Articles Of Interest - Binson's Pharmacy

Pharmacists Can Help with Opioid Constipation

About half of physicians who prescribe opioids for long-term use do not take steps to ensure their patients are getting adequate prophylaxis for a common, debilitating side effect of the pain medication—opioid-induced constipation (OIC), a new study suggests. Fortunately, pharmacists in at least one health-system are stepping up to the[…]

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The Pharmacy’s New Role in Providing Healthcare Services

Changes in the pharmacist’s role and in the community pharmacy are impacting healthcare delivery, and these trends will continue to accelerate in this rapidly transitioning environment. Today’s pharmacies are offering expanded healthcare services in the retail setting and are also ideal locations to raise disease awareness and deliver educational information[…]

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Expanding Pharmacists’ Role in Asthma care

The burden of asthma in the United States has continued to increase over recent decades, rising from 20 million people in 2001 (1 in 14) to 26 million in 2011 (1 in 12).1 It also has continued to escalate globally, with an estimated 300 million people around the world affected[…]

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Pharmacists Improve Outcomes for Underserved Diabetes Patients

Interim results from Project IMPACT: Diabetes, an APhA Foundation program, suggest that pharmacists working as part of a multidisciplinary team helped improve a range of outcomes for diabetes patients. Pharmacists working in teams with other health care professionals as part of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes[…]

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Depression in the Elderly: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

Abstract Depression is a disease state that is commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated in patients over the age of 65 years. Elderly patients may differ from younger patients in the presentation of symptoms and in the prevalence of comorbidities. Risk factors for the development of depression are different for elderly patients.[…]

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Community Pharmacists Can Help Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Costs

As published in The Hill.com By B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA Executive Vice President and CEO National Community Pharmacists Association Independent community pharmacists are among the most accessible health care providers in America. And we may be more visible than usual this week as hundreds of local pharmacists visit Capitol[…]

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Community Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Drug-Related Hospitalizations

By Kevin Schweers Community pharmacists can play a vital role in reducing medication-related hospitalizations, NCPA argues in a recent letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) recently urged HHS to establish a new federal task force dedicated[…]

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How to Measure, Monitor, and Maintain Your High Blood Pressure

Knowing and controlling your blood pressure doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why we created a three-step process that’s easy to remember. Whether or not you have high blood pressure, you can measure your blood pressure, monitor for changes, and maintain control. Knowing your numbers should be your first step.[…]

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Many at Risk for Diabetes and Don’t Know It, Study Finds

New research shows that many Americans who are at risk for type 2 diabetes don’t believe they are, and their doctors may not be giving them a clear message about their risk. American Diabetes Association researchers surveyed more than 1,400 people aged 40 and older and more than 600 health[…]

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