Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
Many studies compare a pain drug to a placebo in order to identify potential analgesic effects. However, typically these studies are blinded – meaning that patients don’t know if they are taking the real medication or not.

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Pharmacy Week in Review: October 21, 2016
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings and more. Our Week in Review is a can’t miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
The Nontraditional Pharmacist
Nontraditional pharmacy roles are now emerging and will be the future of the field of pharmacy. This time, however, it’s not a new degree requirement driving the transformation, but distinct market forces.
Beth Bolt, RPh
An independent pharmacy owner gave women a 7% discount to raise awareness of the “pink tax” and general price discrimination with women’s products.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Recent findings suggest the implementation of intervention programs that target young males of a lower socio-economic status, non-cancer and cancer survivors, and cervical cancer survivors to help reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and added sugar.
Krystle Vermes
Napo has launched Mytesi, (crofelemer) for the treatment of diarrhea in patients with HIV.
Andrew Lyle
The mail-order pharmacy marketplace has significantly changed since the year 2000.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has allowed the long-term effects of HIV infection and chronic medication toxicity to become the primary cause of death and disability. However, HIV-positive patients are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and cancers due to excessive inflammation, and HAART does not eliminate HIV-related inflammation even if the patient adheres to treatment perfectly.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Compared with standard-of-care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study found that medication therapy management (MTM) increased adherence more than 30%.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Ten defendants were charged in a 35-count superseding indictment in connection with their involvement in a $100-million health care fraud conspiracy against TRICARE.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Lundbeck’s Carnexiv, also known as carbamazepine, as a short-term (≤7 days) intravenous replacement treatment for adults with certain seizure types who cannot take the oral form of carbamazepine.

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