Memory Screening at Rite-Aid: More Harm Than Good?Memory Screening at Rite-Aid: More Harm Than Good?
Rite-Aid has announced it will offer quick neurologic testing to consumers to detect early signs of Alzheimer disease. Bioethicist Art Caplan says the testing may cause more problems than it solves. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

The Debut of Vedolizumab for Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseThe Debut of Vedolizumab for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. David Johnson discusses the newly approved drug for both ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease that more closely targets gut inflammation, and may be a boon for patients. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Can We Stop Overprescribing Antibiotics? Readers Speak OutCan We Stop Overprescribing Antibiotics? Readers Speak Out
Clinician reactions to the Medscape reader poll on antibiotic prescribing have been swift and vehement. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 17, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Muscle Aches and Statins: Case ChallengeMuscle Aches and Statins: Case Challenge
How would you manage this patient with coronary artery disease and complaints of myalgia with numerous statins? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Prescribing Sedatives and Anxiolytics: Take Care!Prescribing Sedatives and Anxiolytics: Take Care!
Prescribers need to be aware of the safety risks associated with these drugs and the new lower recommended doses for some. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Commentary Source Type: news

Conflicting Views of Top Court's Contraception Decision Cloud Other CasesConflicting Views of Top Court's Contraception Decision Cloud Other Cases
If the justices thought they were creating a clear path for others to follow, they were wrong. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 9, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can CAM Therapies Relieve GERD Symptoms?Can CAM Therapies Relieve GERD Symptoms?
A patient wants to find a nonpharmacologic therapy to relieve her symptoms of GERD. Can you recommend anything? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

FAQ: High Court's Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive MandateFAQ: High Court's Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate
The court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's mandate that employer health plans cover certain types of contraception at no cost to the employee. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Estrogen and Parkinson's: What's the Connection?Estrogen and Parkinson's: What's the Connection?
A recent study looks at the possible protective effect of estrogen on Parkinson disease. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Tdap in Pregnancy: OK for Mother and Baby?Tdap in Pregnancy: OK for Mother and Baby?
The newborn is vulnerable to pertussis in the first 2 months of life before the childhood vaccine series begins. Is it safe to administer Tdap to pregnant women? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Be Too Much Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Be Too Much
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may cause hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia in some postmenopausal women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 23, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The Challenges of Implementing HIV Preexposure ProphylaxisThe Challenges of Implementing HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis
Dr. Paul Sax considers the challenges facing physicians charged with implementing the CDC's recent guidelines on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 18, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Shire to Test Its ADHD Drug in 4- to 5-Year-Olds in U.S.Shire to Test Its ADHD Drug in 4- to 5-Year-Olds in U.S.
Shire Plc has agreed to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration request to study its stimulant Vyvanse in preschool children as concern rises over the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

One in Four Children With Leukemia Don't Take Maintenance MedsOne in Four Children With Leukemia Don't Take Maintenance Meds
About a quarter of children in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) miss maintenance doses of 6-mercaptopurine (6MP), putting them at increased risk for relapse. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASCO® 2014: Aiming at Cancer’s Achilles HeelASCO® 2014: Aiming at Cancer’s Achilles Heel
Four leading oncologists discuss the top studies from ASCO 2014 and how immunotherapy is reshaping cancer care and practice. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Antidepressant-Related Weight Gain: Not All Agents EqualAntidepressant-Related Weight Gain: Not All Agents Equal
Data for a 12-month period show modest differences in the amount of weight patients taking common antidepressant medications are likely to gain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Cancer Chief Says 'Escalating' Drug Prices Can't ContinueFDA Cancer Chief Says 'Escalating' Drug Prices Can't Continue
By law, Dr. Richard Pazdur, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's cancer drug czar, is not allowed to consider the cost of treatments his agency reviews, only whether they are safe and effective. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 4, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug Diversion in Healthcare SettingsDrug Diversion in Healthcare Settings
The problem of drug diversion in healthcare has caused large infectious disease outbreaks, among other harms to patients and staff. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

An Option for Migraine Prevention?An Option for Migraine Prevention?
Although not yet approved for migraine, candesartan is promising in a placebo-controlled comparison trial. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 2, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Why Does Hypokalemia Happen With Amphotericin B?Why Does Hypokalemia Happen With Amphotericin B?
Why does hypokalemia occur in patients receiving amphotericin B, and how can it be managed? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations: Prevention and Treatment of AnthraxUpdated Recommendations: Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax
Would you recognize anthrax if you saw it? Did you know there are 4 types of anthrax? This brief update will refresh your memory about this potentially deadly infection. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Using Drugs to Prevent HIV Infection: Who, What, and When?Using Drugs to Prevent HIV Infection: Who, What, and When?
Dr. Myron Cohen considers some of the key challenges facing clinicians in determining which patients might benefit from preexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection. Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 23, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Safety of Treating IBD During PregnancyThe Safety of Treating IBD During Pregnancy
Women of childbearing age who have IBD have many concerns about reproductive ability and safety. Can recent studies offer any reassurance? Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Pharmacist Vaccinators: Issues and Liability RisksPharmacist Vaccinators: Issues and Liability Risks
What do physicians think of pharmacist vaccination services, and should pharmacists be concerned about liability risks? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

A Multiple Sclerosis UpdateA Multiple Sclerosis Update
Dr. Andrew Wilner and a roundtable of experts discuss the latest research about MS reported at this year's meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Roundtable Source Type: news

When Do Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Need Statins?When Do Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Need Statins?
What do guidelines say about statin use in patients with type 1 diabetes? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Kidney Injury and Statins? New Analysis Disputes LinkKidney Injury and Statins? New Analysis Disputes Link
A new meta-analysis focused only on randomized clinical trials found no signal of increased adverse renal events with high-potency statins, something a larger observational study reported last year. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Updates HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis GuidelinesCDC Updates HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Guidelines
The CDC has outlined 4 groups that should receive PrEP and emphasizes the importance of adherence to medication and routine HIV testing. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Top 100 Most Prescribed, Top Selling DrugsTop 100 Most Prescribed, Top Selling Drugs
The thyroid drug levothyroxine continues to be the most prescribed drug in the United States, and the antipsychotic aripiprazole continues to have the most sales, new data indicate. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Guidelines on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral NeuropathyNew Guidelines on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Medscape talks to Dr. Dawn Hershman about new ASCO guidelines on the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Expert Interview Source Type: news

New Questions for Pharmacists in the Health Care SystemNew Questions for Pharmacists in the Health Care System
Is the pharmacy profession addressing current and future challenges of patient care and medical team partnership? American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers Beat ACE Inhibitors in Dialysis PatientsBeta-Blockers Beat ACE Inhibitors in Dialysis Patients
Dr. George Bakris talks with Dr. Rajiv Agarwal about new research comparing the effectiveness of beta-blockers vs ACE inhibitors at controlling blood pressure in patients on dialysis. Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Mortality Declines in Massachusetts After Health ReformMortality Declines in Massachusetts After Health Reform
Mortality in Massachusetts declined by nearly 3% in the wake of healthcare reform that took effect in 2006. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Do We Need to Measure Drug Levels of NOACs?Do We Need to Measure Drug Levels of NOACs?
Dr. Goldhaber interviews Dr. Ruff on data from RE-LY showing that stroke and bleeding outcomes correlate with dabigatran plasma concentrations. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Contraindications to Oral Anticoagulation in Atrial FibrillationContraindications to Oral Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation
What factors are associated with oral anticoagulant contraindications & how do they influence prescribing practices? American Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 5, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drilling Down on the Cholesterol Treatment GuidelinesDrilling Down on the Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines
The Mayo Clinic outlines its approach to the new cholesterol guidelines. Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 1, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Roundtable Source Type: news

Penicillin Allergy: A Mountain or a Molehill?Penicillin Allergy: A Mountain or a Molehill?
Almost 1 in 10 patients self-report an allergy to penicillin. How often is it really an issue? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 30, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Azithromycin Do's and Don'tsAzithromycin Do's and Don'ts
Treatment guidelines increasingly recommend that azithromycin not be used to treat many common infections. Are you prescribing it correctly? Test yourself with this case challenge. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 29, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

New AAN Review of Medical Marijuana in Neurologic DiseaseNew AAN Review of Medical Marijuana in Neurologic Disease
A comprehensive review of the evidence supporting use of medical marijuana in neurologic diseases finds a role for some symptoms of MS, but not enough evidence to take a position with other conditions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 29, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Testosterone and CV Risk? No Quick AnswersTestosterone and CV Risk? No Quick Answers
Another prestigious entity--this time the Lancet--is wading into the debate over the cardiovascular risks of testosterone prescriptions in older men, warning against leaning too heavily on observational studies. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Supplement Risks? Dr. Chodak RespondsSupplement Risks? Dr. Chodak Responds
Dr. Gerald Chodak discusses questions and concerns raised in his earlier commentary about potential risks associated with dietary supplements. Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Drug-Induced Neurologic ConditionsDrug-Induced Neurologic Conditions
Drug adverse effects can cause neurologic disorders such as delirium and seizures. Do you know how to spot patients at risk? U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins and Diabetes: Should We Be Worried?Statins and Diabetes: Should We Be Worried?
What are the clinical implications of a study finding an increase in new-onset diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance using statins? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

The Future of Pharmacy Jobs -- Will It Be Feast or Famine?The Future of Pharmacy Jobs -- Will It Be Feast or Famine?
In this interview, Dan Brown, PharmD, reflects on how booming pharmacy school graduation rates and healthcare reform may contribute to a rather questionable employment outlook for pharmacists overall. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Expert Interview Source Type: news

Pharmacist-Led Interventions to Reduce Unplanned AdmissionsPharmacist-Led Interventions to Reduce Unplanned Admissions
This review examined the impact of interventions led by pharmacists on reducing unplanned hospital admissions in the elderly. Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

To Vaccinate or Not: Calming Worried ParentsTo Vaccinate or Not: Calming Worried Parents
Dr. Paul Offit discusses the consequences of nonvaccination and offers practical suggestions for responding to parents who choose to not vaccinate their children. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Pediatric CAP: Narrow- or Broad-Spectrum?Antibiotics for Pediatric CAP: Narrow- or Broad-Spectrum?
These findings support national consensus recommendations for the empiric treatment of children hospitalized with CAP. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 10, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Multivitamins: Time to Just Say No?Multivitamins: Time to Just Say No?
Is there enough evidence to answer questions about the use of multivitamins in healthy adults? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Pharmacists Well Placed to Educate About Dietary SupplementsPharmacists Well Placed to Educate About Dietary Supplements
Pharmacists can educate people about widely used dietary supplements that could be harmful, especially when used in the presence of certain chronic health conditions. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

One in 3 Patients Fail to Fill Initial Prescriptions‏ One in 3 Patients Fail to Fill Initial Prescriptions‏
Nearly one third of all initial drug prescriptions were not filled within 9 months, with nonadherence highest for expensive drugs and chronic preventive therapies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news