Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is applauding the accomplishments of pharmacists as the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) nears the 20th anniversary of its pharmacy-based immunization delivery certificate training program.

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Krystle Vermes
The FDA is considering expanding the use for a drug currently indicated as a chronic hepatitis C (HCV) treatment.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
No OTC products for sale and few customers coming in with prescriptions to fill were 2 reasons why a pharmacy in California seemed suspicious.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) will no longer require final printed labeling to approve Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs).
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved a new treatment combination of Gilead’s ambrisentan (Letairis) with Lilly’s tadalafil (Cialis) to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
State Level Legislative Discussions Regarding Biosimilars
Nick Gentile, Director of State Grassroots Advocacy and Political Action for ASHP, discusses different legislative issues generating buzz on the state level, including biosimilars.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists should take some time to counsel patients on the pros and cons of each antidepressant to help them select the best regimen.
Krystle Vermes
Roche has launched a new HbA1C test to identify diabetes risk and diagnose and monitor patients with diabetes.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Taking hypertension medications at bedtime can improve blood pressure control and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients with heart failure (HF) are predisposed to falls for a variety of reasons.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved Alkermes’ extended-release aripiprazole lauroxil injection (Aristada) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.

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Approximately 65% of individuals undergoing chemotherapy will experience chemotherapy-induced hair loss, which is usually temporary and completely reversible when therapy ends.
If you are receiving radiation and chemotherapy for cancers of the head and neck, you may experience oral mucositis.
Peptic ulcer disease leads to 1 million hospitalizations and 6500 deaths annually.
Dietary supplements are intended to supplement the diet, not to cure, prevent, or treat diseases or replace the variety of foods important to a healthy diet.
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