Attending conferences is a great experience for pharmacists in all aspects of the field. Whether you’re a clinical or research pharmacist looking to learn about the latest innovations or a retail pharmacist who would like to build a better network for job advancement possibilities, there is truly something for everyone. You can find conference opportunities throughout the world, all year round, but here are a few of our top conferences for pharmacists in 2019 in the United States.
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As part of an effort to reduce 30-day readmission rates, some hospitals are working with local skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Several programs like this are operating throughout the country.
The Enhanced Care Program or ECP, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles began in 2011, later adding a pharmacist to the team. This service is now available for patients who are discharged seven SNFs in the area.
The program works by allowing the ECP nurses to coordinate care between the inpatient and SNF settings, working with doctors in both places to follow up on any unresolved patient care issues. Nurses meet with their patients in the hospital, assess them again within 24 hours after being admitted to the nursing facility, and then visit them at the facility at least once a week. [click to continue…]
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Do you have unneeded or expired medications lingering around in your home? This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its National Drug Take-Back Day to collect unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications free and anonymously.
We at RPh on the Go encourage you to take part in this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of unneeded medications such as prescription painkillers and other controlled substance (CS) medications, typically only accepted for disposal with the presence of law enforcement.
More than 4.1 million pounds of unwanted medication have safely been disposed of in previous DEA Take-Back Days in more than 6,000 drop-off locations across the U.S. Check out DEA’s collection site locator, now available online here.
Please contact RPh on the Go Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance Steve Sidell if you have any questions about the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 847.588.7499.
In late June, MannKind Corp. announced the FDA approved their product, an inhaled form of insulin, known as Afrezza. [click to continue…]
Shingles vaccination rates among older adults have risen from 2008-2011, but a recent study has shown that the overall rate of vaccination against shingles is still relatively low overall. The shingles vaccine has been in circulation since its approval in 2006, and is recommended for all adults aged 60 and over to help prevent shingles. The FDA has recently updated the recommended age for the vaccine to ages 50-59. Studies have shown that only 6.7% of adults had received the herpes zoster vaccine since 2008. [click to continue…]
PTSD currently affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, and it can be a life threatening illness which greatly hampers quality of life. Pharmacies can help to raise awareness of the causes, treatments, and symptoms of PTSD during the month of June. Getting involved with a PTSD awareness campaign such as the Wounded Warrior Project or your community’s local VA is another way to increase literature available to customers who may feel uncomfortable asking their pharmacist if they are experiencing PTSD symptoms. [click to continue…]