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By: Lori Nisanyan Our pharmacy team stopped by a physician today asking whether levetiracetam is safe to use in a psychiatric patient. Unsure of the answer, we researched an association between levetiracetam and psychiatric effects and found various studies and case reports addressing this issue. There have been increasing reports of psychiatric adverse events (PAE)…
Here are the top 3 pharmacy news stories today, as selected by the PharmacyWeek staff: Health law snag may cost hospitals Partisan tensions on Capitol Hill are delaying efforts to fix an error in the federal health care law that could cost Children’s Hospital Boston and others like it millions of dollars in added drug…

Pharmacists in 2020

November 22, 2010

This week's discussion post could be seen as a time capsule for what pharmacists in 2010 hope to see within their own profession by 2020. Basically we want to know what changes within pharmacy you want to see by 2020. This can be anything you can possibly imagine!  
Here are the top 3 pharmacy news stories today, as selected by the PharmacyWeek staff: New law stops thousands of pseudoephedrine buys — Iowa pharmacies have blocked thousands of pseudoephedrine purchases since a computerized tracking system went into effect Sept. 1, state officials say. (DesMoinesRegister.com) Discount drug card will aid city, lower prescription costs —…
Here are the Top 3 pharmacy news stories of the day, as selected by PharmacyWeek's staff: F.D.A. Panel Backs Drug for Lupus — What could become the first new drug approved to treat lupus in more than half a century moved a big step closer to the market on Tuesday by winning an endorsement from…

Pharmacy Residencies

November 15, 2010

Do you think ASHP-accredited pharmacy residencies should be required for new pharmacy graduates entering hospital and health-systems pharmacy practice? If so, how do you anticipate hospitals and health care systems will meet the demand to train PGY1s and PGY2s? On the other end of the spectrum where will the jobs come from for pharmacists coming out…