Atozin medication – Atozin Fandel http://atozinfandel.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:08:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://atozinfandel.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-01T191236.650-150x150.jpg Atozin medication – Atozin Fandel http://atozinfandel.com/ 32 32 HealthBeacon develops software platform for cancer drugs – The Irish Times https://atozinfandel.com/healthbeacon-develops-software-platform-for-cancer-drugs-the-irish-times/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 10:27:21 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/healthbeacon-develops-software-platform-for-cancer-drugs-the-irish-times/ Dublin-based medical technology company HealthBeacon has developed a new software platform to help cancer patients take their medications more safely. The ‘Global Patient Safety Platform’ has been developed over the past two years in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry and has recently been approved by regulators in the UK and Ireland. The company, which was […]]]>

Dublin-based medical technology company HealthBeacon has developed a new software platform to help cancer patients take their medications more safely.

The ‘Global Patient Safety Platform’ has been developed over the past two years in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry and has recently been approved by regulators in the UK and Ireland.

The company, which was listed on Euronext Dublin last December, said the product was set to launch in Australia and New Zealand.

The platform is designed to replace a paper-based system to ensure the right people have access to the right medicines and reduce administration costs.

HealthBeacon, which was founded in 2013 and is led by chief executive and co-founder Jim Joyce, said the platform will create a new source of recurring revenue for the group, where pharmaceutical manufacturers pay license to access the system.

This would help them meet their regulatory requirements and ensure access to essential medicines. HealthBeacon expects the technology to support more than 1,000 patients by the end of 2022.

To date, over 800 pharmacies have already adopted the system in Ireland and the UK and 12 pharmaceutical companies have purchased licenses to replace their paper-based system with HealthBeacon’s software.

The first drug to be prescribed on the platform is lenalidomide, used to treat certain cancers.

If lenalidomide is taken during pregnancy, it poses a risk of birth defects. Using a series of electronic checks and balances, HealthBeacon’s platform is designed to ensure that the drug cannot be dispensed until a set of agreed safety protocols has been validated.

Ultimately, according to the group, the platform reduces the potential for human error associated with traditional prescribing methods.

In Ireland, the system is approved by the Health Products Regulatory Authority and has been whitelisted by the Health Service Executive, meaning it can directly contact all pharmacies in the country.

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Ineffective adjuvant option to dextromethorphan for the management of pain associated with medical abortion https://atozinfandel.com/ineffective-adjuvant-option-to-dextromethorphan-for-the-management-of-pain-associated-with-medical-abortion/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:28:01 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/ineffective-adjuvant-option-to-dextromethorphan-for-the-management-of-pain-associated-with-medical-abortion/ According to research results published in Contraception.1 In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, investigators used data from 156 women eligible for medical abortion at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania to evaluate dextromethorphan (DXM) as an option non-narcotic for post-abortion pain management. Investigators randomized 156 women to take either DXM add-on – 60 mg loading dose […]]]>

According to research results published in Contraception.1

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, investigators used data from 156 women eligible for medical abortion at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania to evaluate dextromethorphan (DXM) as an option non-narcotic for post-abortion pain management.

Investigators randomized 156 women to take either DXM add-on – 60 mg loading dose and 2 subsequent 30 mg doses at 2 and 5 hours after misoprostol administration – or placebo combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or opioids for pain. Patients reported pain and satisfaction scores 2, 5, 8, and 24 hours after misoprostol administration via a secure texting app. The study’s primary outcomes were worst pain score and total analgesic use.

Patients could opt for a printed prescription for oxycodone – 10 x 5mg tablets – to be filled at their pharmacy. All patients received routine counseling to take ibuprofen – 600 mg orally every 6 hours as needed and/or acetaminophen to control pain during the medical abortion process and to use secondarily the prescribed opioid as needed.

Results showed no difference in worst pain scores for patients receiving DXM compared to placebo (8.0 vs 7.0 p 0.06), or in milligrams of total ibuprofen use (800 mg versus 610 mg, p = 0.62), acetaminophen (10000 mg vs 1300 mg, p = 0.62), and opioids (10 mg vs 15 mg, p = 0.51). Patients randomized to receive placebo were significantly more likely to be satisfied with their pain control (91% vs 75%, p=0.02).

Patients receiving the placebo were significantly more likely to rate their pain control as good or very good, compared to the DXM group (91% versus 75%, p = 0.02). While patient age was a different factor between the groups (25.8 versus 27.4, p < 0.05), dissatisfaction scores did not differ by patient age after adjustments (95% versus 71%, p = 0.01).

Of the total number of patients, 124 (79%) elected to receive oxycodone prescriptions. Of these, 78 (63%) filled their prescriptions and 6 of 156 (40%) reported taking oxycodone during their medical abortion.

Patients who opted for an opioid prescription but did not have it filled reported lower satisfaction rates in the DXM arm compared to placebo (70% vs. 95% p = 0.03).

The investigators found worse pain scores and significantly less satisfaction in the overall DXM group, in contrast to previous research that found DXM to be beneficial as an add-on option for gynecological surgery.

“Because patients experience severe pain during this process, we should seek to improve the use of ibuprofen, which is effective, and counsel patients on the safe disposal of unused opioids,” the authors concluded. researchers.

Reference

Ferguson GP, ​​Achilles SL, Meyn LA, et al. Dextromethorphan as a new non-opioid adjunctive agent for pain control with medical abortion: a randomized controlled trial. Contraception. Published online November 2022. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2022.10.010

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GN asks residents not to hoard children’s medicine due to shortage https://atozinfandel.com/gn-asks-residents-not-to-hoard-childrens-medicine-due-to-shortage/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:27:00 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/gn-asks-residents-not-to-hoard-childrens-medicine-due-to-shortage/ New November 21, 2022 – 3:27 PM EST Ministry of Health says it has stocks available at local health centers The Department of Health purchased drugs to fill a nationwide shortage of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These drugs are available at community health centers, such as in Naujaat […]]]>


Ministry of Health says it has stocks available at local health centers



The Department of Health purchased drugs to fill a nationwide shortage of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These drugs are available at community health centers, such as in Naujaat at the Repulse Bay health center, pictured here. (Photo by David Venn)

By David Venn
Journalist of the Local Journalism Initiative

The Nunavut government has purchased medications to make up for what it calls a temporary shortage of children’s Tylenol and Advil, and is asking residents not to stockpile these products.

The shortage is due to an “increased level” of respiratory illnesses and increased demand for drugs, according to a statement released Monday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Danarae Sommerville.

The GN’s drug stock is available at community health centers.

Sommerville said parents and caregivers can speak with local healthcare providers to see if a child needs the medication.

Regarding pharmacy supply, the Ministry of Health asks people to buy only the amount of drugs they need, but did not say whether it asked cooperatives and stores in the North to limit the quantity that can be purchased at one time.

The press release warns against administering adult painkillers to children without consulting a doctor.

“There is a serious risk of overdose,” he says.

Parents and caregivers are also cautioned against offering aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) to children as it is associated with a risk of Reye’s syndrome, a serious condition that can damage internal organs, when used to treat viral diseases.

Sommerville also said people shouldn’t use expired drugs.

The shortage of children’s drugs in Nunavut is part of a larger and ongoing shortage across the county.

Sommerville said Health Canada recently received an overseas supply of acetaminophen, the drug in Tylenol, and the GN was working with the federal department to get the drug back on shelves in the territory.


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Drug Pouch Inspection Systems Market: Industry Trends, https://atozinfandel.com/drug-pouch-inspection-systems-market-industry-trends/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:39:00 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/drug-pouch-inspection-systems-market-industry-trends/ Drug Pouch Inspection Systems Market The global drug sachet inspection systems market is expected to enjoy a valuation of US$37 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% to reach a net worth of US$59.3 million by the end of 2029. . Zion Market Research has released a new report […]]]>

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Vending machines dispense life-saving drugs for free https://atozinfandel.com/vending-machines-dispense-life-saving-drugs-for-free/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 14:55:09 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/vending-machines-dispense-life-saving-drugs-for-free/ PICTURES | RACHEL CRUMPLER A naloxone vending machine located in the lobby of the Forsyth County Detention Center. The machine contains 150 two-dose kits of naloxone nasal spray. Amanda Clark knows word is spreading that there is a way to stop an overdose […]]]>






PICTURES | RACHEL CRUMPLER
A naloxone vending machine located in the lobby of the Forsyth County Detention Center. The machine contains 150 two-dose kits of naloxone nasal spray.


Amanda Clark knows word is spreading that there is a way to stop an overdose using a drug available at Forsyth County Jail.

It’s because of a story told to Clark, who leads the Forsyth Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Team, by someone from County Emergency Medical Services.

In September, a passerby in downtown Winston-Salem noticed someone unresponsive on the street. This passerby had heard of a new vending machine in the lobby of the county jail that offered free naloxone administration kits available to anyone. The drug is used to reverse an opioid overdose.

They ran inside, retrieved one of the kits, then ran back to the person who had overdosed to give him the naloxone. By the time the EMS workers arrived, the person was awake and talking.

Probably, the acquaintance of this passerby saved a life.

Over the past three months, these new vending machines have been added to the halls of six other North Carolina county jails, as well as the Forsyth site.

Brad Ray, senior justice and behavioral health researcher at RTI International, estimates there are about 80 naloxone vending machines nationwide, and he’s helped facilitate many machines in the Midwest and North Carolina over the past of the last two years.

This is a recent emerging strategy for naloxone distribution at a time when drug overdoses continue to rise nationally and in North Carolina.

Need for naloxone
More than 100,000 people nationwide died from drug overdoses in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In North Carolina, 3,759 people died of drug overdoses last year, according to the state’s Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan data dashboard. This equated to an overdose death rate in the state of 35.8 per 100,000 population in 2021, or more than 10 overdoses per day, on average.

It is especially important that naloxone be accessible to justice-involved populations who are at greater risk of overdose. A North Carolina study found that people released from prison are 40 times more likely to die from an opioid overdose in the first two weeks after release, and overdose is the leading cause of death among people returning from incarceration.

Naloxone – also known by the brand name Narcan – is a safe, non-addictive drug that quickly reverses an opioid overdose. It can restore normal breathing within minutes in a person whose breathing has slowed or even stopped as a result of an opioid overdose.

In fact, 4,154 overdose reversals using naloxone were reported by community members in 2021, according to the state’s Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan data dashboard. .

Ray wants to see the number of lives saved by naloxone continue to climb and believes vending machines are a new, low-barrier way to get naloxone into better hands.

“It’s just about reducing overdose deaths – that’s it,” Ray said. “It’s through the roof, the number of people dying right now. People don’t know what’s on that reserve. Everyone should have naloxone on hand.

Making naloxone widely available is a key part of North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan.

A new strategy
The National Center for State Courts provided free naloxone vending machines to detention centers in Buncombe, Cumberland, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Pitt and Wilkes counties. In addition to North Carolina, other states that are part of the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative have also received vending machines to help address overdoses among justice-affected populations.

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition helped identify counties interested in installing vending machines in their county jails. The coalition has used relationships with some prison officials and community groups formed over years of overdose prevention education, said Melissia Larson, the coalition’s former law enforcement program manager. who helped place the vending machines before he left in August.

“We knew this was not going to be an easy project because of the stigma, so we really wanted to find prisons that were willing to stand up and say, ‘Yeah, I’m willing to put this naloxone vending machine in my lobby “.” she said.

Larson, now a public safety and harm reduction specialist at RTI International, said the timeline for implementation was quick, so placement boiled down to counties that were showing alacrity about the idea. These sheriffs’ departments also had community partnerships in place to manage the machine long-term, such as who would restock the machine and pay for naloxone kits.

Larson said the vending machines are a convenient, non-judgmental way to dispense naloxone that places no additional burden on prison staff.

“We want to make sure people coming out of prison who are at high risk of overdose have immediate access to naloxone when they get out,” Larson said. “They can walk to the public area of ​​the prison when they get out, and for free they can push the button and get a naloxone kit. In addition, their visitors and relatives who may come to visit can also get a kit. You don’t have to give your name. You don’t have to pay for it. We just want it to be there and easily accessible.


Effective distribution
In his position with the regional opioid and substance use team, Clark jumped at the chance for Forsyth County to get a naloxone vending machine.

“We wanted to make sure we were doing everything we could to prevent overdose deaths in our community,” Clark said. “One of the easiest ways to do this, and one of the most cost-effective ways, is to increase community access to naloxone.”

She was excited about the potential of the vending machine, but as a new distribution strategy, she didn’t know how much it would be used. She thought he might just sit there for months and only have a handful of kits left. But in reality, it resulted in an infusion of naloxone into the community as she hoped.

Since the machine was installed on August 24, Clark said nearly 600 naloxone kits have been dispensed through the machine. Demand was so great that she had to reload the machine for the first time less than a week after it went live.

In less than three months, this machine has already matched the number of kits it has given out throughout the last year at various community events.

“The number of people carrying naloxone and knowing how to use it is just as beneficial as the number of people knowing CPR and knowing first aid,” Clark said. “The more people we have in our community who know about these things, the better off we’ll be.”

The naloxone vending machine in the Cumberland County Detention Center was installed on August 25. Cumberland County Deputy Chief Health Officer Ashley Curtice also saw many people using the machine. She said around 600 kits have been distributed so far.

Due to the prison environment, all vending machines have seven-day-a-week access to life-saving drugs. Educational information is also provided on the vending machine on how to administer the doses.

Although Clark acknowledged that people might have mixed feelings about going to jail for the naloxone, she said it wasn’t as scary as it looks, especially since prison staff support the machine and that no human interaction is required to obtain the drug.

However, Curtice said if the prison environment makes someone uncomfortable, then a person should find another way to get the drug, such as the county public health department or a pharmacy.

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Federal government children’s drugs are a ‘drop in the bucket’: pharmacist https://atozinfandel.com/federal-government-childrens-drugs-are-a-drop-in-the-bucket-pharmacist/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/federal-government-childrens-drugs-are-a-drop-in-the-bucket-pharmacist/ Like many parents, Lyndsey Watson faced a severe shortage of cold and flu medicine for her children this fall. “That’s been, like, the number one challenge, I think, for everyone in our community.” said the Qualicum mother of four. “It was really hard to get my hands on a bottle of Tylenol.” Supply chain issues […]]]>

Like many parents, Lyndsey Watson faced a severe shortage of cold and flu medicine for her children this fall.

“That’s been, like, the number one challenge, I think, for everyone in our community.” said the Qualicum mother of four. “It was really hard to get my hands on a bottle of Tylenol.”

Supply chain issues have left drugstore shelves on Vancouver Island — and across the country — running out of children’s painkillers, but on Friday Ottawa said help was on the way.

Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser, announced that the federal government had secured more than one million bottles of foreign-made children’s drugs, which will start hitting shelves next week.

“After next week, over one million bottles will have entered Canada to supply hospitals, community pharmacies and retailers,” Sharma said.

Watson was happy to hear the news on Friday.

“It’s amazing, because we all need it in our community,” she said. “It’s really great to hear that we were going to get more Tylenol on the shelves.”

Andrea Silver, a pharmacist at Heart Pharmacy in Saanich, says this is good news, but only a start.

“A million doses in the province would be awesome,” Silver said. “But a million doses across Canada is a drop in the bucket and will satisfy some of the parents, but unfortunately a lot of parents will be in the same situation in a few weeks to a few months.”

And the demand for children’s medicines is only expected to increase as we enter the heart of cold, flu and RSV season. Already in the past two weeks, emergency department visits on Vancouver Island for respiratory illnesses have increased, nearly doubling from a daily average of 4.5 to eight in Nanaimo, and rising from an average from 10 to nearly 16 a day at Victoria General Hospital.

“We need more doses. We know that. There aren’t many solutions to the problem right now,” Silver said.

Pharmacists have recently been advising parents on how much adult medicine to give children and are also preparing medicine, but this is an expensive and ineffective solution.

“The expiration date is actually quite short, so days to weeks,” Silver said.

The news of one million vials of medicine set to hit shelves from next week is therefore welcome, but families will need many more medicines in the months to come.

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Local pharmacists get creative during child medicine shortage https://atozinfandel.com/local-pharmacists-get-creative-during-child-medicine-shortage/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:57:12 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/local-pharmacists-get-creative-during-child-medicine-shortage/ WELLINGTON COUNTY — Local pharmacists are getting creative with a nationwide shortage of infant-dose painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. “We’re running out of commercially available liquid acetaminophen or ibuprofen,” said Bronwyn Tolmie, co-owner and pharmacist of Pharmasave Trailside Pharmacy in Fergus. The chewable forms are also out of stock and out of stock. “You name it, […]]]>

WELLINGTON COUNTY — Local pharmacists are getting creative with a nationwide shortage of infant-dose painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.

“We’re running out of commercially available liquid acetaminophen or ibuprofen,” said Bronwyn Tolmie, co-owner and pharmacist of Pharmasave Trailside Pharmacy in Fergus.

The chewable forms are also out of stock and out of stock.

“You name it, I miss it,” said Ravi Halani, pharmacist and owner of Pharmasave Mount Forest Pharmacy.

“It’s totally real, and it’s totally a problem,” said pharmacist Rachel Luther, owner of the Wellington Remedy Center Rx in Fergus.

In response to the frenzied shopping and shortage, local pharmacists tend to limit the number of bottles that can be bought at a time and keep what would normally be an easily accessible product behind the counters.

“Part of it is panic buying,” Luther said.

She and other pharmacists the Advertiser spoke pointed to an Aug. 15 letter from Toronto’s SickKids Hospital to parents and caregivers that said shortages of common fever and pain medications for children, especially in liquid form, would necessitate a arrangement.

A day later, SickKids provided clarification, stating, in part, “The letter was not intended as a recommendation for the general public.”

“It definitely sparked some panic buying, and it’s been a problem ever since,” Luther said.

Halani said the supply problem was “exaggerated” after the letter was released.

The other reason for the shortages, all pharmacists agree, is a real demand for drugs due to seasonal flu and colds.

“One hundred percent, there are a lot of kids who are sick right now,” Luther said, referring to the numerous prescriptions for antibiotics and inhalers.

As real and perceived demand increased around September, shelves began to empty and shipments of infant-dose drugs became more sporadic.

“Sometimes we honestly find out about these things around the same time as the media,” Tolmie said, adding that they were “caught off guard” when the shelves started emptying in September.

Pharmacists say they field multiple calls and inquiries about infant-dose medications every day.

McKesson Pharmaceutical Distribution supplies most independent retail pharmacies here.

The company has 12 distribution centers in Canada and supplies 7,100 pharmacies and 1,350 hospitals across the country, according to its website.

“On our order system, it will just show that the item is no longer available to us and we just notice it’s not coming in our orders,” Tolmie said.

Fortunately, Tolmie had “just enough on hand” to sell to those in need.

At Wellington Remedy’s Rx Center, Luther says they have no problem with tablets.

“But we have a problem with the supply of liquids,” she said.

“Even with the junior chewable tablets for acetaminophen and ibuprofen, we don’t have a supply.”

Halani receives an alert from McKesson when stock is available, but he competes with thousands of other pharmacies for the same limited supply.

“The moment an order is placed, it’s luck because everyone is doing the same thing,” he said.

In a statement delivered to Advertisersaid McKessen, “The continued shortage of children’s formulations of acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as cold and cough medicines is the result of a combination of high summer demand and a shortage of raw materials. at the manufacturer level.

The statement noted that the shortage “is expected to persist through the fall, with COVID-19 and influenza further fueling demand.”

McKessen did not respond to a direct request for comment from Advertiser November 18.

Crushing, cutting, mixing

Local pharmacists bypass empty shelves by offering families and caregivers alternative solutions.

Adult doses can be halved, quartered, or crushed into child-sized doses, which vary by weight and age.

“If someone has a sick child at home, we can often find an adult product and make sure it’s the right dose for the child to take by cutting up the pills and then crushing them at home and by putting them in something at home,” Luther said.

At Mount Forest, Halani says that if a parent or carer is unsure of the dosage, they will mix children’s doses from adult tablets.

And at Trailside Pharmacy, they are able to take adult tablets and turn them into a liquid format.

“We can basically take an adult format of medication and create it or mix it into a liquid and it would be similar to what’s commercially available,” Tolmie explained.

Compound products, essentially made from scratch in pharmacies, do not have the same shelf life as a commercially manufactured product and are only good for 14 days, but the active medicinal ingredient and its effectiveness are equal.

“We know well and know how to solve problems or look for alternative options,” Tolmie said.

“It’s not uncommon for a drug to be out of stock,” she added.

“It’s just that it’s such a commonly used drug, so it’s so front and center and it’s happening at a time when there’s a need, so it’s more in the public light.”

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Local Pharmacist Admits To Stolen Over 90,000 Drugs From Pharmacy – Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office https://atozinfandel.com/local-pharmacist-admits-to-stolen-over-90000-drugs-from-pharmacy-charlotte-county-sheriffs-office/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:24:29 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/local-pharmacist-admits-to-stolen-over-90000-drugs-from-pharmacy-charlotte-county-sheriffs-office/ Port Charlotte, Florida – November 18, 2022 On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Economic Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the Winn Dixie, 3280 Tamiami Trail, in reference to an alleged drug theft. Kerolos Ibrahim (09/25/91) Investigation revealed that Pharmacy Manager Kerolos Ibrahim (9/25/91) was captured on CCTV by Loss Prevention/Assets committing several […]]]>

Port Charlotte, Florida – November 18, 2022

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Economic Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the Winn Dixie, 3280 Tamiami Trail, in reference to an alleged drug theft.

Kerolos Ibrahim (09/25/91)

Investigation revealed that Pharmacy Manager Kerolos Ibrahim (9/25/91) was captured on CCTV by Loss Prevention/Assets committing several uncontrolled substance, prescription thefts. The official was observed removing medication from the shelf, placing it in a plastic bag and driving to his place of residence in Sarasota County. With the assistance of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was completed at his residence where items were recovered.

The pharmacy manager was cooperative and provided an affidavit in which he confessed to taking the drug. Ibrahim was arrested and charged with Grand Theft ($94,000). At this time, it does not appear that any customer information was used in the commission of the crime. However, it is still an active investigation.

“Special thanks to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this matter. We always appreciate support when our jurisdictions come into conflict,” says Sheriff Bill Prummell.

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AMCP Foundation interns address oncology, evidence gaps and medication adherence in partnership with AbbVie Inc. and Pfizer Inc. https://atozinfandel.com/amcp-foundation-interns-address-oncology-evidence-gaps-and-medication-adherence-in-partnership-with-abbvie-inc-and-pfizer-inc/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:38:00 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/amcp-foundation-interns-address-oncology-evidence-gaps-and-medication-adherence-in-partnership-with-abbvie-inc-and-pfizer-inc/ ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The AMCP Foundation congratulates student pharmacists who have recently completed immersive internships focused on oncology managed care, health outcomes, nonprofit leadership and evidence, thanks to the generous support of Pfizer Inc. and AbbVie Inc. The goal of AMCP Foundation internships is to develop future healthcare leaders by exposing […]]]>

ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The AMCP Foundation congratulates student pharmacists who have recently completed immersive internships focused on oncology managed care, health outcomes, nonprofit leadership and evidence, thanks to the generous support of Pfizer Inc. and AbbVie Inc.

The goal of AMCP Foundation internships is to develop future healthcare leaders by exposing students to a wide variety of principles of population health and managed care pharmacy. These competitive internships offer students the opportunity to contribute to challenging and meaningful projects and to interact directly with industry experts, pharmacists and managed care professionals.

As part of the ten-week structured internship programs, student pharmacists embedded at the host sites were paired with virtual preceptors and presented capstone research projects at the recent AMCP Nexus conference. Research topics included the safety and efficacy of biosimilars in the oncology landscape, postoperative atrial fibrillation and renal failure, and methods of measuring medication adherence.

“Practice-based research drives innovation and better understanding of issues, which translates to better health outcomes,” said Paula J. Eichenbrenner, MBA, CAE, CEO of the AMCP Foundation. “We are deeply grateful for the generous support of AbbVie and Pfizer, which enables the AMCP Foundation to train the practitioners of tomorrow in research methodologies, collaboration and business acumen.”

The AMCP Foundation has opened the application cycle for Internship Opportunities 2023. Applications are due January 6, 2023.

AMCP Foundation/AbbVie Inc. Health Outcomes Specialized Summer Internship

Laurent Perez
The University of New MexicoPharmacological faculty
Website: AbbVie
Poster: Use of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in Early Phase Dose Selection Clinical Trials in Solid Tumors

Albert Truong
Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of Pharmacy
Website: AbbVie
Poster: Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Renal Failure: A Systematic Review

AMCP Foundation / Pfizer Inc. Managed Care Oncology Summer Internship

Avi Patel
The University of FloridaPharmacological faculty
Website: Humana, Inc.
Poster: Defining and Assigning a Complexity Scale to Oncology Criteria for Creating a Prior Authorization Policy Based on Clinical, Operational, and Risk/Compliance Complexities as well as Member and Provider Impacts Humana

Cassidy Slater
The University of FloridaPharmacological faculty
Website: CVS Health
Poster: A Scoping Review of Evidence Related to the Safety and Efficacy of Biosimilars in the Oncology Landscape

AMCP Foundation/Pfizer Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship

Nadia Aldahiri
Belmont UniversityPharmacological faculty
Site: Independent Health
Poster: Assessing Barriers and Solutions to Identifying and Reporting Social Determinants of Z Codes of Health to a Health Maintenance Organization

justin chang
Purdue College from the pharmacy
Website: Cigna HealthSpring
Poster: Impact of the Expanded Heart Failure Indication for Certain SGLT-2 Inhibitors on the Performance of the Diabetes Medication Adherence Measure by Medicare Star Ratings

Leena Jamaleddin
The University of MinnesotaPharmacological faculty
Website: Prime Therapeutics
Poster: Relationship Between Chronic Conditions and Continued Enrollment Among Commercially Insured Members

Alin Kalayjian
The University of WashingtonSchool of Pharmacy
Website: Priority Health
Poster: The Effect of the Coverage Gap on Medication Adherence for Oral Anticoagulants in Medicare Part D Enrollees Diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation

Zachery Nunemaker
The University of IowaPharmacological faculty
Website: HealthPartners
Poster: A Description of Medication Use by Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in a Managed Health Care Plan: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis

Courtney Smith
Northern Ohio University, Raabe College from the pharmacy
Site: Horizon BCBS of NJ
Poster: Assessing Drug Inventory and Oversupply by Current “Too Soon” Standards: A Retrospective Analysis of Prescription Claims Among New Jersey Health Plan Members

AMCP Foundation / Pfizer Inc. Summer Internship in Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership

Nikhil Bhatia
The University of GeorgiaSchool of Pharmacy
Website: AMCP Foundation
Title: Scoping review of effective methods for measuring medication adherence during use

AMCP Foundation Managed Care Health Disparities Summer Internship

Zacharie Brunko
University of MinnesotaPharmacological faculty
Website: Magellan Rx Management
Poster: Health Care Disparities in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

About the AMCP Foundation

Established in 1990, the nonprofit 501(c)3 AMCP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). It exists to advance collective knowledge and ideas about key issues associated with the practice of pharmacy in managed health care settings. By facilitating innovative research initiatives and providing educational opportunities to learn more about managed care pharmacy, the AMCP Foundation is investing in the future of managed care. Visit www.amcpfoundation.org.

SOURCE AMCP Foundation

]]> 4 questions to ask about blood pressure medication https://atozinfandel.com/4-questions-to-ask-about-blood-pressure-medication/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 12:04:18 +0000 https://atozinfandel.com/4-questions-to-ask-about-blood-pressure-medication/ You probably already know that blood pressure medications can keep your blood pressure down. at a healthy level– but do you know How? ‘Or’ What they do that ? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that relaxing your blood vessels, lowering water and salt levels in your blood, and regulating the strength […]]]>

You probably already know that blood pressure medications can keep your blood pressure down. at a healthy level– but do you know How? ‘Or’ What they do that ? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that relaxing your blood vessels, lowering water and salt levels in your blood, and regulating the strength of your heartbeat are just some of the ways blood pressure medications help control high blood pressure.

It’s always a good idea to ask questions before starting any new prescription medication, and pharmacists “are always happy to answer any medication-related questions or concerns you may have, to ensure your medications are effective and to reduce the risk of side effects,” says Katlyn HoltPharmD, a clinical pharmacist and assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Toledo.

Read on for four crucial questions to ask your pharmacist before filling your prescription for blood pressure medication.

READ NEXT: Here’s why your high blood pressure isn’t responding to medication.

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Have you ever talked to your pharmacist about how your medications actually work? This kind of knowledge is useful, not only for you to know what is going on in your body, but to help you decide what kind of lifestyle choices you should make to optimize the effects of the drug.

For example, one type of medicine intended to treat hypertension is a class of drugs called diuretics. “Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium (salt) and water and help control blood pressure“, explains the American Heart Association.

But if you take diuretics, it’s important to know that they can reduce your body’s potassium intake and lead to “symptoms such as weakness, leg cramps, or fatigue,” the AHA states. “Eating foods containing potassium can help prevent severe potassium loss.” Potassium-rich foods include bananas, squash, beans, spinach, and avocados, to name a few.

Different types of drugs.
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“Before starting any blood pressure medication or adding new blood pressure medications, it is always important to check with your pharmacist for any duplications or interactions between drug classes, including medications you can buy over-the-counter,” advises Holt. This includes remedies such as vitamins or other types of supplements. Certain foods can also present a problem.

Bethanne Brownprofessor of pharmacy practice at the JL Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati, tells AARP that you should decrease the amount of potassium rich foods in your diet if you are take an ACE inhibitor. “You can have high levels of potassium in your body, which can lead to potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias,” says Brown.

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“Blood pressure medications work best if you take them as prescribed by your doctor,” says Holt. And taking medicine isn’t always as simple as remembering to swallow a pill once or twice a day.

If you haven’t discussed this thoroughly with your doctor, ask your pharmacist about the best way to take your prescriptions so they work as well and safely as possible. Is it better to take them in the morning or in the evening? Should they be taken with food? what should you do if you miss a dose?

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There are several different reasons why you’ll want to know if the blood pressure medication you’re taking is working. potential side effects. On the one hand, a sudden condition such as nausea or an unexpected rash can be scary. On the other hand, some medication side effects are mild and go away on their own, while others are dangerous or may require other medications to control.

Although not everyone will know Side effects of a medication, “It’s good to know which are the most common and which are the most serious,” says Lifespan, which recommends asking your pharmacist about the warning signs of an allergic reaction. “That way you can know when it’s best call your doctor or go to an urgent care facility,” the site advises.

Best Life offers the most up-to-date information from top experts, new research and health agencies, but our content is not intended to replace professional advice. Regarding any medications you are taking or any other health questions you have, always consult your health care provider directly.

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