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December 2015, Vol 3, No 12

In this last issue of the year, the Editorial Board and publishers of Inside Patient Care have put together a wide array of practical information that you can use in your everyday practice.
"When interacting with our patients, it is essential to find out ‘what is relevant’ to them and their lives." I recently taught a class of P4 students at a local pharmacy school about prescription reimbursement in our healthcare system. After class, I had lunch with 2 professors, and we discussed the challenges associated with creating a curriculum with all the new information on disease states, mechanisms of drug action, and subatomic particles. It often comes down to a decision about the amount of time spent on basic sciences compared with clinical disease state areas. They indicated that the curriculum committee needs to determine “what is relevant.”
  • Runners Prefer Cheap or MidRange Running Shoes Over Expensive Ones
  • Immunotherapy for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Safe, Long-Lasting
  • Antibiotic Resistance Extensively Misunderstood, WHO Survey Reveals
  • LABA Combination Not Superior to Tiotropium plus ICS in Black Patients with Asthma
  • Number of US Retail Clinics Will Exceed 2800 by 2017
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a pneumococcal bacteria responsible for serious infections, including bacteremia and meningitis. S pneumoniae is also the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, especially community-acquired pneumonia. These infections usually require immediate treatment, and can sometimes lead to hospitalization.
  • Influenza Vaccination of Primary Care Providers Linked to Patients’ Vaccination Status
  • EHR Alerts Significantly Increase Uptake, Completion of HPV Vaccine Series
  • Routine Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccination May Reduce Influenza Infections
Many people are not aware of the vaccines they have received in their lifetime, and/or of the vaccines that are recommended. Vaccines are the best protection available against a number of serious diseases. The following tips are ways to update and upkeep your immunization records.
Pharmacists may see a change in the packaging and labeling of select over-the-counter (OTC) acetaminophen products. Current OTC liquid acetaminophen products on the market do not have standardized concentrations, labeling, or dosing devices.
What does a hypothetical man aged 76 years have to do with raising awareness for flu vaccines among high-risk populations? More than you think.
According to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, specialty pharmaceuticals represent the fastest-growing sector of the pharmaceutical market in the United States, with a projected growth rate of 20% annually. What does this mean for community pharmacies? As specialty drugs continue to evolve, the pharmacist’s role in administering these drugs and caring for the patients who take them will also transform. Community pharmacists have the potential to offer unmatched continuity of care for patients treated with specialty therapies.
  • Toprol Prescription Filled with Nortriptyline
  • Pharmacy Allegedly Failed to Notify Patient of Dangers of Nitrofurantoin
  • Improper Coumadin Order Allegedly Resulted in Inability to Remove Hematoma
  • A Note from the Editor-in-Chief
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