Improper dosing of chemotherapy in IV bags recently caused a problem among a group of patients in Canada, so the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is cautioning healthcare practitioners about chemotherapy dosing.
The U.S. healthcare system, broken even before the Affordable Care Act, needs a team-based care approach that’s more focused on patients, as well as an increased political effort to advance healthcare, according to researchers speaking at a JAMA media briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on November 12.
Use of both AACE and ADA/EASD guidelines can benefit physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners.
Despite growing consumer education, children and teenagers are increasingly abusing prescription drugs. Two manufacturers have recently launched products designed to keep Rx drugs secure in the home.
Mandatory mail-order programs are hampering medication adherence, said Marie Smith, PharmD, during a recent roundtable on medication adherence.
Walmart has launched its own ReliOn brand diabetes products.
As the drug-shortage crisis continues, pharmacists look for ways to stem the tide. In health systems, the most powerful solution results from collaboration across departments.
Kent Hospital, in Warwick, R.I., is stepping up its staff's awareness of safe injection practices.
Several drugstore chains are taking part in a pilot project with the CDC to provide HIV testing.
That the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act bodes well for the generic drug market, which is already growing by leaps and bounds annually. Industry consultants expect ACA implementation to notably benefit retail pharmacists, PBMs, and drug wholesalers.