Medication Management

Benzos may impact Alzheimer’s lifespan

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

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2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

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. Read More »

FDA to recognize some foreign drug inspections

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.  

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Chronic disease communication lacking

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.  

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Dementia medication interactions

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.

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The 2017 OPTIMA Award in Memory Care

Congrats to Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Washington, winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care!

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South Florida pharmacy fills meds ahead of Hurricane Irma

Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm. 

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The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Memory Care

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care.

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Remedi SeniorCare expands in N.C.

The long-term care pharmacy adds Charlotte, N.C. to its growing list of sites.

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KKR, Walgreens buy PharMerica for $909M

The joint venture will convert pharmacy benefit manager PharMerica into a private company.

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