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FDA Tightens AED Regulations
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today announced that it plans to implement a more stringent review process for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in an effort to improve the devices’ quality and reliability.
Katie Eder, Senior Editor
Pharmacists are getting closer to obtaining provider status, as federal legislation that would enable pharmacists to provide health care services to Medicare patients in underserved communities was today reintroduced in the US House of Representatives.
Rachel Lutz
Although retail pharmacists in California are permitted to sell nonprescription syringes under legislative efforts to prevent HIV transmission among injection drug users (IDUs), recent research uncovered that many pharmacies still limit syringe access.
The American Brain Foundation announced today that former United States Vice President Walter F. Mondale has been named honorary chairman of its board of trustees.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds today’s introduction of H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which will improve patient access to health care through pharmacists and their patient care services.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B. Supported by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the bill would amend The Social Security Act of 1935 to enable pharmacists to provide to Medicare patients in underserved communities services that pharmacists already are providing for other patients under state law.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
HIV-positive patients who live in the Deep South have lower survival rates compared with their counterparts residing across the rest of the nation.
Krystle Vermes
A recent report published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirmed a link between dementia risk and commonly used anticholinergic agents, some of which are taken regularly by older adults.

Association News

The American Brain Foundation announced today that former United States Vice President Walter F. Mondale has been named honorary chairman of its board of trustees.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds today’s introduction of H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which will improve patient access to health care through pharmacists and their patient care services.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B. Supported by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the bill would amend The Social Security Act of 1935 to enable pharmacists to provide to Medicare patients in underserved communities services that pharmacists already are providing for other patients under state law.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of King v. Burwell, leading groups fighting chronic disease provide scientific evidence of the grave consequences if millions of people nationwide were to lose the tax credits provided under the Affordable Care Act that provide the financial assistance they need to afford health coverage.
Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to today’s hearing titled “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

Pharmacy Market News

The single tablet regimen is being evaluated in phase 3 clinical studies for the treatment of all 6 genotypes of hepatitis C.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

mscripts and Avella Specialty Pharmacy have recently completed analyzing data demonstrating the effectiveness of mobile pharmacy apps in helping HIV patients better manage their disease through improved medication adherence. Results from this analysis show that HIV patients using a mobile app which provides refill reminders, dosage reminders and other prescription management functionality are 2.9 times more likely to be adherent.
Fred's, Inc. today announced that it has named Michael K. Bloom as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 12, 2015. Bloom brings to Fred's more than 30 years of experience in small-box general merchandising, supply chain management and store operations.
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