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Buprenorphine Transdermal Patch: An Overview for Use in Chronic Pain 10/16/2014

This agent may be an alternative for patients with pain severe enough to require around-the-clock, long-term opioid therapy when other options are inadequate.
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Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 10/16/2014

Through screening for early detection of cognitive impairment and dementia, patients have a better chance of managing their diabetes at home with provider assistance.


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New Changes in Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling 10/16/2014

The proposed rule will replace existing regulations and provide detailed, current information for patients and their providers.


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New Drug Review 2014 10/16/2014

This article reviews five new drugs (umeclidinium and vilanterol, vortioxetine, dapagliflozin, luliconazole, sofosbuvir) that were approved by the FDA in the past year.
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Review of Selected NMEs 2014 10/16/2014

Five new molecular entities (riociguat, ibrutinib, obinutuzumab, coagulation factor XIII A-subunit [recombinant], collagenase clostridium histolyticum) that were recently approved by the FDA are discussed.
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Contribution to Breast Cancer Prevention for Women: A Challenge for Pharmacists 9/17/2014

New guidelines recommend chemoprevention (tamoxifen or raloxifene) for high-risk patients.


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Gender Differences in Pharmacokinetics 9/17/2014

Women are underrepresented and gender-specific analysis is uncommon in most clinical trials.


Heart Disease in Women: Different Than in Men? 9/17/2014

It has been suggested that physicians may be misdiagnosing women more often because their symptoms may differ from those experienced by men.
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Managing Gestational Diabetes: The Clinical Pharmacist’s Role in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Model 9/17/2014

In this innovative practice model, pharmacists collaborate with women's health providers to educate patients.
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Vasectomy: Anesthesia and Postoperative Pain Control 9/17/2014

Surgical techniques are directed at decreasing pain, discomfort, and complications.

Acute Management of Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 8/20/2014

Managing fluid and electrolytes, anemia, and mineral metabolism is key to optimizing therapy.

Androgen Therapy in Women 8/20/2014

There are no testosterone pills, patches, or gels currently approved by the FDA for treating sexual dysfunction in women.

Drug-Induced Urinary Incontinence 8/20/2014

A number of medications have been proposed as possible causes of drug-induced urinary incontinence, including alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.

Infection in Kidney Transplantation 8/20/2014

Approximately 20% of hospital readmissions in the first year posttransplant are due to infectious complications.


Opioid Dosing in Renal and Hepatic Impairment 8/20/2014

These comorbid conditions can complicate the treatment of pain with opioid analgesics.


Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus 8/20/2014

Enterococcus species are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and the second most common nosocomial bloodstream pathogen in the United States.

Catching Your Breath: Managing COPD Exacerbations 7/17/2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory disease of the lung characterized by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.

Deep Venous Thrombosis: The “Economy Class Syndrome” 7/17/2014

DVT should be treated using anticoagulant and possibly thrombolytic therapy.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 7/17/2014

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is present in up to 10% of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients upon initial diagnosis.

Influenza: Optimizing Prevention and Treatment Strategies 7/17/2014

Seasonal influenza causes significant respiratory illness, resulting in approximately 25,000 deaths in the United States each year.
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