drug interactions

How Good Are We?When presented with prescriptions that would cause serious interaction problems, what percent of pharmacists would notice the problem?
Prevent polypharmacy problemsPolypharmacy presents real problems—especially for older adults.
Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the Grapefruit
Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the GrapefruitDo your patients know about the interactions between common foods and drugs? We take a look at what you need to know.
Senator, NABP Call for Better Detection of Drug Interaction After Chicago InvestigationSenator Durbin and NABP call for new pharmacy safety policies in aftermath of Chicogo Tribune investigation.
Report: Pharmacists dispensing dangerous drug combosWalgreens, CVS Health and other drug chains promised to improve procedures after a Chicago Tribune investigation found that pharmacists at several retail chains filled prescriptions with dangerous drug combinations.
Americans at risk for alcohol-drug interactionsHealthcare providers need to help patients understand how alcohol can interact with their medications, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health and published in the February 2015 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
[BLOG]: Medications are the new battlefield and pharmacists are the best “recon” agentsMedication-related problems (MRPs) can be a significant patient safety risk, particularly in hospitalized patients. One method used to minimize this safety concern is through medication reconciliation, or the process of documentation of a patient’s outpatient medication list at the time of hospital admission. Medication reconciliation can be performed by any trained health care professional (i.e. nurses, pharmacy technicians, physicians, etc.), however improved patient safety outcomes have been demonstrated when pharmacists perform this process.
4 drug resource apps that aid patient careThese four apps can change the way you treat and connect with your patients.
Researchers explore drug combinations that reduce adverse effectsNew research points the way to safer drug combinations.
Up-to-date drug information often doesn't reach point of careThe key to minimizing drug-related medical mishaps is getting current, accurate information to the point of care precisely when it’s needed, according to an expert who spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.