Risky antibiotic use threatens patientsA new study suggests that patients are willing to use antibiotics without contacting a doctor. Here’s how execs can curb this and avoid antibiotic resistance.
MTM essentials for cold, flu, and sinusitis management
MTM essentials for cold, flu, and sinusitis managementThe goal of this activity is to compare and contrast the common cold, influenza, and sinusitis, and discuss the role of the pharmacist as the medication expert for various treatment options and as a source to triage patients when needed.
MTM essentials for allergic rhinitis management
MTM essentials for allergic rhinitis managementThe goal of this month’s activity is to discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of allergic rhinitis and review nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Pharmacy options for spring allergiesAlternatives for those who sneeze in the spring.
Antibiotics prescribed unnecessarily in kids, more antimicrobial stewardship neededAs many as 11.4 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of Pediatrics, published online Sept. 15.
Antibiotic misuse problematic for adult emergency room patientsAn analysis of emergency department (ED) visits over a 10-year period found that while inappropriate antibiotic use is decreasing in pediatric settings, it continues to remain a problem in adults, according to a study published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Guideline for acute bacterial sinusitis updatedThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children aged 1 to 18 years.