October 8, 2014
  • Pharmacist Interaction Key to Having Satisfied
    Pharmacy Customers 

    Interaction with pharmacists plays a critical role in customer satisfaction, no matter the type of pharmacy business or setting. That’s according to the new J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study. What were the benefits when pharmacists spent time counseling customers on medication usage and costs? 

  • Early Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity 

    As if the risks associated with antibiotic resistance weren’t enough, here’s another reason why broad-spectrum antibiotics should be used sparingly in infants and young toddlers. A new study finds that early use of the powerful drugs is linked to a greater risk of obesity by early childhood. Here are the details.

  • CDC Reports Small Increase in Flu Vaccinations
    Last Season

    A new CDC report provides pharmacists information about where flu vaccine campaigns might most be needed. Find out what populations are most underserved and what is recommended to increase flu vaccine rates.

  • Risks Outweigh Benefits If Opioids Prescribed for Some Chronic Conditions 

    Prescribing opioids for chronic conditions such as headaches, low back pain, or fibromyalgia is a losing proposition, according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), which cites the high risk of death, overdose, addiction, or serious side effects. Find out how the AAN advises prescribers on safer use of narcotics.

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