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 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers May 25, 2015
Pharmacy Choice - May 2015 Newsletter - May 25, 2015

Pharmacy Choice Newsletter - May 2015

The Pharmacy Spotlight - May 2015
May 7, 2015
Volume 17, Issue 5
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Industry Headlines
05/06 – Patent Issued for Systems and Methods for Improving Patient Compliance with a Prescription Drug Regimen
05/05 – WellStar's New, Highly Targeted Therapy Shortens Cancer Treatment Time
05/03 – Fred's Acquires Reeves-Sain Drug Store and EntrustRx Specialty Pharmacy
04/29 – Health care Kiosks 101
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May Disease Focus
Gout
by Tara Muzyk, PharmD
Gout, a rheumatic disease which results from the deposition of uric acid crystals in tissues and fluids, manifests as sudden severe attacks of pain. The typical presentation of gout is tenderness and pain in the big toe but the patient may experience an atypical presentation where any joint can be affected. Gout occurs as a result of urate production … Read More
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Supplements with Chronic PPI Use
Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD, Associate Professor, CWRU, School of Medicine and
Marissa Wagner Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, ONU College of Pharmacy

A recent study is casting some doubt on whether patients on long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPI) require additional supplementation, such as calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iron. Data from two prospective trials, one of five years, the other of 12 years of continuous PPI use in over 800 patient showed no clinically relevant … Read More
Last Month's Poll
The majority of diabetic patients seen in my pharmacy practice are routinely receiving statin therapy:
Strongly Agree- 34.4%
Agree - 41.6%
Neutral or uncertain - 14.4%
Disagree - 8%
Strongly Disagree - 1.6%
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