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By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
Use of a barcode-assisted medication administration led to a significant increase in overall medication accuracy in most hospital settings, according to the results of a new study.
By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
After an unprecedented drop in medication spending in 2012, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics finds that per capita use and overall spending on medications in the United States increased in 2013.
By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
Patients in the WellTransitions program, in which pharmacists help patients transition from hospital to home, were 46% less likely to experience an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge.
By Daniel Weiss, Senior Editor
A number of speakers at the American Pharmacists Association 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando emphasized the importance of winning provider status for pharmacists.
By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
Patients who self-monitored their international normalized ratio weekly achieved significantly better control than those who did so less frequently, but all home monitoring patients performed well, according to a new study.
By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
A new study finds that 73% of children who developed Clostridium difficile infection were prescribed antibiotics in the 12 weeks prior to diagnosis, and 71% of cases were community-associated.
By Aimee Simone, Assistant Editor
New study finds that use of azithromycin and levofloxacin are associated with significantly increased risk of death and serious arrhythmia, backing up a safety warning issued by the FDA in March 2013.
By Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
Researchers find that full implementation of recently released dyslipidemia management guidelines would help prevent 475,000 additional cardiovascular events.
Physician's Money Digest
Reverse mortgages have been advertised more and more during the recent run-up in home prices, but not every senior is a good candidate for one.
For most Americans, summer is vacation time; however, little else can ruin a trip like getting sick. Often, this is as small as a runny nose and a cough, but sometimes the illnesses travelers pick up can be far more serious.