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Prescribers and pharmacists nationwide have encountered enough frustrating drug shortages recently that it has simply become a way of life for clinicians. But it shouldn’t have to be. The keys to solving the drug shortage pr...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a revised Pregnancy Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) after 35 years of rating medication safety for pregnant and breast-feeding women with the traditional lettering scale: ...

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. Here are the facts from CDC.gov that back up tha...

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Opportunities to provide medication therapy management (MTM) services continue to grow. As a pharmacist, are you ready to meet the demand? Ensuring continued competency to conduct comprehensive medication reviews and provide o...

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A recent study by Whiting, et al, (JAMA 2015) performed an extensive literature review using 28 databases and provided assessment of the indications, benefits and adverse effects of medical marijuana and cannabinoids. Using a r...

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Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen after a heart attack can increase the risk of death, recurrent heart attack, stroke and bleeding in patients taking antithrombotic medications. A study publi...

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Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a member of a group of new oral anticoagulants which include rivoraxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and edoxaban (Savaysa). At the present time, there are no evidence-based guidelines for dental perip...

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Last week, I attended the HL7 working group meeting in Paris. For those who weren’t able to make the trip, below are some highlights of the meeting with respect to clinical decision support (CDS) and related standards. Fa...

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In a review of 12 randomized, placebo-controlled trials, no significant association was found between azithromycin therapy and the risk for death or hospitalization from cardiovascular causes. This report, by authors from the U...

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