How Much Do You Know About CAM?How Much Do You Know About CAM?
How much do you know about the evidence -- or lack thereof -- for commonly used complementary and alternative therapies? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 20, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

What's on the Horizon for Treating NASH?What's on the Horizon for Treating NASH?
The obesity epidemic is invariably bringing with it an epidemic of fatty liver disease. When the time comes, what will we have available for treatment? Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 10, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

An Epidemic of Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeAn Epidemic of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The dramatic rise in drug use among pregnant women has brought with it an unparalleled wave of newborns suffering from NAS or persistent effects of intrauterine exposure to drugs. Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Biosimilar Copies of Blockbuster Drug Launch in Major EU MarketsBiosimilar Copies of Blockbuster Drug Launch in Major EU Markets
Cheap versions of a top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease are being launched across major European markets in an important advance for biosimilar drugs. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Changing Minds About VaccinationChanging Minds About Vaccination
If you have been putting off having discussions with the vaccine hesitant or vaccine refusers among your patients, here are steps to follow to persuade them to have those needed vaccinations. Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

The Measles Tipping PointThe Measles Tipping Point
Paul Offit, MD, argues that protecting children against measles is the same as protecting them against harm or death by requiring that they ride in a car safety seat. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Does Methotrexate Improve Osteoarthritis Pain?Does Methotrexate Improve Osteoarthritis Pain?
Can this disease-modifying antirheumatic drug improve symptoms of osteoarthritis? What does the research find? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

5 Easy Ways to Improve Compliance That Many Doctors Don't Do5 Easy Ways to Improve Compliance That Many Doctors Don't Do
Some patients will stubbornly resist following your instructions no matter what, but many would do a better job if you'd anticipate their problems with compliance and take proactive steps to help. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 11, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Should Antidepressants Ever Be Used in Bipolar Disorder?Should Antidepressants Ever Be Used in Bipolar Disorder?
Dr Fleischhacker discusses recent study findings that underscore important cautions and best practices regarding the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Is Calcium Good or Bad?Is Calcium Good or Bad?
Calcium is a good thing, except when it's not. Dr Lundberg explains. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

What's New in the ADA's Latest Diabetes Guidelines?What's New in the ADA's Latest Diabetes Guidelines?
Dr Anne Peters discusses the changes to the standards of care updated annually by the American Diabetes Association. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

2015 Pediatric Immunization Schedule: Changes You Should Know2015 Pediatric Immunization Schedule: Changes You Should Know
What are the small, but important, changes to the 2015 recommendations for several vaccines that you must know? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Eosinophilic Asthma: Reducing Exacerbations and Steroid UseEosinophilic Asthma: Reducing Exacerbations and Steroid Use
A new treatment may make it possible to reduce exacerbations and taper the use of inhaled corticosteroids in patients with eosinophilic asthma. Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 30, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Turmeric: Does It Have Antiseizure Activity?Turmeric: Does It Have Antiseizure Activity?
What is the effect of this common spice on seizures? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Opioid Medication Prescribing to Women of Reproductive AgeOpioid Medication Prescribing to Women of Reproductive Age
CDC recommends avoiding opioid use in pregnancy, if possible, and limiting the duration and dose if effective pain management requires the use of opioids in pregnant women. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 24, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Commentary Source Type: news

Why Is Influenza So Difficult to Prevent and Treat?Why Is Influenza So Difficult to Prevent and Treat?
Drs Andrew Pavia and Greg Poland answer questions about why this season's flu vaccine was less effective, why the public is resistant to being vaccinated, and how antivirals should really be used. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Constipation: What Works, What Doesn'tConstipation: What Works, What Doesn't
Dr David Johnson reviews the supportive evidence and recommendations for all of the available treatments for chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

FDA Urges Continued Caution for Pain Meds in PregnancyFDA Urges Continued Caution for Pain Meds in Pregnancy
The FDA has reviewed the safety of prescription and over-the-counter pain medicines during pregnancy but has found inadequate information to revise current recommendations. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 10, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Vitamin D Screening in Adults With Cognitive ChangesVitamin D Screening in Adults With Cognitive Changes
Numerous studies have come to varying conclusions about the need to screen for vitamin D deficiency. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Addiction Medicine Policy: First, Do No HarmAddiction Medicine Policy: First, Do No Harm
Dr Lundberg recommends policies that just might diminish the unintended consequences of current tobacco, marijuana, and opioid policy. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 5, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

2014-2015 CDC Influenza Antiviral Recommendations 2014-2015 CDC Influenza Antiviral Recommendations
You've heard about it, but what does 'flu virus drift' mean to vaccination, flu severity, and flu management this season? CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 31, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Is Niacin Done?Is Niacin Done?
The latest research seems to settle any question of a role for niacin in the management of hyperlipidemia. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Strep Throat: Where Does Azithromycin Fit?Strep Throat: Where Does Azithromycin Fit?
Are you overutilizing azithromycin for strep throat? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Perampanel-Induced Rash Noted in Young Epilepsy PatientPerampanel-Induced Rash Noted in Young Epilepsy Patient
Andrew Wilner discusses the first report of severe rash related to the use of perampanel in a child with drug-resistant epilepsy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 17, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Is Metformin Effective for Weight Loss?Is Metformin Effective for Weight Loss?
Is this common antidiabetic agent successful for causing weight loss? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

How Can Rheumatology Save $1 Trillion?How Can Rheumatology Save $1 Trillion?
Dr Stephen Paget discusses the growing role of biosimilar medications in rheumatology. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical MeetingAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASHP 2014. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 9, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Should Everyone Take Metformin?Should Everyone Take Metformin?
Two studies highlight the benefits of metformin in people with diabetes, even raising the question of whether these might extend to nondiabetics. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 5, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antidiabetic Agents: Preconception ConsiderationsAntidiabetic Agents: Preconception Considerations
Should antidiabetic agents be adjusted prior to pregnancy? Read this to find out. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 26, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Targeting Drugs for Rare DiseasesTargeting Drugs for Rare Diseases
Marshall Summar speaks with FDA director of the Office of Orphan Products Development, Gayatri Rao, about progress in diagnostics and therapeutics for rare diseases. FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and TreatmentInfluenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment
Pregnant women might not appreciate the dangers that influenza poses to them and their unborn children. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 24, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccination: Applying the ACIP AlgorithmsPneumococcal Vaccination: Applying the ACIP Algorithms
CDC describes the 'one-two punch' pneumococcal vaccination of older adults. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Commentary Source Type: news

A 'Go-To' Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?A 'Go-To' Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?
Combining basal insulin with a GLP-1 inhibitor not only may produce favorable reductions in A1c values, but may also lower the risk for hypoglycemia and promote weight loss, reports Dr John Buse. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Treating Depression in Primary Care: Are Biomarkers the Key?Treating Depression in Primary Care: Are Biomarkers the Key?
Can a biomarker guide therapy for depression? Dr Vega discusses implications of new research. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Do HIV Antiretrovirals and Oral Contraceptives Interact?Do HIV Antiretrovirals and Oral Contraceptives Interact?
Is the efficacy of oral contraceptives altered by coadministration with HIV antiretrovirals? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Toxicity to AllopurinolRisk Factors for Toxicity to Allopurinol
A study addresses the question: Which patients should not receive allopurinol? Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Is a Drug Causing the Hyponatremia?Is a Drug Causing the Hyponatremia?
What is the reason for the new-onset hyponatremia in this older woman? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Combating Depression With CAMCombating Depression With CAM
What sort of evidence supports CAM therapies, including DHEA, saffron, and light therapy, for treating depression? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Healthcare Professionals: Get a Flu Vaccine or Risk Being a FoolHealthcare Professionals: Get a Flu Vaccine or Risk Being a Fool
Healthcare providers have no excuse to avoid the flu vaccine; they have access to the world's medical knowledge and should be able to rise above superstition and ignorance. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Statins: The Good, the Bad, and the UnknownStatins: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
More than 200 Medscape readers weighed in on the growing doubt among clinicians about the risks and benefits of statins. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Meds in the Mail: What's in That Package?Meds in the Mail: What's in That Package?
What are the characteristics of rogue Internet pharmacies? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

The 2014-2015 Flu Season: Vaccine RecommendationsThe 2014-2015 Flu Season: Vaccine Recommendations
Here is your update for this year's flu season, including a new recommendation for young children. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 7, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine 2014: The New ACIP RecommendationsFlu Vaccine 2014: The New ACIP Recommendations
What are the key points in this year's influenza vaccine recommendations? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Antidiabetes Drugs: Really New and Improved?Antidiabetes Drugs: Really New and Improved?
How will newer agents fit into contemporary management of diabetes? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Saving Dr Brantly: A Race Against TimeSaving Dr Brantly: A Race Against Time
Here is the nail-biting account of one physician trying to save the life of a colleague stricken with Ebola. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 17, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

What Are the Effects of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy?What Are the Effects of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy?
Does marijuana use during pregnancy have consequences on the developing fetus? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

11 Tips for Better Opioid Prescribing11 Tips for Better Opioid Prescribing
Two pain experts offer guidance on appropriate use of opioid analgesics. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Quiz: Which Foods Affect Diabetes?Quiz: Which Foods Affect Diabetes?
Test your knowledge of the nutritional influences in diabetes. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Statins and Diabetes: Studies Offer New InsightsStatins and Diabetes: Studies Offer New Insights
Should statins be prescribed for diabetes patients to lower their cardiovascular risks? A review of the latest research provides some guidance. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Mortality: Should Clinical Practice Change?Vitamin D and Mortality: Should Clinical Practice Change?
Do two thirds of your patients need more vitamin D? Find out from Dr. Cedric Garland as he examines the relationship between vitamin D levels and mortality risk. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news