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From 2004 to 2011, the rate of nonmedical-use-related emergency department visits in the U.S. involving both opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines increased from 11.0 to 34.2 per 100,000 population. Also, drug overdose deaths invo...

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All too often, pharmacists receive a prescription without knowing why the patient will be taking the medication. Having the indication included with the script allows the pharmacist to provide more specific counseling informa...

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At the August NACDS Total Store Expo conference in Boston, one key topic that resonated with many of the attendees was understanding how pharmacy could address the current issue of retroactive “DIR” fees that have been impleme...

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Drug dosing errors account for nearly 40% of preventable medical errors in the U.S., and yet healthcare professionals routinely miss valuable dosing warnings from electronic health records (EHRs) due to the glut of irrelevant aler...

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A recent report out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described the results of a study on the rates of outpatient, oral antibiotic prescribing by age and diagnosis. From those numbers, the authors estimated t...

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Happy anniversary! It’s been just over a decade since Medicare Part D began. In that time, we’ve seen some amazing changes in our industry. More patients have access to the medications they need, and the profession...

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Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information’s own RxPert, Dr. Shoba Phansalkar, examines how clinical decision support systems are evolving to help get the right medications to the right patie...

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day is September 13. Follow events and discussions @SepsisAlliance and #sepsis. Sepsis has long been a challenge in health system...

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Morphine equivalent dosing (MED) determines a patient’s cumulative intake of any drugs in the opioid class in an effort to help reduce the likelihood of overdose. The primary side effect of opioid overdose is respiratory depress...

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