Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) defines chronic kidney disease as the presence of kidney damage or decreased kidney function for 3 or more months, irrespective of the cause. Kidney...

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Product Focus – Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Product Focus – Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease: A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. Approximately 1 million people in the US live with Parkinson's disease (PD). More than 50% will develop Parkinson Disease Psychosis (PDP)...

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Ophthalmic Medications

Ophthalmic Medications

Did You Know? From CMS: §483.45(g) Labeling of Drugs and Biologicals and §483.45(h) Storage of Drugs and Biologicals: “Ensure that all drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with professional standards, including expiration dates.” It is...

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Product Focus – Santyl Ointment (Collagenase)

Product Focus – Santyl Ointment (Collagenase)

Indication and Description Santyl Ointment is indicated for debriding dermal ulcers and severely burned areas. Dosage Collagenase Santyl Ointment should be applied once daily, or more frequently if the dressing becomes soiled, as from incontinence. When clinically...

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Insulin Expiration Dates: an Update

Insulin Expiration Dates: an Update

In the past, we have endeavored to provide LTC caregivers with the most accurate and current information regarding expiration dates of various drugs to avoid any confusion or unsafe practices. Though it has not been that long since we provided an insulin expiration...

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Tips for Navigating Allergy Season

Tips for Navigating Allergy Season

Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergens. Allergens are usually harmless substances but can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. There are two main types of allergic rhinitis: Seasonal or “hay fever” This type of allergic rhinitis is typically caused by...

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Falls in Senior Populations

Falls in Senior Populations

According to the CDC, fall injuries among older adults account for almost $50 billion in medical costs each year. Injuries from falls can lead to hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths. In fact, one out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a...

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The Use of Semglee in the Management of Diabetes

The Use of Semglee in the Management of Diabetes

Semglee is an insulin glargine “biosimilar” approved for diabetes in the US. A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to and has no clinically meaningful differences from an existing FDA-approved reference product. Semglee is a once-daily basal...

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mRNA Vaccines

mRNA Vaccines

Two mRNA vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use in the United States to protect against COVID-19. mRNA vaccines or messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) vaccines are a new type of vaccine.  Although they are newly approved vaccines,...

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