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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448783/effectiveness-of-a-clinical-pharmacist-medication-therapy-management-program-in-discontinuation-of-drugs-to-avoid-in-the-elderly
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Nicole Caffiero, Thomas Delate, Mercy D Ehizuelen, Kris Vogel
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence of fall risk associated with some drugs to avoid in the elderly (DAEs), many aged patients continue to receive them. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a clinical pharmacist medication therapy management program (MTM) on discontinuation of prescribed DAEs. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted at an integrated health care delivery system. Kaiser Permanente Colorado beneficiaries aged ≥65 years who were MTM-eligible and targeted for a DAE dispensing between 01/01/2015 and 09/30/2015 were included in the observation group...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448781/assessment-of-clinical-pharmacy-interventions-to-reduce-outpatient-use-of-high-risk-medications-in-the-elderly
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Sarah C Weddle, A Shaun Rowe, Julie W Jeter, Rachel C Renwick, Shaunta' M Chamberlin, Andrea S Franks
BACKGROUND: Use of high-risk medications in the elderly (HRME) and drug-disease (Rx-DIS) interactions in the elderly, as defined by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Measures, are significantly associated with mortality, hospital admission, and need for emergency care. No published studies to date evaluate interventions to reduce the use of HEDIS-defined HRME, although many studies have postulated a beneficial effect of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pharmacist interventions on use of HRME and Rx-DIS interactions in the outpatient elderly population...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435984/patterns-predictors-and-persistence-of-chronic-sedative-use-a-population-based-observational-study-of-older-adults-in-british-columbia-canada
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Steven G Morgan, Deirdre Weymann
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like sedatives (zopiclone, zolpidem and zaleplon) are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia but are contraindicated for chronic use. We sought to study the persistence, over multiple years, of chronic use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like sedatives among community-dwelling adults in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of linked health data for adults aged 50 to 69 in 2004 who resided in British Columbia, Canada, between 2004 and 2013...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419108/changes-in-prices-sales-consumer-spending-and-beverage-consumption-one-year-after-a-tax-on-sugar-sweetened-beverages-in-berkeley-california-us-a-before-and-after-study
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Lynn D Silver, Shu Wen Ng, Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Marta Induni, Donna R Miles, Jennifer M Poti, Barry M Popkin
BACKGROUND: Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) meant to improve health and raise revenue are being adopted, yet evaluation is scarce. This study examines the association of the first penny per ounce SSB excise tax in the United States, in Berkeley, California, with beverage prices, sales, store revenue/consumer spending, and usual beverage intake. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Methods included comparison of pre-taxation (before 1 January 2015) and first-year post-taxation (1 March 2015-29 February 2016) measures of (1) beverage prices at 26 Berkeley stores; (2) point-of-sale scanner data on 15...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408171/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-residency-in-an-independent-pharmacy-in-rural-mississippi
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Meagan Brown, Laurie Fleming, Mary Jean Sewell, Leigh Ann Ross
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) community pharmacy residency program on clinical pharmacy service implementation and enhancement in a rural Mississippi community. SETTING: An independent rural community pharmacy in Canton, MS. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION AND INNOVATION: Delivery of clinical pharmacy services provided by PGY1 community residents 1 day a week to an underserved population during an 18-month period...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405061/emergency-department-discharge-prescription-errors-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Kelly A Murray, April Belanger, Lauren T Devine, Aaron Lane, Michelle E Condren
This study described discharge prescription medication errors written for emergency department patients. This study used content analysis in a cross-sectional design to systematically categorize prescription errors found in a report of 1000 discharge prescriptions submitted in the electronic medical record in February 2015. Two pharmacy team members reviewed the discharge prescription list for errors. Open-ended data were coded by an additional rater for agreement on coding categories. Coding was based upon majority rule...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400254/community-pharmacist-delivered-medicare-annual-wellness-visits-within-a-family-medicine-practice
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Taylor A Evans, Patricia H Fabel, Bryan Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: To identify the steps to implement a community pharmacist into a family medicine practice to deliver Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs). SETTING: Medicine Mart Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated pharmacy that has served the West Columbia, South Carolina, area for over 30 years. The services offered by the pharmacy have expanded over the past 3 years through the addition of a community pharmacy resident. PRACTICE INNOVATION: A stepwise approach was developed for a community pharmacist to identify, market, and establish an AWV service through a collaborative practice agreement with a local family medicine practice...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398706/can-we-rely-on-pharmacy-claims-databases-to-ascertain-maternal-use-of-medications-during-pregnancy
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Jin-Ping Zhao, Odile Sheehy, Jessica Gorgui, Anick Bérard
BACKGROUND: Administrative databases are increasingly used to measure drug exposure in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology. We aimed to estimate the concordance between records of prescriptions filled in pharmacies and self-reported drug use during pregnancy. METHODS: Data on self-reported medication use were collected at each trimester of pregnancy among a sub-sample from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Antidepressants in Pregnancy Cohort. Women were eligible if they were Quebec resident and provided their pharmacist's contact information...
April 3, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392252/disparities-in-tobacco-marketing-and-product-availability-at-the-point-of-sale-results-of-a-national-study
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Kurt M Ribisl, Heather D'Angelo, Ashley L Feld, Nina C Schleicher, Shelley Golden, Douglas A Luke, Lisa Henriksen
OBJECTIVE: Neighborhood socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities exist in the amount and type of tobacco marketing at retail, but most studies are limited to a single city or state, and few have examined flavored little cigars. Our purpose is to describe tobacco product availability, marketing, and promotions in a national sample of retail stores and to examine associations with neighborhood characteristics. METHODS: At a national sample of 2230 tobacco retailers in the contiguous US, we collected in-person store audit data on: Availability of products (e...
April 6, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389451/adverse-impact-of-pharmacy-resident-stress-during-training
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Janet A Silvester, Sheri Cosme, Timothy P Brigham
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April 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383097/prevalence-of-self-medication-among-university-students-in-baghdad-a-cross-sectional-study-from-iraq
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Rawa J K Al-Ameri, Husham J Abd Al-Badri, Riyadh K Lafta
The objective of this study is to find out the prevalence and determinants of self-medication among college students in Baghdad, Iraq. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Al-Mustansiriyah and Al-Nahrain universities, Baghdad, from January to April 2015. A multistage random sampling technique was adopted to collect data from 1435 college students using a questionnaire form. The mean age of the joining students was 19.8 years. Females form 53% of the sample. Self-medications use was prevalent among 92.4% of students...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378619/analysis-of-pgy-1-pharmacy-resident-candidate-letters-of-recommendation-at-an-academically-affiliated-residency-program
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Milena M McLaughlin, Dalila Masic, Jacob P Gettig
BACKGROUND: Letters of recommendation (LORs) are a critical component for differentiating among similarly qualified pharmacy residency candidates. These letters contain information that is difficult to ascertain from curricula vitae and pharmacy school transcripts. LOR writers may use any words or phrases appropriate for each candidate as there is no set framework for LORs. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize descriptive themes in postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency candidates' LORs and to examine which themes of PGY-1 pharmacy residency candidates' LORs are predictive of an interview invitation at an academically affiliated residency program...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377378/evaluation-of-racial-and-socioeconomic-disparities-in-medication-pricing-and-pharmacy-access-and-services
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Marie A Chisholm-Burns, Christina A Spivey, Justin Gatwood, Adam Wiss, Kenneth Hohmeier, Steven R Erickson
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine if disparities in drug pricing, pharmacy services, and community pharmacy access exist in a Tennessee county with a predominantly minority population are reported. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of community pharmacies in Shelby County, a jurisdiction with a total population more than 60% composed of racial and ethnic minority groups, was conducted. Data collection included "out-of-pocket" (i.e., cash purchase) prices for generic levothyroxine, methylphenidate, and hydrocodone-acetaminophen; pharmacy hours of operation; availability of selected pharmacy services; and ZIP code-level data on demographics and crime risk...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372491/community-pharmacy-based-inducement-programs-are-associated-with-better-medication-adherence-a-cohort-study
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Scot H Simpson, Mu Lin, Dean T Eurich
BACKGROUND: Inducement programs can promote customer loyalty; however, the clinical effects of these programs are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships among inducement program use, medication adherence, and health outcomes. METHODS: Alberta residents with ≥ 1 physician visit for diabetes or hypertension between April 2008 and March 2014 were eligible for this study and included if they were new statin users and alive at least 455 days after the first statin dispensation...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349615/development-and-perceived-effects-of-an-educational-programme-on-quality-and-safety-in-medication-handling-in-residential-facilities
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Anna Mygind, Mira El-Souri, Charlotte Rossing, Linda Aagaard Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: To develop and test an educational programme on quality and safety in medication handling for staff in residential facilities for the disabled. METHODS: The continuing pharmacy education instructional design model was used to develop the programme with 22 learning objectives on disease and medicines, quality and safety, communication and coordination. The programme was a flexible, modular seven + two days' course addressing quality and safety in medication handling, disease and medicines, and medication supervision and reconciliation...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329388/healthcare-claims-data-an-underutilized-tool-for-pediatric-outpatient-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Joshua R Watson, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Sean Gleeson, Kelly Kelleher, Preeti Jaggi
Background: Healthcare claims are under-utilized to identify factors associated with high outpatient antibiotic use. Methods: We evaluated ambulatory encounter claims of Medicaid-insured children in 34 Ohio counties in 2014. 1) Rates of total antibiotic and azithromycin prescriptions dispensed were determined by county of patient residence. 2) Standardized treatment rates by county were estimated for uncomplicated upper respiratory tract encounters (acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, presumed viral infection) after adjusting for patient age and encounter provider type...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324090/association-between-direct-to-consumer-advertising-and-testosterone-testing-and-initiation-in-the-united-states-2009-2013
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J Bradley Layton, Yoonsang Kim, G Caleb Alexander, Sherry L Emery
Importance: Testosterone initiation increased substantially in the United States from 2000 to 2013, especially among men without clear indications. Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) also increased during this time. Objective: To investigate associations between televised DTCA and testosterone testing and initiation in the United States. Design, Setting, and Population: Ecologic study conducted in designated market areas (DMAs) in the United States...
March 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321138/student-preparation-for-pgy1-residency-training-by-us-colleges-of-pharmacy-survey-of-the-residency-program-director-perspective
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Alyssa B Mutz, Jacob Beyer, Whitney L Dickson, Irina Gutman, Filiz Yucebay, Marcie Lepkowsky, Juliana Chan, Kristen Carter, Christopher L Shaffer, Patrick D Fuller
Purpose: To evaluate current residents' level of preparation by US colleges of pharmacy for postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency training from the perspective of residency program directors (RPDs). Methods: RPDs were asked in an electronic survey questionnaire to rate PGY1 pharmacy residents' abilities in 4 domains: communication, clinical knowledge, interpersonal/time-management skills, and professionalism/leadership. Results: One hundred ninety-seven RPDs of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited PGY1 programs completed the survey...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289304/blended-simulation-progress-testing-for-assessment-of-practice-readiness
#19
Neal Benedict, Pamela Smithburger, Amy Calabrese Donihi, Philip Empey, Lawrence Kobulinsky, Amy Seybert, Thomas Waters, Scott Drab, John Lutz, Deborah Farkas, Susan Meyer
Objective. To design an assessment of practice readiness using blended-simulation progress testing. Design. A five-station, blended simulation assessment was developed to evaluate patient care outcomes in first- and third-year pharmacy (P1 and P3) students, as well as first-year postgraduate (PGY1) pharmacy residents. This assessment of practice readiness included knowledge and performance evaluations administered as a progress test. Assessment. Eighteen PGY1 residents, 108 P3 students, and 106 P1 students completed the assessment...
February 25, 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274988/incorporation-of-lean-methodology-into-pharmacy-residency-programs
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Natalie John, Holly Snider, Lisa Edgerton, Laurie Whalin
PURPOSE: The implementation of lean methodology into pharmacy residency programs at a community teaching hospital is described. SUMMARY: New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a community teaching hospital in southeastern North Carolina, fully adopted a lean culture in 2010. Given the success of lean strategies organizationally, this methodology was used to assist with the evaluation and development of its pharmacy residency programs in 2014. Lean tools and activities have also been incorporated into residency requirements and rotation learning activities...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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