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Show You Know
SHOW YOU KNOW is a fun and interactive multiple choice quiz. Each module is written by experts to be timely, quick, and comprehensive. Answers, explanations, and case studies are included to keep you as informed as possible. Make sure you complete the quiz to obtain more information on each subject…
Feb 15, 2018 Basic page
Focus On COPD
This resource is designed to support pharmacists who provide care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It provides an overview of treatment options, strategies to reduce hospital readmissions, approaches to engage patients with COPD in their care, a review of inhaler…
Dec 08, 2017 Basic page
APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education Webinar Series
  Learn all about the latest top issues and priorities that affect the pharmacy community! APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education is a series of 1-hour, live webinars, presented every month as a member-exclusive benefit, that focus on pertinent public health issues to keep pharmacists…
May 17, 2016 Basic page
Mandatory PDMP checks may not be beneficial for surgical patients
Maria G. Tanzi, PharmD, contributing writer
New data published in JAMA Surgery show that mandating surgeons perform a PDMP query for every postoperative opioid prescription did not decrease the proportion of patients who were given a prescription or the mean number of tablets/capsules prescribed. “PDMP use has been shown by others to…
Oct 22, 2018 Article
Co-Management of Heart Failure and Diabetes
Oct 22, 2018 Live Activity
Opioid makers ask counties for proof of harm
Wall Street Journal (10/18/18) Randazzo, Sara
Purdue Pharma has asked counties suing the drug manufacturer for allegedly causing the opioid epidemic to offer specific details to back up their claims. The counties suing opioid makers say pointing to exact overdose deaths or excessive prescriptions is not necessary to prove their case that the…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Effects of n-3 fatty acid supplements in diabetes mellitus
New England Journal of Medicine (10/18/18) Vol. 379, No. 16, P. 1540 Bowman, Louise; Mafham, Marion; Wallendszus, Karl; et al.
As part of the ASCEND clinical trial, researchers compared cardiovascular outcomes over a mean 7.4 years in diabetic patients randomized to take or not take n-3 fatty acids. None of the 15,480 participants were known to have preexisting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The primary endpoint,…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Effects of aspirin for primary prevention in persons with diabetes mellitus
New England Journal of Medicine (10/18/18) Vol. 379, No. 16, P. 1529 Bowman, Louise; Mafham, Marion; Wallendszus, Karl; et al.
Addressing the cardiovascular (CV) risks linked to diabetes while avoiding additional harms continues to be a balancing act, according to researchers involved in the ASCEND clinical study, who point to the dilemma with aspirin therapy. Working with a sample population of 15,480 adults with diabetes…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
FDA panel delivers mixed views for two new opioids
Medscape (10/15/18) Anderson, Pauline
Two new opioid drug candidates went before an FDA committee last week, with one getting a nod from the panel and the other falling just shy of approval. The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee declined to recommend oliceridine, an opioid injection for management of moderate to…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
International 'safe abortions' service can now ship to women in U.S.
The Hill (10/18/18) Anapol, Avery
Women on Web, a group that has long provided medication to help women induce abortions at home in countries where abortion is outlawed is now shipping to the United States. The group operates an online service to ship misoprostol and mifepristone tablets to pregnant people worldwide. Taken together…
Oct 18, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition