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FDA nixes 14-day drug pre-packaging rule

January 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new FDA rules acknowledge the unique role and dispensing needs of LTC pharmacies, including emergency kits and remote dispensing.

Delirium causes confusion for patients, caregivers

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings. 

Medication Management Partners gets a new CEO

January 12, 2017  |  newswire
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The Illinois-based long-term care pharmacy brings in a 36-year veteran as its new CEO.

Assisted living's struggle with drug prices

December 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The rising cost of drugs may be forcing assisted living residents to make some unhealthy choices, warns a new report. Someone could pay dearly for that later, especially at CCRCs.

Antipsychotics increase mortality risk among people with dementia

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found another reason for trying nonpharmacological interventions to calm agitated people with dementia. 

A remedy for medication management

December 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Long-term and post-acute care facilities in Oklahoma will be able to use Remedi SeniorCare’s PAXIT, a robotic dispensing technology for daily dosing to aid with prescription dispensing, improve patient safety and reduce waste. 

Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not move forward with a mandatory five-year Medicare initiative that would have tested new ways to pay for outpatient drugs under Medicare Part B.

Medications and the CMS Mega Rule

December 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new CMS rule for long-term care facilities includes plenty of medication-related changes, including antibiotic stewardship and new documentation requirements for medication reviews.

Psychotropics increase falls risk among NH residents

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have found antipsychotics and antidepressants increase the risk of falls for nursing home residents. That risk increased by nearly three-fold when those residents took at least one prescription on a scheduled basis. 

Oklahoma LTC pharmacy expands

December 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Boomer Solutions has opened another pharmacy in partnership with Guardian Pharmacy to serve Oklahoma seniors across the care continuum. 

Eli Lilly raises white flag on dementia drug trial

November 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Plenty of hopes had been pinned on the experimental drug, but its disappointing trial results may lead the scientific community to rethink the approach to Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

12 steps to reducing antianxiety/hypnotic meds

November 8, 2016  |  Caralyn Davis
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Want to extend the efforts to reduce unnecessary medications even further? Here’s how you can cut back on other behavior medications in a non-pharmacological way.

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