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Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award

...ed by the national pharmacy leadership society for pharmacists and places recipients among the top leaders of th...tions in the fields of law pertaining to pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmaceuticals, food and drug law, and health care law. For more than 20 years he has been an e...

Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology

A research team consisting of nurses, pharmacists and biomedical engineers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital recently published a study showing that while "smart pumps" are a necessary component to a safe medication system, they won't generate meaningful improvements in patient safety until they are...

Second consecutive UH win puts national spotlight on pharmacy student

...important for health care professional, especially pharmacists who have the difficult task of proving information...tient Counseling Competition is to support student pharmacists in their efforts to become competent health care providers and educators. The challenge is designed...

HSPH student Kevin Chan awarded Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

...ural China, comprised of voluntary health workers, pharmacists and families, and its economic contribution to the health system. Dr. Chan will be traveling to nine rural provinces to gather household and community health data. Deeply involved in international pediatric health issues, Dr. Chan began more than a d...

USP Pharmacists Pharmacopeia

...Pharmacists' Pharmacopeia will provide compounding pharmacists with a needed and useful reference designed specifically for their practice," said Kenneth R. Baker, R.Ph., J.D., executive director, Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board. "It is likely to become one of the premier publications in every pharmac...

Key strategy to limit managed care drug costs failing, survey shows

...he authors explain. These practices include hiring pharmacists for expert advice, using "physician profiling" to compare doctors' prescribing patterns, and adhering to professional protocols that specify what each drug should be prescribed for, at what dose and for how long. The new study shows that providing fi...

The economics of prescription drugs versus OTC

...ased sales. There may also be economic benefits to pharmacists who while losing prescription drug revenue would g...d to behind-the-counter status (No Public Access), pharmacists would not just dispense medications, they would have a clinical and consultative role. Visits to phy...

Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods

... in toxicity. While most people know to ask their pharmacists about possible interactions between medicines, many don't realize they should also be asking about the foods in their refrigerator, according to Dennis Flanagan, DDS, MAGD. He advises that patients use caution because there are probably more food and...

Pharmacies in minority, low-income areas less likely to carry sufficient pain medications

...these medications, the most common reason cited by pharmacists participating in the study in both white and minority areas was low demand (93.1 percent), which did not differ by racial composition or income. Green notes that the study did not delve into what "low demand" means, and she says future studies would ...

Situation-specific policies can reduce antibiotic resistance in hospital and community care

... while other persuasive interventions got hospital pharmacists to recommend alternative antibiotics to those initially requested. Other examples of frequently used persuasive techniques were various forms of lectures, seminars and case reviews with all grades of medical and nursing staff. The authors found that ...

Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds

... Most of the errors were intercepted by nurses and pharmacists before reaching patients, and none were life-threatening or caused patient harm; but the results show that room for improvement exists even in hospitals with strong error-prevention programs, the authors say. The research, reported in today's online ...

Preparing our medical frontline for the future

... are trained separately, allied health workers and pharmacists are also separate bodies. So these groups go out into the workforce with little understanding of each other's skills and what they can offer each other. The Australian health workforce is characterised by strong professional demarcations. Surely this...

Fast-tracked sexual health screening offered with morning-after pill

...will not add to the workload of pharmacies indeed pharmacists are supposed to advise women asking for emergency contraception about sexually transmitted infection. Now they can give them a direct offer of help. "The study will gather confidential information on the previous STI treatment of clients attending v...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

... intervention protocol for training physicians and pharmacists to effectively counsel their patients for smoking cessation; A project which tests a motivational intervention protocol for smoking cessation among students at the University of Houston. Individual smoking cessation treatment sessions are combined w...

Use of proven heart medicines improves, but not enough

...lex problem. The team plans to work with community pharmacists to see if better communication between patients and health care providers, including the community pharmacist can lead to improved long-term adherence. The American Heart Association estimates that 13.2 million Americans have a history of coronary ar...

From pills to bills: Pharmacist turned senator to speak at UH event

...ecause of how it represents to young leaders a way pharmacists can make a difference. Van de Putte will present that gavel to the PLS Upsilon Chapter following her lecture on leadership. "I am honored to serve as keynote speaker of the University of Houston's James T. McCarty Leadership Lecture Series," said ...

Successful treatment of alcoholism found in the doctor's office

...ssionals doctors, nurses, physician assistants or pharmacists firstreviewed the diagnosis, recommended abstinence and dispensed pills. In20-minute follow-up visits, providers asked about a patient's drinking,general health, and medication adherence and dispensed additionalmedications. All trial participants we...

Online calculator and chemotherapy order systems reduce medication errors in children

...rs. "Most of these errors may have been caught by pharmacists or nurses before they could have hurt a patient," emphasized Lehmann, "But we wanted to prevent providers from making errors in the first place because some of them may reach the patient." The chemotherapy order system uses calculators that automati...

Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs

...decade, people have been told by their doctors and pharmacists to avoid grapefruit juice if they are being treated with certain medications, including some drugs that control blood pressure or lower cholesterol. Studies have shown that grapefruit juice can cause more of these drugs to enter the blood stream, res...

$900,000 for first Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control

...pertension knowledge to family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. Education efforts will also involve strengthening existing partnerships with professional organizations to encourage implementation of best practices for reducing hypertension. Furthermore, the Public Health Agen...

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