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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334567/review-of-nonformulary-medication-approvals-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Qoua L Her, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, James F Gilmore, John Fanikos, Julie M Fiskio, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to formally review formulary medications at least annually based on new clinical information. Although review of nonformulary medication (NFM) use is not required, frequent and inappropriate use of NFMs has the potential to increase hospital costs, negatively affect quality of care, and increase medication errors. Limited resources may restrict an institution's ability to review NFM use in addition to the required annual formulary review...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334561/determining-current-insulin-pen-use-practices-and-errors-in-the-inpatient-setting
#2
Katelyn E Brown, John B Hertig
BACKGROUND: The use of insulin pens in the inpatient setting has continued to be a controversial decision. Insulin pens provide several advantages, but given significant reports of medication errors, several organizations have issued alerts to caution users about safety concerns. A survey was conducted to assess the prevalence of insulin pen use and current utilization trends in the inpatient setting. METHODS: The 31-question guided-logic survey was developed based on review of primary literature regarding insulin pen utilization and evaluated by a panel of medication safety experts from a variety of health care settings...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328643/implementation-of-an-evidence-based-content-validated-standardized-ostomy-algorithm-tool-in-home-care-a-quality-improvement-project
#3
Kimberly Bare, Jerri Drain, Monica Timko-Progar, Bobbie Stallings, Kimberly Smith, Naomi Ward, Sandra Wright
Many nurses have limited experience with ostomy management. We sought to provide a standardized approach to ostomy education and management to support nurses in early identification of stomal and peristomal complications, pouching problems, and provide standardized solutions for managing ostomy care in general while improving utilization of formulary products. This article describes development and testing of an ostomy algorithm tool.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321142/irinotecan-liposome-injection
#4
Danial E Baker, Terri L Levien
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 are available online to subscribers...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319617/biosimilars-in-psoriasis-the-future-or-not
#5
Roselyn Kellen, Gary Goldenberg
As patents for the biologic agents reach their expiration dates, dermatologists must prepare for the coming of biosimilars. These agents have been deemed "highly similar" to their reference products in a process outlined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2016, the FDA approved 3 biosimilars for various indications including plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, biosimilars are not the same as small-molecule generics because they have a complex manufacturing process that makes it impossible to produce identical products to their reference products...
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316208/-the-compilation-characteristic-and-value-of-kun-ming-fang-mu-catalogue-of-formulary-in-kunming
#6
Z Q Yang
Kun ming fang mu (Catalogue of Formulary in Kunming) collected and compiled by the Kunming Medicinal Materials Industry Association in 1939, was first seen in the archives of the Republic of China. All the collected Chinese proprietary medicines were tested by the Yunnan Health Laboratory Office as qualified, and served as a standard for manufacturing products at drugstores of traditional Chinese medicine in Kunming in Republic of China. The book was divided into 14 categories with a total of 82 kinds of proprietary medicines, including their name, composition and quantity...
January 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303388/the-impact-of-antibiotic-stewardship-programs-in-combating-quinolone-resistance-a-systematic-review-and-recommendations-for-more-efficient-interventions
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REVIEW
Vasiliki Pitiriga, Georgia Vrioni, George Saroglou, Athanasios Tsakris
Quinolones are among the most commonly prescribed antibiotics worldwide. A clear relationship has been demonstrated between excessive quinolone use and the steady increase in the incidence of quinolone-resistant bacterial pathogens, both in hospital and community sites. In addition, exposure to quinolones has been associated with colonization and infection with healthcare-associated pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients. Therefore, the management of quinolone prescribing in hospitals through antibiotic stewardship programs is considered crucial...
March 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301618/dermatologists-collaborating-with-payers-to-optimize-coverage-policies
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David A Amato, William N Malatestinic, Matthew C Palmgren, Steven R Feldman
Dermatologists are frustrated by payer constraints that limit their ability to optimize patient treatment. They can benefit from understanding the payer formulary process and places in that process where they can exert influence. <p>Collaboration between dermatologists and payers could improve access to medication not only for individual patients, but for the entire dermatologic patient population.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(3):228-232.</em></p>.
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294027/future-proof-powers
#9
Matt Griffiths
The community nurse formulary for v100 and v150 prescribers is being reviewed by Cardiff University and the British National Formulary (BNF). They are undertaking research into the clinical requirements of district nurses, health visitors and school nurses who prescribe using this formulary, to see what medicines they are prescribing and if any areas for expansion can be identified.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292502/opioid-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-development-of-the-veterans-health-administration-s-national-program
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Elizabeth M Oliva, Melissa L D Christopher, Daina Wells, Mark Bounthavong, Michael Harvey, Julianne Himstreet, Thomas Emmendorfer, Michael Valentino, Mariano Franchi, Francine Goodman, Jodie A Trafton
OBJECTIVES: To prevent opioid-related mortality, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) developed a national Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program. SETTING: VHA's OEND program sought national implementation of OEND across all medical facilities (n = 142). PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: This paper describes VHA's efforts to facilitate nationwide health care system-based OEND implementation, including the critical roles of VHA's national pharmacy services and academic detailing services...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273373/acute-care-management-of-the-hiv-infected-patient-a-report-from-the-hiv-practice-and-research-network-of-the-american-college-of-clinical-pharmacy
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Spencer H Durham, Melissa E Badowski, Michelle D Liedtke, R Chris Rathbun, Patricia Pecora Fulco
OBJECTIVE: HIV-infected patients admitted to the hospital have complex antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens with an increased medication error rate upon admission. This report is intended to provide a resource for clinicians managing HIV-infected patients and ART in the inpatient setting. METHODS: A survey of the authors was conducted to evaluate common issues that arise during an acute hospitalization for HIV-infected patients. After a group consensus, a review of the medical literature was performed to determine the supporting evidence for the following HIV associated hospital queries: admission/discharge orders, antiretroviral hospital formularies, laboratory monitoring, altered hepatic/renal function, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), enteral administration, and therapeutic drug monitoring...
March 8, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265046/expanding-medicines-for-neurologic-disorders-on-the-who-model-list
#12
Kathryn Rimmer, Hiral Shah, Kiran Thakur
The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines is a recommended formulary for high-priority diseases based on public health trends and epidemiology patterns. The biennial publication serves as a guide for countries, particularly low- and lower-middle-income countries, to develop their own national essential medicines list (EML), and many nongovernmental organizations base their medication supplies on the WHO EML. Over the last 40 years, WHO has expanded the EML in response to treatment gaps for infectious diseases, pediatrics, palliative care, and cancer...
March 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260350/morphine-treatment-for-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-huge-dosing-variability-underscores-the-need-for-a-better-clinical-study-design
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Paola Mian, Dick Tibboel, Enno D Wildschut, John N van den Anker, Karel Allegaert
INTRODUCTION: At present, morphine is the most commonly used first-line therapy to treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Unfortunately, there is still lack of evidence and consensus to guide pharmacologic therapy for NAS. In this review, we provide an overview on dosing regimens of morphine currently reported to treat NAS, with the aim to stimulate discussion on the need for a standardized dosing through better study design. METHODS: A search strategy was performed in Pubmed to identify studies that provide a dosing regimen used, or advised by a review or guideline for morphine to treat NAS...
March 3, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257555/antibiotic-treatment-for-clostridium-difficile-associated-diarrhoea-in-adults
#14
REVIEW
Richard L Nelson, Katie J Suda, Charlesnika T Evans
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is recognized as a frequent cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to investigate the efficacy and safety of antibiotic therapy for C. difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD), or C. difficile infection (CDI), being synonymous terms. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Trials Register from inception to 26 January 2017...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250709/perceptions-of-community-dwelling-patients-and-their-physicians-on-oxycontin%C3%A2-discontinuation-and-the-impact-on-chronic-pain-management
#15
Feng Chang, Sara Ibrahim
OxyContin, formerly one of the most commonly prescribed medications for chronic pain in Canada, was discontinued, delisted from the Ontario Drug Formulary, and replaced by a tamper-resistant formulation in 2012. The impact of discontinuing OxyContin on patients formerly prescribed it to treat chronic pain was unreported. Patients with chronic pain aged 45 years and over (n = 13) were recruited from two primary care and one specialty practice sites and interviewed using a semistructured guide to capture their experiences with discontinuing OxyContin, the efficacy of alternate medications, and relationships with physicians...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249013/societal-perspective-on-access-to-publicly-subsidised-medicines-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-3080-adults-in-australia
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Lesley Chim, Glenn Salkeld, Patrick Kelly, Wendy Lipworth, Dyfrig A Hughes, Martin R Stockler
BACKGROUND: Around the world government agencies responsible for the selection and reimbursement of prescribed medicines and other health technologies are considering how best to bring community preferences into their decision making. In particular, community views about the distribution or equity of funding across the population. These official committees and agencies often have access to the best available and latest evidence on clinical effectiveness, safety and cost from large clinical trials and population-based studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243416/developing-a-national-formulary-based-on-a-unified-payment-system-in-iran
#17
Maryam Ahmadi, Morteza Amraei, Mahnaz Samadbeik
INTRODUCTION: The national formulary plays an important role in increasing access to medicine and correct drug information based on national considerations. However, this study aimed to provide a model for development of national formulary based on a unified payment system in Iran. METHODS: This study used a combination of descriptive, comparative, and qualitative methods. It was an applied developmental study in 2016. The data were collected using a form based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) standard model for national formulary...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230457/comparative-effectiveness-of-rapid-acting-insulins-in-adults-with-diabetes
#18
Patrick N Racsa, Yunus Meah, Jeffrey J Ellis, Kimberly R Saverno
BACKGROUND: Although there are a variety of insulin products and new delivery modalities available, the absence of direct clinical and economic comparisons can make treatment planning and formulary decision making difficult. Direct comparisons between insulin aspart and insulin lispro from a large heterogeneous population are not available. OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in clinical outcomes, medication adherence, utilization, and total health care costs between aspart and lispro and vial versus pen modalities for administering these short-acting insulin analogs...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221274/pharmacy-use-in-the-first-year-of-the-veterans-choice-program-a-mixed-methods-evaluation
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Walid F Gellad, Francesca E Cunningham, Chester B Good, Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe, Brandi Bair, KatieLynn Roman, Susan L Zickmund
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) was created to ensure timely access to health care in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Under this program, medications may be ordered by select non-VA clinicians to be dispensed by VA pharmacies, creating new challenges in ensuring medication safety. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmaceutical use during the first year of the VCP and to understand barriers and facilitators for VA pharmacists to dispensing medications under the VCP...
February 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217600/primary-care-hypnotic-and-anxiolytic-prescription-reviewing-prescribing-practice-over-8-years
#20
Lloyd D Hughes, Neil Raitt, Muhammed Awais Riaz, Sarah-Jane Baldwin, Kay Erskine, Gail Graham
INTRODUCTION: Over the last few years, hypnotic and anxiolytic medications have had their clinical efficacy questioned in the context of concerns regarding dependence, tolerance alongside other adverse effects. It remains unclear how these concerns have impacted clinical prescribing practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a study reviewing community-dispensed prescribing data for patients on the East Practice Medical Center list in Arbroath, Scotland, in 2007, 2011 and 2015...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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