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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448773/letter-prudent-formulary-management-or-underutilization-of-the-novel-p2y12-receptor-inhibitors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-who-received-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#1
Ole Hauch
The author is a former employee of AstraZeneca and owns stock in AstraZeneca. The author reports no conflicts of interest related to the subject of this letter.
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447435/a-clinical-practice-guideline-to-guide-a-system-approach-to-diabetes-care-in-hong-kong
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REVIEW
Ip Tim Lau
The Hospital Authority of Hong Kong is a statutory body that manages all the public medical care institutions in Hong Kong. There are currently around 400,000 diabetic patients under its care at 17 hospitals (providing secondary care for 40%) and 73 General Outpatient Clinics (providing primary care for 60%). The patient population has been growing at 6% to 8% per year over the past 5 years, estimated to include over 95% of all diagnosed patients in Hong Kong. In order to provide equitable and a minimal level of care within resources and local system factors constraints, a Clinical Practice Guideline on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus was drawn in 2013 to guide a system approach to providing diabetes care...
April 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439138/bezlotoxumab
#3
Danial E Baker
Each month, subscribers to The Formulary Monograph Service receive 5 to 6 well-documented monographs on drugs that are newly released or are in late phase 3 trials. The monographs are targeted to Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees. Subscribers also receive monthly 1-page summary monographs on agents that are useful for agendas and pharmacy/nursing in-services. A comprehensive target drug utilization evaluation/medication use evaluation (DUE/MUE) is also provided each month. With a subscription, the monographs are available online to subscribers...
March 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437164/factors-affecting-the-levels-of-heavy-metals-in-juices-processed-with-filter-aids
#4
Zhengfang Wang, Lauren S Jackson, Joseph E Jablonski
This study investigated factors that may contribute to the presence of arsenic and other heavy metals in apple and grape juices processed with filter aids. Different types and grades of filter aids were analyzed for arsenic, lead, and cadmium with inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry. Potential factors affecting the transfer of heavy metals to juices during filtration treatments were evaluated. Effects of washing treatments on removal of heavy metals from filter aids were also determined. Results showed that diatomaceous earth (DE) generally contained a higher level of arsenic than perlite, whereas perlite had a higher lead content than DE...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431157/agreement-between-renal-prescribing-references-and-determination-of-prescribing-appropriateness-in-hospitalised-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Niamh Allen, John O'Regan, Edwina Payne-Danson, Lise Mentre, Dawn Davin, Peter Lavin, Tamasine Grimes
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for adverse drug events. The clinical significance of discordance between renal prescribing references is unknown. Aim: We determined the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in CKD, measured agreement between two prescribing references, and assessed potential for harm consequent to PIP. Design: Single-centre observational study. Methods: A random sample of hospitalised patients with CKD were grouped according to baseline CKD stage (3, 4, or 5)...
April 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412804/-status-and-analysis-of-off-label-drug-use-in-department-of-ophthalmology
#6
F R Han, H Y Zhao, L Li, J W Wang
Objective: To investigate and analyze the status of off-label drug use in department of ophthalmology of Beijing Tongren Hospital. Methods: Cross-sectional study. Prescription evaluation, off-label drug use application and temporary medicine purchase application were collected from January 2013 to March 2015. The off-label use of medication in department of ophthalmology were filtered out and analyzed according to the category of medications, the category of the off-label use of medication and the strength of evidence for the off-label use of medication...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412517/challenges-around-access-to-and-cost-of-life-saving-medications-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-medicare-patients
#7
Stephanie Farnia, Alex Ganetsky, Alicia Silver, Theresa Hwee, Jaime Preussler, Joan Griffin, Nandita Khera
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an expensive, medically complicated and potentially life-threatening therapy for multiple hematologic and non-hematologic disorders with a prolonged trajectory of recovery. Similar to financial issues in other cancer treatments, adverse financial consequences of HCT are emerging as an important issue, and may be associated with poor quality of life (QOL) and increased distress in HCT survivors. Prescription medicine coverage for HCT for Medicare and some Medicaid beneficiaries, especially in the long-term remains suboptimal due to inadequate payer formularies or prohibitive co-pays...
April 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399746/changing-the-drug-rules
#8
Matt Griffiths
As part of its overhaul of education, the Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering allowing newly qualified nurses to prescribe from a limited formulary. When I first heard this, I was concerned. I have pushed for nurse prescribing to be developed over the years, and was fearful of opening the floodgates to many more junior staff becoming prescribers.
April 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395369/antibiotics-prescriptions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-how-to-overcome-everyday-challenges
#9
D Donà, E Mozzo, V Mardegan, U Trafojer, P Lago, S Salvadori, E Baraldi, C Giaquinto
Antimicrobial prescriptions in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) represent a point of concern for the emergence of MDROs and for morbidity associated with prolonged antibiotic exposure (e.g., invasive candidiasis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and late-onset sepsis). Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have shown to be a valuable tool for the prevention of resistance with the goals of optimizing clinical outcomes while decreasing unnecessary prescribing. The most frequent ASP strategies include the correct collection and interpretation of microbiological specimens, prescription of the narrowest-spectrum antibiotic appropriate for a particular case, and de-escalation or discontinuation of therapy in defined situations...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392826/nepa-a-new-fixed-combination-of-netupitant-and-palonosetron-is-a-cost-effective-intervention-for-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-the-uk
#10
REVIEW
Helene Cawston, Francois Bourhis, Jennifer Eriksson, Pierfrancesco Ruffo, Paolo D'Agostino, Marco Turini, Lee Schwartzberg, Alistair McGuire
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of NEPA, an oral fixed combination netupitant (NETU, 300 mg) and palonosetron (PA, 0.5 mg) compared with aprepitant and palonosetron (APPA) or palonosetron (PA) alone, to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients undergoing treatment with highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC or MEC) in the UK. SCOPE: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were undertaken to compare NEPA with currently recommended anti-emetics...
2017: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384980/anti-bacterial-efficacy-of-terminalia-chebula-terminalia-bellirica-embilica-officinalis-and-triphala-on-salivary-streptococcus-mutans-count-a-linear-randomized-cross-over-trial
#11
Smariti Saxena, Nagesh Lakshminarayan, Shanmukha Gudli, Manish Kumar
INTRODUCTION: From the oral health perspective, it is well established that microorganisms have an important role in caries aetiology. From the dawn of civilization, herbal plants have served an array of roles. Triphala a tradtional herbal Ayurvedic formula consists of three native fruits of india including Terminalia Chebula (T. chebula), Terminalia Bellirica (T. bellirica) and Embilica Officinalis (E. officinalis). As per Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI) Triphala is prepared by combining a 1:1:1 mixture of ground dry fruits called myrobalans...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369273/computational-health-economics-for-identification-of-unprofitable-health-care-enrollees
#12
Sherri Rose, Savannah L Bergquist, Timothy J Layton
Health insurers may attempt to design their health plans to attract profitable enrollees while deterring unprofitable ones. Such insurers would not be delivering socially efficient levels of care by providing health plans that maximize societal benefit, but rather intentionally distorting plan benefits to avoid high-cost enrollees, potentially to the detriment of health and efficiency. In this work, we focus on a specific component of health plan design at risk for health insurer distortion in the Health Insurance Marketplaces: the prescription drug formulary...
March 22, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348966/cassia-fistula-a-remedy-from-traditional-persian-medicine-for-treatment-of-cutaneous-lesions-of-pemphigus-vulgaris
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Ladan Dastgheib, Gholamreza Amin, Amir Mohammad Jaladat, Majid Nimrouzi
OBJECTIVE: Pemphigus is a rare autoimmune disease that may be fatal without proper medical intervention. It is a blistering disease that involves both the skin and mucus membranes, in which the most important causes of death comprise superimposed opportunistic infections and complications of long-term high-dose corticosteroid therapy or prolonged consumption of immune suppressant drugs. Skin lesions are the most important sources of infection, and any local treatment decreasing the healing time of lesions and reducing the total dosage of drugs is favorable...
March 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348151/effect-of-a-healthcare-system-respiratory-fluoroquinolone-restriction-program-to-alter-utilization-and-impact-rates-of-c-difficile-infection
#14
Katherine M Shea, Athena L V Hobbs, Theresa C Jaso, Jack D Bissett, Christopher M Cruz, Elizabeth T Douglass, Kevin W Garey
Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotic classes in the United States despite their association with adverse consequences, including Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We sought to evaluate the impact of a healthcare-system antimicrobial stewardship-initiated respiratory fluoroquinolone restriction program on utilization, appropriateness of quinolone-based therapy based on institutional guidelines, and CDI rates. Following implementation, respiratory fluoroquinolone utilization decreased from a monthly mean (SD) of 41...
March 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346197/basics-of-compounding-with-dilutions-and-concentrates
#15
Loyd V Allen
Pharmacists use various sources for obtaining the active pharmaceutical ingredient for compounding medications. In many cases, it is the pure drug (United States Pharmacopeia, National Formulary, or similar grade); in some cases, it can be a commercial dosage form; and, in some cases, it may be a dilution or concentrate. If the drug is not present at full strength, then adjustments may be necessary to obtain the required quantity of drug. Also, in many cases, it is necessary to use a dilution or a concentrate of a drug due to safety and quality reasons...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345444/budgetary-impact-of-cabazitaxel-use-after-docetaxel-treatment-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#16
Kyle Flannery, Ed Drea, Louis Hudspeth, Shelby Corman, Xin Gao, Mei Xue, Raymond Miao
BACKGROUND: With the approval of several new treatments for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), budgetary impact is a concern for health plan decision makers. Budget impact models (BIMs) are becoming a requirement in many countries as part of formulary approval or reimbursement decisions. Cabazitaxel is a second-generation taxane developed to overcome resistance to docetaxel and is approved for the treatment of patients with mCRPC previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340102/impact-of-unrestricted-access-to-pregabalin-on-the-use-of-opioids-and-other-cns-active-medications-a-cross-sectional-time-series-analysis
#17
Herman Kwok, Wayne Khuu, Kimberly Fernandes, Diana Martins, Mina Tadrous, Samantha Singh, David N Juurlink, Tara Gomes
Objective. : Access to pregabalin via Ontario's public drug insurance program was expanded to an unrestricted model on April 1, 2013, from a prior authorization model. This study aims to identify the effect of expanded access on the rate of pregabalin use by publicly insured persons and to assess the characteristics of new patients initiating pregabalin following this expanded access. Methods. : We conducted a cross-sectional time series analysis using the linked health administrative records of residents of Ontario, Canada, with public drug coverage who were dispensed a prescription for pregabalin between April 1, 2006, and December 31, 2014...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339384/evaluation-of-the-most-frequently-prescribed-extemporaneously-compounded-veterinary-medications-at-a-large-independent-community-pharmacy
#18
Adel H Karara, Ryan Hines, Zehra Demir, Bethran Nnorom, Robert Horsey, Geoffrey Twigg
Extemporaneous drug formulation is essential to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to veterinary patients. The need for this is exacerbated by the fact that commercially produced veterinary-specific products, without a human indication, require specialty veterinary manufacturing facilities and a new animal drug application process to gain marketing approval. This study examined the prescription patterns of extemporaneously compounded veterinary preparations in the compounding department at a large independent community pharmacy...
November 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339369/prescription-stability-studies-and-united-states-pharmacopeia-national-formulary-grade-chemicals
#19
EDITORIAL
Loyd V Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337081/a-comprehensive-list-of-items-to-be-included-on-a-pediatric-drug-monograph
#20
Lauren E Kelly, Shinya Ito, David Woods, Anthony J Nunn, Carol Taketomo, Matthijs de Hoog, Martin Offringa
OBJECTIVES: Children require special considerations for drug prescribing. Drug information summarized in a formulary containing drug monographs is essential for safe and effective prescribing. Currently, little is known about the information needs of those who prescribe and administer medicines to children. Our primary objective was to identify a list of important and relevant items to be included in a pediatric drug monograph. METHODS: Following the establishment of an expert steering committee and an environmental scan of adult and pediatric formulary monograph items, 46 participants from 25 countries were invited to complete a 2-round Delphi survey...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
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