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Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA has proposed adding a 4-letter suffix to the names of biosimilars to distinguish them from their biologic counterparts.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Multidose medication dispensing at discharge (MMDD) involves supplying products that have been partially used during hospitalization to ensure continuity of care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The 340B Program “mega-guidance” just released by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) clarifies how patients can receive deeply discounted drugs.
Benefits and Risks Associated with Aggressive Glycemic Control
Kristene Diggins, FAANP, CNE, NEA-BC, DNP, DCC, MBA, manager of professional practice at MinuteClinic, talks about the benefits and risks of aggressive glycemic controls.
Krystle Vermes
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes may cause severe and disabling joint pain, the FDA has warned.
Rachel Lutz
Adding Afrezza insulin inhalation powder to oral diabetes medications significantly reduces HbA1C in adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently made an appearance at a state pharmacy board meeting to appease pharmacists’ fears of a crackdown on pharmacies.
Utility of High-Dose Flu Vaccine
Rupal Mansukhani, PharmD, clinical assistant professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, talks about the utility of high-dosage flu vaccine in the 65 and older population.
Rachel Lutz
More than half of atrial fibrillation patients discontinue or interrupt warfarin therapy within 1 year of starting treatment.
Differences Between Motivational Interviewing and Traditional Patient Counseling Techniques
Bruce Berger, PhD, president of Berger Consulting LLC, discusses the major differences between motivational interviewing and traditional patient counseling techniques with respect to medication adherence.

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