News you can use: health & drug safety updates

2015

  • May 29, 2015
    The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider the pharmaceutical industry’s challenge to an Alameda County, CA, law that requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to cover the cost of disposing of consumers' unused medications.
  • May 29, 2015
    The SHARE Approach workshop is a 1-day, accredited train-the-trainer program developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The workshop focuses on how to use patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) resources and materials in a process of shared decision making to help patients make the best possible health care decisions. The workshop is based on a five-step approach to shared decision making, called the SHARE Approach. The SHARE Approach Essenial Steps of Shared Decision Making Step 1: Seek your patient’s participation.
  • May 22, 2015
    The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe. Click here for the 2015 Men’s Health Month toolkit.
  • May 21, 2015
    NewsUSA Experts say communication is key when dealing with prescription medicine. Research has shown that a gap in communication between health care providers (HCPs) and patients about the potential risks of prescription medicines can result in adverse drug events. Increasing communication about prescriptions can help ensure that patients avoid such events, improve adherence to their medicine regimen(s) and live healthier lives. The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) launched a campaign earlier this year called
  • May 21, 2015
    NewsUSA Experts say communication is key when dealing with prescription medicine. Research has shown that a gap in communication between health care providers (HCPs) and patients about the potential risks of prescription medicines can result in adverse drug events. Increasing communication about prescriptions can help ensure that patients avoid such events, improve adherence to their medicine regimen(s) and live healthier lives. The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) launched a campaign earlier this year called
  • May 20, 2015
    Prescription drug expenses for adults totaled $267 billion nationwide in 2012. Of the leading classes of outpatient prescription drugs based on total expenses that year, metabolic drugs (used for conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and weight control) were purchased by nearly one in four adults age 18 and older at an average of $104 per prescription. Meanwhile, cardiovascular drugs (used for conditions such as heart disease, blood clots and other circulatory disorders) were purchased by seven in 10 Medicare patients age 65 and older at an average of $28 per prescription.
  • May 13, 2015
    It can be a stressful time for new parents - facing the responsibility of caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. Snyder, M.D., F.A.A.P., a pediatrician with FDA’s Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health. These visits can continue at intervals throughout childhood and adolescence. But if you’re between appointments and think your child is sick, or just have questions, contact your health care provider to confirm what
  • May 8, 2015
    The Baltimore Sun Op-Ed By Dr. G. Caleb Alexander co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and Elizabeth Keyes, RPh chief operating officer of the American Pharmacists Association and NCPIE Board Chair Both authors are advisors to Talk Before You Take, a national educational campaign from NCPIE and the FDA designed to encourage increased communications between healthcare providers and patients about their prescription medicines.
  • May 8, 2015
    The Baltimore Sun Op-Ed By Dr. G. Caleb Alexander co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and Elizabeth Keyes, RPh chief operating officer of the American Pharmacists Association and NCPIE Board Chair Both authors are advisors to Talk Before You Take, a national educational campaign from NCPIE and the FDA designed to encourage increased communications between healthcare providers and patients about their prescription medicines.
  • May 1, 2015

    APhA Pharmacy Today

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