Publication: Formulary Journal

First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Telephonic MTM can benefit lower risk Medicare patients after hospital discharge

Low-risk Medicare patients entering home healthcare and receiving a telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) consultation by a pharmacist were 3 times less likely to be hospitalized within the next 2 months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

National, state data show ongoing efforts needed help fight healthcare-associated infections

Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, but more work is needed to improve patient safety, according to 2 reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The first ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

ACC: Bivalirudin associated with reductions in cardiac death, major bleeding in STEMI patients undergoing PCI

Prof. StegCompared to a combination of heparin and a glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor, use of bivalirudin (Angiomax) is associated with significant absolute reductions in risk for cardiac death and major non-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) bleeding, ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

ACC: Evolocumab may help reduce LDL cholesterol levels

Results of 5 phase 3 studies evaluating evolocumab (AMG 145), an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits PCSK9, a protein that reduces the liver’s ability to remove low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), or “bad” cholesterol, ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

CDC: Flu vaccine reduced kid’s risk of ICU flu admission by three-fourths

Influenza vaccination reduced children’s risk of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission for flu by three-fourths during 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published online March ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

New study shows warfarin weekly self-testers achieve better control with management by exception protocol

Gary LiskaIn a study recently published in Nursing 2014 , atrial fibrillation patients on warfarin therapy who self-tested their coagulation (via international normalized ratio [INR]) and were remanaged by their clinicians using a “Management by Exception” ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

ACC: New findings presented on dabigatran antidote

Idarucizumab (Fab, Boehringer Ingelheim ), an investigational humanized antibody fragment being studied as a specific antidote for dabigatran (Pradaxa), reversed dabigatran anticoagulation, even in the presence of elevated dabigatran levels and life-threatening ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of Rx drug coverage linked to financial decline in breast cancer survivors

Dr JagsiLack of substantial prescription drug coverage was found to be associated with financial decline in breast cancer survivors, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .In a survey study of breast cancer survivors led by ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

6 key tips to help alleviate drug shortages

Long-term strategies to address drug shortages have been developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and other healthcare groups. Their ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on rise among US children

Dr LoganInfections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in US children, according to study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society . While still rare, the bacteria are increasingly found ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Study supports long-acting bupivacaine for postsurgical pain after joint replacement

Dr EmersonLocal infiltration with long-acting liposome bupivacaine (Exparel) as part of a non-narcotic multimodal pain management regimen for joint replacement surgeries, meaningfully improves patient and hospital economic outcomes, according to new data ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tiotropium for asthma: Appears to be effective adjunct in phase 3 studies

Phase 3 clinical trial data demonstrate tiotropium’s potential benefit as an add-on treatment for asthma patients.At the 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting recently in San Diego, Boehringer Ingelheim presented ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 18 2014]

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...patients requiring home healthcare are dealing with multiple chronic conditions and taking multiple medications," he said in a press release. "When we say ‘low-risk’ patients in this context, we are talking about the least sick of a very sick group of patients. I'm not sure why they benefited so much from this intervention while the other groups did not. One theory is that they are better able to receive and retain guidance from a pharmacist over the phone and perhaps face-to-face medication therapy management would better help the higher-risk patients."

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National, state data show ongoing efforts neede... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 11 2014]
Telephonic MTM can benefit lower risk Medicare ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 11 2014]
ACC: Evolocumab may help reduce LDL cholesterol... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
ACC: Bivalirudin associated with reductions in ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
New study shows warfarin weekly self-testers ac... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
CDC: Flu vaccine reduced kid’s risk of ICU flu ... [Published Formulary Journal - Apr 03 2014]
ACC: New findings presented on dabigatran antidote [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 31 2014]
Lack of Rx drug coverage linked to financial de... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 31 2014]
6 key tips to help alleviate drug shortages [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 28 2014]
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on rise among US ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 24 2014]
Study supports long-acting bupivacaine for post... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 24 2014]
Tiotropium for asthma: Appears to be effective ... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 18 2014]
More US adults relying on ADHD meds [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 14 2014]
Medication therapy management program slashes m... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 12 2014]
E-cigarette use tied to smoking in teens [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 12 2014]
Doribax label changed because of increased deat... [Published Formulary Journal - Mar 12 2014]
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