Pharmacy Tech Brings U.S. Guidelines Overseas
Pharmacy Tech Brings U.S. Guidelines OverseasAir Force SSgt Mary Johnson was named the 2017 PTCB CPhT of the Year for her work.
Opinion: Mail-order pharmacy market to grow significantlyShifting patient demographics will create an ideal scenario for the online/mail-order pharmacy market in the next five to ten years.
Proposed Medicare Part B rule would cut payments for some drugsNew analysis finds proposed Medicare payment changes for physician-administered drugs would reduce reimbursement for those that cost more than $480 per day in 2016. Seven of the 10 drugs that constitute the largest reduction in reimbursement are used to treat cancer.
PDMP programs: 11 states to watchSome experts argue that prescription drug monitoring programs can be a game changer when it comes to curbing prescription abuse and misuse. Here are 11 states that stand out for their PDMPs (or lack thereof).
Prescription drug spending surges amid market forces
Prescription drug spending surges amid market forcesFactors include rising costs of brand medications, increased specialty therapy use
Mail-order pharmacy improves stroke survivor adherenceNew research suggests that mail-order pharmacies may help stroke survivors take their meds.
FDA's Sentinel Initiative identifies drug safety problemsThe FDA's Sentinel Initiative uses big data and broad networks to detect and respond to risks associated with prescription drugs. In the June 4th Health Affairs' Health Policy Brief, the FDA describes how the Sentinel Initiative improves on the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database.
3 Steps Doctors should take when prescribing antibitiocs (VIDEO)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses three steps MD's should take before ordering antibiotics, featuring speaker Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director for the CDC.
EHRs found to reduce prescribing problems in patients with diabetesPrimary care physicians often complain that the benefits of using electronic health record (EHR) systems are outweighed by the costs of implementing the technology and meeting government meaningful use (MU) standards. But a new study suggests that in at least one area—reducing adverse drug events—EHRs are having an impact.
New weapons combat opioid addictionThe number of deaths from prescription pain relievers dropped 5% in 2012, and new tools are helping in the fight against opioid abuse.