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Opportunities to provide medication therapy management (MTM) services continue to grow. As a pharmacist, are you ready to meet the demand? Ensuring continued competency to conduct comprehensive medication reviews and provide o...

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A recent study by Whiting, et al, (JAMA 2015) performed an extensive literature review using 28 databases and provided assessment of the indications, benefits and adverse effects of medical marijuana and cannabinoids. Using a r...

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Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen after a heart attack can increase the risk of death, recurrent heart attack, stroke and bleeding in patients taking antithrombotic medications. A study publi...

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Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a member of a group of new oral anticoagulants which include rivoraxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis) and edoxaban (Savaysa). At the present time, there are no evidence-based guidelines for dental perip...

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Last week, I attended the HL7 working group meeting in Paris. For those who weren’t able to make the trip, below are some highlights of the meeting with respect to clinical decision support (CDS) and related standards. Fa...

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In a review of 12 randomized, placebo-controlled trials, no significant association was found between azithromycin therapy and the risk for death or hospitalization from cardiovascular causes. This report, by authors from the U...

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When an ambulatory medical practice implements an electronic health record (EHR), what do you think happens to (a) practice productivity (measured by the number of patients seen per provider) and (b) practice revenue? If you gu...

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Personalized medicine holds the promise of tailoring treatments to individual patient traits. In addition to traditional characteristics such as age, gender, kidney function and liver function, it’s now becoming possible to tail...

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Recent legislation passed in California mandates as of July 1, 2015, California hospitals must have antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in places that follow federal and professional society guidelines. These hospitals must ...

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