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The polypharmacy epidemic

December 12, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. 

Over-the-counter pain relievers work as well as opioids

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.

Benzos may impact Alzheimer's lifespan

December 4, 2017  | 
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Benzodiazepines, prescribed to lessen insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an earlier death in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

December 1, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

November 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

FDA to recognize some foreign drug inspections

October 31, 2017  |  U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced drug regulatory authorities in eight European countries can conduct inspections that meet FDA requirements as part of a larger effort to reduce redundancies and free up agency resources.  

Chronic disease communication lacking

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.  

Dementia medication interactions

September 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG.

The 2017 OPTIMA Award in Memory Care

September 18, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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Congrats to Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Washington, winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care!

South Florida pharmacy fills meds ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm. 

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Memory Care

August 11, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care.

Remedi SeniorCare expands in N.C.

August 7, 2017  |  newswire
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The long-term care pharmacy adds Charlotte, N.C. to its growing list of sites.

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