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Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- A new review, published in the Jan. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, addresses best practices for the evaluation and management of reported penicillin allergies
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Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track -- a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say
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Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The introduction of emergency department- or community-based pharmacists with an expanded scope of practice may cut emergency department overcrowding, according to a study recently published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
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Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day, experts say
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Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Long work hours (≥60 hours/week) are associated with poor glycemic control in young Japanese men with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- It's a common belief that rising drug prices are due to the high cost of cutting-edge medications, with manufacturers charging a bundle to make back development expenses for their new products
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Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Prescribed opioids are associated with an increased risk for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring hospitalization among persons with and without HIV, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine
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Snacking for Diet Success

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Restrictive diets are hard to stick with, especially when you must eliminate most of your favorite foods
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More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- More than two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid, with increases in overdose deaths from all opioids and synthetic opioids seen from 2016 to 2017, according to research published in the Dec. 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That's the way of eating in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and has been associated with many health benefits, from a sharper mind to a healthier heart
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Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- From 2005 to 2017, there was a substantial increase in telemedicine use, although use was still uncommon in 2017, according to a research letter published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association
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Today's More Potent Pot Means Higher Odds for Dependence: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Pot's increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users' lives, a new study argues
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'Easy Way Out'? Stigma May Keep Many From Weight Loss Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- For many obese people, weight loss surgery can be a new lease on life, but too few who qualify for the procedure opt for it
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Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs
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Drug Overdose Mortality Rates Highest in United States

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- In 2015, the United States had higher drug overdose mortality rates than those of many other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries, according to a research letter published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine
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