Here are some of the top pharmacy related news stories of the day: Hospital quality measures may miss the sickest Public measures of hospital quality may not reflect care for the sickest patients -- or even the majority of patients in some instances -- suggests a new study of heart attack cases. Reuters Preventing Physician…

Here are some of the top pharmacy related news stories of the day: Americans make slow return to doctor's offices Americans are slowly making their way back to the doctor's office after many months of skimping on medical care, holding off on everything from routine visits to hip replacements. Reuters Health care providers pledging less…

Here are some of the top pharmacy news stories of the day: Doctors, pharmacists scrambling for chemo drugs In recent weeks, Jeanie Murray has spent hours on the phone with distributors searching for chemotherapy drugs. Minnesota Public Radio Patients pay for care based on value under new insurance model What if, instead of making a…

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This year's theme is "Act Aware", as such PharmacyWeek is doing it's part by giving you some quick facts on HIV/AIDS. Please feel free to share this with family, friends and patients to help others remain aware of HIV/AIDS. June 5th, 2011 will mark the 30th anniversary of the…

After HIV pill news, now comes the tricky part — Last week, the National Institutes of Health announced a major advance in HIV prevention. The results of a study showed that a once-daily pill containing drugs used to treat HIV can also help prevent HIV infection -- a new approach called "pre-exposure prophylaxis." CNN Health…

More teens getting dangerous prescriptions The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the U.S., according to a new report. Reuters Inefficiency Hurts U.S. In Ranking of Health By any measure, the United States spends more on health…

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…