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Ketamine Based Anti-Depressant Being Considered by FDA

by pharmacy on September 14, 2016

anti depressantSuicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States across most age groups. This highlights the seriousness of depression and the need for a greater number of options for treatment. A ketamine-based alternative has undergoing Phase 2 clinical trials and the results are promising. [click to continue…]

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sanofi-quadracel-vaccine-childrenIn late March, Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and the FDA announced a newly licensed vaccination safe for use in children ages four to six. This combination vaccine will complete the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccination series, as well as provide an inactivated poliovirus vaccination series. [click to continue…]

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pharmacist-national-governors-associationThe National Governors Association (NGA) recently released a report to encourage states that are looking to increase their primary care capacity to change legislation to allow pharmacists from doing work they are qualified to do. The report identifies several barriers including “restrictive laws and regulations governing collaborative practice agreements,” a “lack of provider recognition in federal and state law governing compensation of pharmacist to provide direct patient care services,” and “limitations on pharmacists ability to access health information systems.” [click to continue…]

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Medicine Recall: Gabapentin 300-mg Capsules

by pharmacy on January 21, 2015

pillsPharmacies with NorthStar Rx 300-mg gabapentin capsule from lot GESB14011-A may notice that some of the boxes are empty. Even bottles that contain medicine may have empty capsules in them. The U.S. based subsidiary Aurobindo Pharma USA announced a voluntary recall in late November. The company says bottles in the lot entered the U.S. market in March 2014. Gabapentin is used to treat both epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia, the management of pain after shingles. [click to continue…]

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

by pharmacy on July 2, 2014

Eye-Care-TipsEvery year, more than 1 million people suffer from an eye injury, and many of those injuries could have been prevented with the use of appropriate protective eye wear. When dealing with a patient who has experienced an eye injury, it is important to look for signs of more serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. If a patient comes to your pharmacy asking questions about the best course of action, it is your job to educate them. [click to continue…]

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The Role of the Pharmacy in Autism Treatment

by pharmacy on July 3, 2013

autism treatment Autism is a condition that is becoming more prevalent in youth, and often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in adolescents and adults. Finding proper treatment can be stressful, and early intervention is crucial to helping those with autism navigate life and learn social skills while getting the resources they need to succeed in life. While there is still a vast amount of research which needs to be done on autism, medical advances have lead to a breakthrough which shows how autism affects the pathways of the brain. Using diffusion tensor imaging, images were rendered of subjects who showed a marked difference in the formation of pathways that controlled social skills, self awareness, and more. Compared to their peers, the brain pathway development of those with autism showed a marked difference when viewed against the neurotypical participants in the research. [click to continue…]

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