Children who require medications during school hours are at greater risk for missing doses, receiving incorrect doses, or taking the wrong medications, according to a new report in the February 2010 issue of Pharmacy Times. According to author and medication safety analyst Michael J. Gaunt, PharmD, pharmacists are in a unique position to cooperate with schools to promote safe administration of medicines to children during the school day.
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) recently issued new treatment guidelines that provide key insights on proper management of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). In response to these updates, the February 2010 issue of Pharmacy Times has published a pharmacy-focused debriefing of the AASLD recommendations.
Along with increased awareness of the availability of vaccines for seasonal influenza and the H1N1 virus, the general public has gained a greater appreciation of pharmacists and their role in this important healthcare issue.