February 20, 2013
  • Potency of Vitamin D Supplements Vary Greatly
    From Labels

    A recent research letter reported that the potency of vitamin D in OTC supplements varied from 9% to 146% of the amount on the label. So, how should pharmacists advise patients looking to increase their vitamin D levels? Here is what the authors suggest.

  • Survey Looks at Hospital Pharmacy Compounding Practices After Meningitis Outbreak

    Does the source of compounded sterile products need to be disclosed to prescribers? How about patients? Do technicians have enough training to work with sterile compounding? Those are some of the questions in a recent survey of hospital pharmacists in the aftermath of a meningitis outbreak related to contaminated steroid injections from a compounding pharmacy. The answers follow.

  • Diabetes Injectable for Adults Shows Promise in Helping Obese Teens Lose Weight

    A recently published report suggests that glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, approved for adults with type 2 diabetes, also can help obese adolescents with weight loss. Treatment with exenatide caused a 2.7% greater reduction in BMI than placebo. Find out more about the study and why it is considered promising.

  • Review of Pharmacy Changes Brands It “Most Egalitarian” Profession

    The pharmacy profession has undergone significant changes over the last decades with the decline in independent pharmacies and an increase in other work settings for pharmacists. A report by two Harvard University economists discusses the causes and effects of those changes, including how female pharmacists have been affected. Why do the authors consider pharmacy the “most egalitarian” profession?

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