Getting the Morning-After Pill Remains a Challenge for Many Teens
Getting the Morning-After Pill Remains a Challenge for Many TeensNew study indicates emergency contraception is not available to all who might need it.
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How often do you prescribe glasses in very young children?The glasses prescribing patterns of a pediatric ophthalmology group differed from the guidelines issued by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for infants less than age 1 year but were similar for children age 1 to 3 years, a study found. The study also demonstrated the efficacy of using electronic medical records for assessing physician decision-making.
Risk of neutropenia prompts new monitoring for antipsychotic drugFDA announced new requirements for the monitoring, prescribing, and dispensing of clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, due to the continued risk of severe neutropenia, which can be life-threatening.
Naloxone dispensing, education for pharmacists available in new guide from CPNPNaloxone is a lifesaving antidote for reversing opioid overdose symptoms and the pharmacist’s role has quickly expanded in managing this population. NALOXONE ACCESS: A Practical Guideline for Pharmacists is designed to educate pharmacists on naloxone use and administration with the goal of providing increased patient access to this life-saving medication for opioid overdose.
Bill would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense abortion medsA New Mexico state legislative committee has added a provision to an antiabortion measure that would allow pharmacists the right to not dispense abortion medication based on personal and religious beliefs.
Finding the right frame styles for childrenMaintaining both parents’ and children’s happiness when choosing pediatric eyewear requires a balancing act, supported by the physician and clinic staff.
InDispensable: M&S Technologies adds stereo testing, Tommy Hilfiger launches True to BlueSantinelli International introduces new deblocking pliers, part of the company’s Visionary line of tools. Designed specifically for Nidek pliable blocks, the pliers feature a cushioned, silicone grip with built-in finger channels on the handle for comfort and ease of use.
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Supercharging your dispensaryFour optometrists who have found success in dispensing—Ann Hoscheit, OD; Allan Barker, OD; Bob Davis, OD; and Dori Carlson, OD—shared their tips for doctor-driven dispensing at Vision Expo East on Saturday.