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'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

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Diuretics are widely prescribed for conditions affecting the elderly without proper consideration of the drugs' side effects, according to recently published research.

Short cycle dispense: A case study in implementation

Short cycle dispense: A case study in implementation

A new rule from CMS promises to have a tremendous impact on how long-term care pharmacy (LTCP) providers serving skilled nursing facilities will operate their businesses and serve facility residents. A case study out of New York shows how short cycle dispensing can work.

In big move, DEA allows nurses to relay pain medication prescriptions to pharmacies

In big move, DEA allows nurses to relay pain medication prescriptions to pharmacies

The Drug Enforcement Agency has eased off of restrictions that have prevented nurses in long-term care from communicating prescription orders for controlled pain medications to pharmacies.