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What you need to know about Herbal-Drug Interactions

Evidence that Adverse Drug Interactions Occur from Herb-Drug Interactions and Non-Prescription Drug interactions. “Natural” is widely perceived by the public to ensure safety. However, studies show drug interactions with active pharmaceutical agents, and...

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Suicide Rates Rising in the United States

The 10th Leading Cause of Death Over the past 19 years, suicide rates have increased in every state except Nevada, making suicide the tenth overall leading cause of death. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of...

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WHO Just Released ICD-11: 5 Notable Changes

The World Health Organization has released the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Here are a few of the notable changes.   ICD-11 is completely electronic with 40,600 more codes for injuries, diseases and cause of death than ICD-10....

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New CRC Screening Guidelines

According to the new guidelines the American Cancer Society (ACS) released May 30 colorectal cancer screening should begin at 45 years old rather than 50. (4) Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among adults in the United States, and the...

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First FDA approved Migraine Prevention Med

The first migraine prevention medication was approved by the FDA in May, 2018. Pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Novartis designed the CGRP receptor blocking monthly injection Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) as a gamechanger for those who suffer from migraines. Aimovig is...

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The Predicted Effects of New Hypertension Guidelines

It has been six months since ACC/AHA changed the diagnostic criteria for hypertension (HTN), effectively reclassifying 31 million more US adults from ‘high or elevated blood pressure’ to HTN. The new guidelines define HTN Stage 1 as systolic from 130-139 or HG...

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Robots for Nurses

With predicted deficits in the nursing workforce and an increasing focus on positive patient experiences and outcomes, robotics specialists are stepping in to create solutions. Here are a few recent and pending inventions to assist nurses.   Save Time on Vitals In...

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Health as a Whole: How Does Your Community Measure Up?

Your patient's community plays a vital role in their health. The US Census has measured different facets of a community and ranked the best counties of the US. The results are in, and the top 500 communities in America have been ranked. The components they used to...

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Preparing for New Year’s Eve with PEPID

The numbers are staggering. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) there are an average of 300,000 drunk driving accidents per day. It’s a problem magnified during the holiday season, capped off by New Year’s Eve. PEPID is here to help you prepare. Here’s a...

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Preparing for Christmas Catastrophes with PEPID

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but that’s not always the case. In fact, for some the holiday season could mean it’s time to deck the halls with gauze and band-aids. In 100 hospitals spread throughout the U.S., The Consumer Product Safety...

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Repercussions of the Wildfires & How to Treat Them

Wildfires are ravaging thousands of acres of land in California. Many displaced victims will be seeking treatment away from home with many problems associated with the fires. Here are the most common health problems emergency departments will see. Click to view the...

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World AIDS Day: 3 Reasons to be Optimistic

World Aids Day is Friday, December 1. It's a day to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS, a disease that took more than one million lives in 2016 alone. Luckily, we’re closer than ever before to finding a cure. Here are three methods that could hold the keys to curing this...

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Killing Cancer with CAR-T Cell Therapy

There’s a new immunotherapy approach that could change the way cancer is treated in the future. It’s called CAR-T cell therapy and it’s showing promising results in small clinical trials treating children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with...

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ASHP’s 75th Anniversary … Will We See You There?

  We’re very excited to announce that the PEPID team will be attending the 75th Anniversary ASHP conference. ASHP's Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition brings in more than 25,000 pharmacy professionals, making it the largest gathering of pharmacy professionals in...

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