Davy James, Managing Editor of Specialty Pharmacy Times, and Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved evolocumab (Repatha) injection, a new treatment for patients unable to get their low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol under control with current treatment options.

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Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A new type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment for adult patients, empagliflozin and metformin (Synjardy), was approved by the FDA today.
Dynamic Trends in Diabetes Management
Kristene Diggins, FAANP, CNE, NEA-BC, DNP, DCC, MBA, manager of professional practice at MinuteClinic, talks about trends in diabetes management that pharmacists can participate in.
Michael Page, PharmD RPh, and Ujjaval J. Pathak, 2016 PharmD Candidate, Temple University
An estimated 6 to 12 million individuals in the United States develop head lice each year, with most cases occurring in children ages 3 to 11.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Customer satisfaction with supermarket and chain drug store pharmacies has improved in the last year, while ratings for mail-order and mass-merchandiser pharmacies have dropped, according to the J.D. Power 2015 US Pharmacy Study.
Strategies Pharmacists Can Use to Support COPD Management
Kimberly Henderson, MD, JD, medical director for the Health Systems Alliance at CVS Health and regional medical director for MinuteClinic, discusses some strategies pharmacists can use to support COPD management.
How Technology Can Improve Communication Between Patients and Pharmacists
Pat Basu, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of Doctor on Demand, discusses recent technologies that have the highest potential to improve communications between patients and pharmacists.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
In light of last year’s severe flu season, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges pharmacists to recognize their key role in promoting influenza immunizations.
Krystle Vermes
Ingenol mebutate (Picato) gel’s label must now include reported risks of shingles and anaphylaxis.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The prevalence of hypertension increases with age, so much so that patients 65 and older frequently receive this diagnosis.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The first thing one pharmacist did when a patient came in with a serious allergic reaction to a bee sting was administer epinephrine. The second action, which likely saved the woman’s life, was to convince her that she needed to go to a hospital.

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