dr. Cook, a licensed pharmacist, and two fourth-year PharmD students at the Ernest Mario School of Phar...
Computer system makes 'chain' of health care stronger, safer
...reduce the high number of calls to physicians from pharmacists
trying to interpret and verify prescription information. These tangible signs of coordinated care, as well as the intangible feeling of having a medical team that's sharing information, may have contributed to the seven-point jump in Press Ganey Pati...
ESC highlights need for screening and global risk management as statins move over the counter in UK
...e available to members of the public directly from pharmacists
without the need for a prescription. With this mo... access. The initial statin to be available from pharmacists
will be simvastatin, at a daily dosage of 10mg. Simvastatin will be targeted at individuals with a ...
Rx pain medicines hard to find in pharmacies serving minority neighborhoods
...crepancy in availability, we know that some of the pharmacists
we spoke with admitted this was a factor. However, most pharmacists
surveyed said they didn't get much demand for these medicines, which suggests that we need to look a...
Computerized prescriber order entry systems may have limited impact on patient harm
...ntelligence, the involvement of the physicians and pharmacists
remains critical to the medication process," adds ...ls that have invested in CPOE and support clinical pharmacists
have a greater likelihood of preventing medication errors." Northwestern Memorial Hospital is cu...
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