With the spread of measles, it is difficult to ignore the important role of retail pharmacists and clinicians in driving immunization, and dispelling common misconceptions surrounding vaccines.
"Change is never easy, but this is the opportunity we have been seeking for more than 2 decades, and it is a chance for us to demonstrate our clinical value.”
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It is a chronic condition that can be characterized by abdominal discomfort with altered bowel pattern for >3 months. IBS is diagnosed clinically because there is no known biomarker associated with the disorder. This makes estimating the prevalence of the disorder a difficult task, as clinicians use a variety of tools to make their diagnoses. However, it is estimated that approximately 10% to 15% of the adult population is affected by the disease. It is more commonly found in women and prevalence of the disorder also decreases with age, as most patients range in age from 15 to 65 years.
The over-the-counter (OTC) status of omeprazole and lansoprazole makes them highly accessible to many patients. Although generally regarded as safe, in the past several years PPIs have been associated with a number of adverse events, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue several labeling updates, including vitamin B (cyanocobalamin) deficiency, acute interstitial nephritis (AIN),4-8 Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), and hypomagnesemia.
More than 48 million Americans become sick from and 3000 die of foodborne illnesses every year. The following tips offer methods for food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
There is an overabundance of information bombarding the masses and circulating via magazines, the Internet, and on social media regarding the latest diet trends and healthy eating plans.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, James S. Beaumariage, RPh, Principal, Beaumariage Consulting, LLC, Nashville, TN, discussed key issues and trends in pharmacy education, and ways to effectively communicate with patients.
The effectiveness of the bowel preparation determines the accuracy of the colonoscopy. Inappropriate bowel preparation leads to a third of incomplete procedures, negatively impacting colon cancer screenings.1,2 The ideal preparation should empty the colon rapidly without causing damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa, or shift fluid-electrolyte balance.1 Other features of an ideal preparation include patient-specific considerations such as product tolerability and cost.
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