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Obama Cracks Down on Nursing Home Quality - Forbes

Obama Cracks Down on Nursing Home Quality - Forbes | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Skilled nursing facilities whose patients are too frequently admitted to the hospital would face stiff new penalties according to the deficit reduction plan proposed by President Obama on Sept. 20.
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Nursing home residents face higher surgical risks, study finds

Nursing home residents face higher surgical risks, study finds | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
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Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus - Drugs.com MedNews

Vitamin D, Interferon Alpha Vaccine Show Promise Against Lupus - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Two experimental treatments take aim at the destructive immune response believed to cause lupus, according to new research presented at the American College of...
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FDA Alert: Trilipix (fenofibric acid): Drug Safety Communication - Label Change

FDA Alert: Trilipix (fenofibric acid): Drug Safety Communication - Label Change | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
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MedPAC OKs PACE improvements

MedPAC OKs PACE improvements | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
A Medicare advisory panel issued recommendations late last week that would allow Medicare to strengthen Program of AllInclusive Care for the Elderly PACE for dual eligibles.
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FDA Approves Xarelto to Prevent Stroke in People With Common Type of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

FDA Approves Xarelto to Prevent Stroke in People With Common Type of Abnormal Heart Rhythm | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is used for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, and to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have abnormal heart rhythm (non-valvular atrial fibrillation).
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FDA Alert: Avandia (rosiglitazone): REMS - Risk of Cardiovascular Events

FDA Alert: Avandia (rosiglitazone): REMS - Risk of Cardiovascular Events | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
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Chantix Unsuitable for First-Line Smoking Cessation Use - Drugs.com MedNews

Chantix Unsuitable for First-Line Smoking Cessation Use - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Nov.2, 2011 The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix ) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according...
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FDA Announces $600 Million Tobacco Education Program

FDA Announces $600 Million Tobacco Education Program | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced plans to expand their tobacco education plan with $600 million in spending over the next five.
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Device Approved to Remedy Abdominal Aneurysms - Drugs.com MedNews

Device Approved to Remedy Abdominal Aneurysms - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
A device that helps repair abdominal aneurysms in people with small arteries has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once - Drugs.com MedNews

It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
A rare occurrence of people becoming infected with seasonal and pandemic flu strains at the same time has been confirmed by researchers.
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New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial - Drugs.com MedNews

New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Multiple sclerosis patients may eventually benefit from a novel treatment that takes aim at the abnormal behavior of a specific type of immune cell, preliminary...
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Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease - Drugs.com MedNews

Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
People with celiac disease may unknowingly be exposed to gluten in lip, facial or body products, a new study suggests.
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Ask the treatment expert Whats the best way to manage incontinenceassociated dermatitis

Ask the treatment expert Whats the best way to manage incontinenceassociated dermatitis | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Susan Wickard, RN, BSN, CWCN, CWS, CLNC, Clinical Advisor, American Association for LTC Nursing...
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Tear drop tests as effective as blood for diabetes testing, study finds

Tear drop tests as effective as blood for diabetes testing, study finds | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
There is new hope for diabetics who dread frequent finger pricks and blood draws used to monitor their blood glucose levels. Scientists say they are developing a device that can test blood sugar levels via teardrops instead of blood.
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Seniors Choose Medicare Prescription Plans Wisely: Study - Drugs.com MedNews

Seniors Choose Medicare Prescription Plans Wisely: Study - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Despite concerns that the complex offerings under Medicare Part D prescription drug plans would confuse older Americans, a new study finds seniors are able to f...
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New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt - Drugs.com MedNews

New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Although cutting back on salt does lower blood pressure, new research finds that it may also increase levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and other risk factor...
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Study More transparency needed to enable nurses to disclose errors in nursing homes

Study More transparency needed to enable nurses to disclose errors in nursing homes | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Nursing homes need to improve communications processes and policies to make it easier for nurses to disclose errors, according to researchers of a unique new study.
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Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients - Drugs.com MedNews

Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Low vitamin D levels are common among spine surgery patients and may delay their recovery, a new study says. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption.
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Aspirin Cuts Cancer Rates in People with Hereditary Risk by More than Half - Drugs.com MedNews

Aspirin Cuts Cancer Rates in People with Hereditary Risk by More than Half - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
From Targeted News Service (October 28, 2011) Newcastle University issued the following news release Research has finally provided proof that taking a regular d...
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Toyota unveils walkassist robotic device

Toyota unveils walkassist robotic device | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Automaker Toyota has entered the longterm care market with a walkassist device that makes it possible for disabled or elderly individuals to walk and get in or out of bed.
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Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Exparel For Postsurgical Pain Management

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Exparel For Postsurgical Pain Management | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Exparel (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is used for postsurgical pain management. Includes Exparel side effects, interactions and indications.
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New Drug Targets Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis - Drugs.com MedNews

New Drug Targets Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
A new drug that targets a faulty protein that causes cystic fibrosis led to improved lung function and fewer symptoms in people with the lung disease, researche...
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Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer - Drugs.com MedNews

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Extends Life in High-Risk Prostate Cancer - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
A combination of radiation and hormone therapy prolongs survival among men whose cancer has spread beyond the prostate, Canadian and U.K. researchers report.
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Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds - Drugs.com MedNews

Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder don t appear to raise the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in...
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As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk - Drugs.com MedNews

As Few As 3 Drinks a Week May Up Breast Cancer Risk - Drugs.com MedNews | Long-term Care Pharmacy Services | Scoop.it
Women who have as few as three alcoholic drinks a week may have a moderately increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study finds.
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