Research results indicated that while intracranial hemorrhage is frequently observed in patients with brain metastases, treatment with low molecular weight heparin does not increase the risk.
As clinical specialists, these pharmacists are in the best position to monitor psychiatric patients, who often have other medical issues and are receiving additional drug therapies.
The combination product is indicated to treat either complicated intra-abdominal infections, where it is used in combination with metronidazole, or complicated urinary tract infections in patients with few or no other treatment options.
As specialty meds pour out of the pipeline, pharmacists knowledgeable in disease states and side effects stand ready to manage administration and patient monitoring.
FDA approved sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto, Novartis), an angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI), a first-in-class drug for heart failure. It is indicated for patients whose condition is classified NYHA class II-IV, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization.
Patients enrolled in public health exchange plans have a harder time with medication adherence than those in traditional health plans, a recent Express Scripts report found.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) issued a warning in June to stop using dosing cups for liquid medicine that are embossed with scales for drams, ounces, teaspoon, and tablespoon measures. These measurement scales can be easily confused with the milliliter dosing scales.
One quarter of patients prescribed opioid painkillers for the first time progress to long-term use of these medications, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic.
FDA's revamped REMS website enables users to find what they need and download it more easily.
A targeted intervention at an urban Veterans Affairs Medical Center helped to improve the prescribing practices for elderly veterans discharged from the emergency department