Iodinated Contrast: Cases of Underactive Thyroid in InfantsIodinated Contrast: Cases of Underactive Thyroid in Infants
Rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants after use of iodine-containing contrast media, according to the FDA. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 18, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Radiology News Alert Source Type: news

Fight the Resistance: A Call to Action for HospitalistsFight the Resistance: A Call to Action for Hospitalists
Patients will increasingly fail to respond to antibiotics if we don't take measures right now to fight antibiotic resistance. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual EnhancementDietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement
"Herbal Viagra" has been in the news recently. Are these products safe and/or effective? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Kratom: Therapy or Threat?Kratom: Therapy or Threat?
What is kratom, and is it a helpful remedy or a harmful drug? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Combination Inhalers for COPD: What Are the Benefits?Combination Inhalers for COPD: What Are the Benefits?
Finally, long-acting bronchodilator combinations are available for COPD management. Nicholas Gross reviews the efficacy and benefits of these therapies as determined in two recent trials. Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2015 Global ConferenceAmerican College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2015 Global Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACCP 2015. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 14, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Can Synbiotics Keep Children Healthy?Can Synbiotics Keep Children Healthy?
This synbiotic study wasn't an unqualified success, but Dr William Basco thinks it's too soon to dismiss the potential health benefits of these products in children. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Managing Pain in Patients With CVD Managing Pain in Patients With CVD
Are NSAIDs ever an option for pain management in patients with cardiovascular disease? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype? Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Worth the Hype?
A look at the evidence for essential oils and aromatherapy. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

tPA and TNK Mix-ups: Clearing Up the ConfusiontPA and TNK Mix-ups: Clearing Up the Confusion
Patient deaths have been reported when healthcare providers confused tPA and TNK. Follow these suggestions to prevent any further mishaps. FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 12, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Will OTC Contraceptives Change Patient-Provider Relationships?Will OTC Contraceptives Change Patient-Provider Relationships?
Oral contraceptives without a prescription may increase access to birth control; they might also remove a woman's incentive to make an appointment. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: The Pill, $1000; The Cure, PricelessHepatitis C: The Pill, $1000; The Cure, Priceless
What are the treatment opportunities and challenges faced by children with hepatitis C? Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 10, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Hyperkalemia: The Riskiest DrugsHyperkalemia: The Riskiest Drugs
What is causing this older man's sudden-onset weakness and nausea? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

The Importance of the Medication History in Oral HealthcareThe Importance of the Medication History in Oral Healthcare
Many people, especially older adults, are taking numerous prescription and OTC drugs, which the oral health provider needs to know about. Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Anticoagulation With Dabigatran: When to WorryAnticoagulation With Dabigatran: When to Worry
How do renal impairment, advanced age, low body weight, and drug interactions affect dabigatran? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Give the MenB VaccineGive the MenB Vaccine
For this low-burden, high-impact, disease, Dr Paul Offit says, 'Give the MenB vaccine.' Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

OTC Analgesia: It Matters Now More Than EverOTC Analgesia: It Matters Now More Than Ever
Over-the-counter analgesics are incredibly popular but can also promote significant harm when used improperly. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HCV Treatment: What Can I Do Now? What's Coming Next?HCV Treatment: What Can I Do Now? What's Coming Next?
As direct-acting antivirals continue to show success in HCV, the possibility for treatment expands to an even greater number of patient groups. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra' What You Need to Know About 'Female Viagra'
Dr Andrew Kaunitz summarizes the issues you need to be aware of before prescribing flibanserin (Addyi). Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Drug Interaction in the Elderly: Beware the AntibioticsDrug Interaction in the Elderly: Beware the Antibiotics
Antibiotics can interact with numerous other agents. Which one is the culprit in this patient? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Aerosolized Colistin for Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaAerosolized Colistin for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
What is the optimal dosing regimen for nebulized colistin in patients with multidrug-resistant ventilator-associated pneumonia? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Vaccine Exemptions: Time to Tighten the RulesVaccine Exemptions: Time to Tighten the Rules
The AMA has added its voice to the chorus calling for the elimination of personal exemptions to vaccination. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/ Tazobactam?What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/ Tazobactam?
Is this new antibiotic a good option for treating resistant gram-negative organisms? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam?What Is the Role of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam?
Is this new antibiotic a good option for treating resistant gram-negative organisms? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 20, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Lung Problems in Infants Treated With DiazoxideFDA Warns of Lung Problems in Infants Treated With Diazoxide
Clinicians should monitor infants receiving the antihypoglycemia drug diazoxide for signs of pulmonary hypertension and stop the treatment immediately if they appear, according to the FDA. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 17, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Benefits of New Shingles Vaccine May Extend to More Patients Benefits of New Shingles Vaccine May Extend to More Patients
Phase 3 study results indicate that the HZ/su vaccine potentially offers more robust protection to the elderly and the immunocompromised than the existing vaccine. Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 11, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

New Insulins: Are They Worth the High Cost?New Insulins: Are They Worth the High Cost?
Dr Aus Alzaid reports on a debate about the pros and cons of 'new' vs 'old' insulins. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 9, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

Mosquito Bites and Insect RepellentsMosquito Bites and Insect Repellents
Without vaccines or treatments, preventing disease transmitted by mosquitoes relies on effectively avoiding mosquito bites. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 6, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Counseling the Limited English Proficiency PatientCounseling the Limited English Proficiency Patient
Do you take reasonable steps to provide medication education to patients who are not native English speakers? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 2, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

A New Vaccine to Protect Against ShinglesA New Vaccine to Protect Against Shingles
Paul A. Offit, MD, describes new research on a vaccine for shingles that could be a great step forward. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Polypharmacy and Hypoglycemia: Which Drug Is Causing It?Polypharmacy and Hypoglycemia: Which Drug Is Causing It?
An elderly man becomes confused when his blood sugar becomes dramatically low. He's taking a handful of drugs -- which one is causing hypoglycemia? Take this case challenge. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Who, What, and Where of Outpatient Antibiotic PrescribingWho, What, and Where of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing
One study reveals who is overprescribing antibiotics, and another shows that it's possible to reduce prescribing of high-risk antibiotics. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Overview of Ebola Outbreak Stresses Proactive SolutionsOverview of Ebola Outbreak Stresses Proactive Solutions
Reviewing the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in depth, a team of authors offers several ways the global health community can effectively prepare for future crises. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Viewpoint Source Type: news

'Understand This Warning': SGLT2s and Ketoacidosis'Understand This Warning': SGLT2s and Ketoacidosis
Dr Anne Peters describes case examples of euglycemic ketoacidosis linked to SGLT2 inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Common Questions About 9-Valent HPV VaccineCommon Questions About 9-Valent HPV Vaccine
CDC explains how to incorporate the new 9-valent HPV vaccine into practice. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Critical Issues in Diabetes: Choosing Newer Drugs for T2DCritical Issues in Diabetes: Choosing Newer Drugs for T2D
Charles Vega and Anne Peters review the three newest classes of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes and some intriguing combination therapies. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 6, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Should Antidiabetics Be Prescribed in Prediabetes?Should Antidiabetics Be Prescribed in Prediabetes?
What should we do when faced with a prediabetic patient in our practice? When should prescribing medication be considered? Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Why Select Extended-Release Metformin?Why Select Extended-Release Metformin?
When is extended-release metformin a better option than immediate-release? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemases: Always More to LearnKlebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemases: Always More to Learn
Two Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) outbreak descriptions challenge some traditional concepts of KPC epidemiology and screening methods. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Rifaximin for IBS: Where Do We Stand?Rifaximin for IBS: Where Do We Stand?
Dr David Johnson reviews the latest data on rifaximin treatment for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 29, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Shortages? There's an App for ThatAntimicrobial Shortages? There's an App for That
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, recommends a new resource for ID (and other) clinicians looking for the latest information on drug shortages. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

What Is the Latest on Treatment for Hiccups?What Is the Latest on Treatment for Hiccups?
Other than chlorpromazine, what options are effective for hiccups? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 15, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Combination Therapies for COPDCombination Therapies for COPD
Why are monotherapies still being prescribed for COPD when combination therapies could lead to better compliance and better efficacy? Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 9, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: Updated Guidelines and New DrugsHepatitis C: Updated Guidelines and New Drugs
The latest drugs to be approved for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection are setting new standards of practice. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Article Source Type: news

Peripheral Edema: The Drug Behind the EdemaPeripheral Edema: The Drug Behind the Edema
A number of drugs are associated with peripheral edema. What's going on in this case? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Drugs: Risks vs BenefitsWeight-Loss Drugs: Risks vs Benefits
The arrival of new weight-loss drugs will pose some difficult decisions for prescribers. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 13, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

FAQ: Are Compounded Bioidentical Hormones Safe for HRT?FAQ: Are Compounded Bioidentical Hormones Safe for HRT?
Two recent surveys show that many women are taking bioidentical hormones but aren't aware of the risks. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Just How Common Is Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy?Just How Common Is Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy?
Addressing an ongoing debate, a new study seeks clarity about the prevalence of this treatment-induced condition, as well as its leading risk factors. Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 8, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 Annual MeetingAmerican Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2015 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APhA 2015. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 7, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Cow's Milk Found in 11% of Human Milk Bought OnlineCow's Milk Found in 11% of Human Milk Bought Online
Researchers have warned that human milk samples contaminated with cow's milk could pose a risk to allergic or intolerant infants. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 6, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news