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May 26, 2015
On May 20, 2015, a joint letter was submitted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists to the U S FDA with comments from long-term care pharmacies, professional pharmacy associations, long-term care associations and group purchasing...
May 28, 2015
AMDA President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, talks about the effectiveness of Choosing Wisely in the U.S. as it begins to launch in the UK.
June 17, 2015
The studies that led to warnings from health regulators against prescribing antipsychotics to elderly patients with dementia were biased, and there is actually no significant increase in risk of death linked to the drugs, according to a study in...
July 6, 2015
In an effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care facilities (PALTC), the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's David Nace, MD, is conducting a $1.5 million, three-year national trial to investigate...
July 16, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care communities.
August 13, 2015
The $3.83B company on August 6, 2015 announced the publication of new data from its ongoing open-label safety extension study, the -015 Study, with NUPLAZID™ in patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) in the July 31 online issue of the...
September 16, 2015
Sometimes nurses neglect to inform prescribers that the condition of a patient receiving an antibiotic has stabilized, which may signal the need to discontinue the medication, said Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the AMDA, the Society for Post-...
October 7, 2015
Published in the October 1, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association , the study found that participants (age 30 to 80 years with an established diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and moderate to severe...
October 12, 2015
A new front is emerging in the war on the overuse of antibiotics: the nursing home. AMDA leader David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, comments.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A94 Becomes Policy June 1994 RESOLVED: The American Medical Directors Association encourages the Health Care Financing Administration to recognize that the cognitive services of the medical director can reduce drug expenditures, fraud,...