Azithromycin Eye Drops for Purulent Bacterial Conjunctivitis in ChildrenAzithromycin Eye Drops for Purulent Bacterial Conjunctivitis in Children
Azithromycin 1.5% eye drops twice daily appears to clear purulent bacterial conjunctivitis in children faster than tobramycin 0.3% every two hours. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2014 Annual Meeting and ExpositionAmerican Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from APhA 2014. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 31, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

New AF Guideline Includes Four Key ChangesNew AF Guideline Includes Four Key Changes
The new AF guideline by the AHA, ACC and HRS discusses a more precise stroke-risk calculator and when to use aspirin, novel oral anticoagulants, and catheter ablation. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 28, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

'Alternative' Cures for Hot Flashes: Worthwhile, or a Waste?'Alternative' Cures for Hot Flashes: Worthwhile, or a Waste?
Many women seek nondrug relief of menopausal vasomotor symptoms, but they may not mention these attempts to their healthcare providers, unless you ask. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Efforts Ongoing to Combat IV Nitroglycerin ShortageEfforts Ongoing to Combat IV Nitroglycerin Shortage
The FDA and the manufacturer anticipate increased supplies 'in the coming weeks.' Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Do Clinicians Base CAM Recommendations on Efficacy Evidence?Do Clinicians Base CAM Recommendations on Efficacy Evidence?
How much is healthcare providers' self-use and recommendation of CAM based on evidence of efficacy? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Do Patients on Anticoagulants Also Need Acid-Suppressants?Do Patients on Anticoagulants Also Need Acid-Suppressants?
Does use of low-dose aspirin or dual-antiplatelet therapy necessitate use of gastroprotection? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Ask the Expert Source Type: news

FDA Panels: Primatene HFA Inhaler Not Recommended for AsthmaFDA Panels: Primatene HFA Inhaler Not Recommended for Asthma
Panel members took some issue with over-the-counter availability as a replacement for appropriate medical care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 26, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Adult Immunization RetakeAdult Immunization Retake
Could the big reveal of vaccine-related information early this year be the 'shot in the arm' we need to make progress toward Healthy People immunization goals? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Can HIPAA Information Be Given to Law Enforcement Officials?Can HIPAA Information Be Given to Law Enforcement Officials?
What do you do if a police officer requests patient prescription records? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Aspirin and OAC in AF: BewareAspirin and OAC in AF: Beware
Dr. Sam Goldhaber urges caution against prescribing aspirin in patients on oral anticoagulation, based on data from the ORBIT-AF registry. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Opposition Growing Against Azithromycin for InfectionsOpposition Growing Against Azithromycin for Infections
To help stem the rising tide of antibiotic resistance, some physicians are calling for a reduction in if not the outright elimination of the macrolide. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Feb 14 News: Cangrelor, Naproxen, CV Imaging, and MoreFeb 14 News: Cangrelor, Naproxen, CV Imaging, and More
Hear a review of the top stories for the week ending Feb 14 theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

Adverse Events Reported With Medisca's L-CitrullineAdverse Events Reported With Medisca's L-Citrulline
The FDA has alerted healthcare providers to adverse event reports associated with potentially subpotent L-citrulline that was repackaged and distributed by Medisca Inc. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Pharmacists Increasingly Take on Clinical RolesPharmacists Increasingly Take on Clinical Roles
Jill Freedman felt like her heart was jumping out of her chest. She knew her blood pressure was too high and feared having a heart attack or a stroke. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

How Is Uremic Pruritus Treated?How Is Uremic Pruritus Treated?
What is the latest on managing this frequent complication of renal failure? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Nephrology Ask the Expert Source Type: news

The Pharmacist Will Screen You NowThe Pharmacist Will Screen You Now
The CLIA waiver could be a means of screening patients for acute and chronic diseases right in the pharmacy, at any time of day or night. Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 5, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Article Source Type: news

Maintenance for Opioid Addiction: What's the Right Duration?Maintenance for Opioid Addiction: What's the Right Duration?
Why do some patients receive methadone or buprenorphine maintenance for years...and years? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 3, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Psychiatry Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Top 100 Selling Drugs of 2013Top 100 Selling Drugs of 2013
Medications for low thyroid function and elevated cholesterol top the list of most prescribed drugs in 2013. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Novel Anticoagulants vs Warfarin: Latest AnalysesNovel Anticoagulants vs Warfarin: Latest Analyses
For patients with atrial fibrillation, 4 novel anticoagulants appear to be slightly more effective and safer than warfarin for preventing ischemic stroke. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 30, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Hypertension Guidelines: Clear as MudHypertension Guidelines: Clear as Mud
Dr. Bilazarian gives his take on JNC 8 and the implications for the practicing physician when professional societies disagree on guidelines. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 30, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

Putting the 'T'rouble in Testosterone Therapy? Putting the 'T'rouble in Testosterone Therapy?
A new study finds higher risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality associated with the treatment of 'low T.' Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 30, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Considers Loosening Naproxen's CV WarningFDA Considers Loosening Naproxen's CV Warning
The FDA says the data "suggest that naproxen is not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular thrombotic events" and recommends changing the label to reflect this lower risk. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 29, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical Care a Financial Hardship for 1 in 4 US Families Medical Care a Financial Hardship for 1 in 4 US Families
The burden gets even higher for US families with children up to age 17 years, new data suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 28, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Aspirin: Big Benefits for Some CRC PatientsAdjuvant Aspirin: Big Benefits for Some CRC Patients
Dr. David Kerr reports on a study providing more evidence that patients with PIK3CA-mutant colorectal cancer benefit most from adjuvant aspirin therapy, but awaits prospective trials for confirmation. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Preventing MI: The Latest Data on Influenza VaccinePreventing MI: The Latest Data on Influenza Vaccine
Recent data add to the growing body of evidence concluding that influenza vaccine is cardioprotective. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 23, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Drug Approvals: Quality of Evidence Varies WidelyFDA Drug Approvals: Quality of Evidence Varies Widely
The quality of clinical trial evidence the US Food and Drug Administration uses for approvals varies widely. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis After Exposure to PertussisAntimicrobial Prophylaxis After Exposure to Pertussis
Who should receive postexposure antimicrobial prophylaxis for pertussis? CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Patients Noncompliant?Why Are So Many Patients Noncompliant?
Up to 75% of adults don't take their medications as intended, a problem that is now among the most pressing in healthcare. The reasons why are often surprising -- and surprisingly complex. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 17, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

MDIs in Kids With Asthma: Are They Used Correctly?MDIs in Kids With Asthma: Are They Used Correctly?
Metered-dose inhalers are the best way to deliver medication to children with asthma -- but only if they are used correctly. A sobering new study suggests that they are not. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

Prophylactic Probiotics Reduce Infantile Colic and Reflux Prophylactic Probiotics Reduce Infantile Colic and Reflux
A large randomized controlled trial has shown benefits of probiotic treatment in an unselected general population of neonates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nausea and Vomiting: What CAM Options Are Viable?Nausea and Vomiting: What CAM Options Are Viable?
Potential nondrug approaches to treating 2 types of nausea and vomiting -- morning sickness and motion sickness -- are reviewed. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 15, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Drug Compounding, Tracking Bill Signed Into U.S. LawDrug Compounding, Tracking Bill Signed Into U.S. Law
President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that gives U.S. health regulators greater oversight of bulk pharmaceutical compounding and strengthens their ability to track drugs through the distribution pipeline. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 2, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

9 Things Chronic Pain Specialists Want Hospitalists to Know9 Things Chronic Pain Specialists Want Hospitalists to Know
Read these useful pearls regarding opioid use and abuse, as well as tips regarding general pain management, from an expert team of chronic pain specialists. The Hospitalist (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 26, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Removing Trans Fats From Foods: The FDA's ViewRemoving Trans Fats From Foods: The FDA's View
The FDA has recently proposed eliminating artificial trans fats from all foods. What are the implications? FDA on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 25, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

A New Once-Daily Epilepsy PillA New Once-Daily Epilepsy Pill
For now, this new drug is intended for use as adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizures. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 25, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Should All Antiepileptic Drugs Be Given With Folic Acid?Should All Antiepileptic Drugs Be Given With Folic Acid?
Do all patients need folic acid supplementation when taking antiepileptic drugs? Or only women of childbearing age? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 22, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

How Do New Statin Guidelines Affect Diabetes Care?How Do New Statin Guidelines Affect Diabetes Care?
Although the new guidelines make LDL targets unnecessary, Dr. Anne Peters believes they still may have a place in treating patients with diabetes. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 21, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Why Physicians Hesitate to Recommend Medical MarijuanaWhy Physicians Hesitate to Recommend Medical Marijuana
A survey of family physicians pinpoints the reason for reticence in recommending medical marijuana to patients. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 19, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: An Antibiotic Class to Avoid?Infective Endocarditis: An Antibiotic Class to Avoid?
This F1000 commentary reports on a study which supports a revised approach to treating infective endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis. Faculty of 1000 (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 17, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Modern Pharmacochemistry Meets Lifestyle ImprovementModern Pharmacochemistry Meets Lifestyle Improvement
What is an optimal mix of all available modalities for reducing cardiovascular risk? Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 29, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Common Oral SoresManagement of Common Oral Sores
Do OTCs really work for cold sore treatment? Read this to find out. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 24, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Beta-blockers in HF Get Bum Rap for Most 'Side Effects,' Says StudyBeta-blockers in HF Get Bum Rap for Most 'Side Effects,' Says Study
Many adverse effects linked to beta-blockers in heart-failure trials, which made their way into the labeling, were shown in a new analysis to have been no more common with the drugs than with placebo. The result is a disaster for some patients, according to researchers. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 12, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vaccine AdministrationVaccine Administration
Do you administer vaccines in the target area of the deltoid? Or are your patients at risk for injury? Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 20, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Fifteen Lots of Piperacillin/Tazobactam RecalledFifteen Lots of Piperacillin/Tazobactam Recalled
The recalled product may show precipitation or crystallization after reconstitution, which may result in adverse events. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 2, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Managing Pain in Older PeopleClinical Practice Guidelines on Managing Pain in Older People
How do the latest clinical practice guidelines suggest treating and managing pain in older adults? Are there any new therapeutic strategies? Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 8, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding vs Other Feeding Methods May Not Affect Maternal SleepBreast-Feeding vs Other Feeding Methods May Not Affect Maternal Sleep
A study shows that breast-feeding mothers do not get less or worse sleep than mothers using formula feeding. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 11, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

ACOG Issues Recommendations for Providers to Support Perinatal Smoking CessationACOG Issues Recommendations for Providers to Support Perinatal Smoking Cessation
Use of the 5A's, healthcare support systems, and pharmacotherapy add to the strategies providers can use to help women stop smoking during pregnancy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 9, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Drop in Child Asthma AttacksSmoke-Free Laws Tied to Drop in Child Asthma Attacks
Introducing laws banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to swift and dramatic falls in the number of children admitted to hospital suffering asthma attacks. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 23, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIVEarly Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV
Two new studies on timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection provide 'compelling' support for starting treatment early, based on evidence that it helps restore CD4 T-cells in peripheral blood. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 16, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news