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Addressing Statin Adherence Concerns Among ACS Patients
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Clinical trials overwhelmingly support high-intensity statin therapy as secondary prophylaxis in hospitalized acute coronary syndrome patients, as it’s superior to medium- and low-intensity options.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Confronted with mounting medication costs, a man allegedly resorted to shooting his ill wife.
Robin Watson, MPH, MS, and Jan Harris, MPH, BSDH
Do patients ever come into your pharmacy holding a bag of unused and expired medications and asking you to take them?
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Mylan has launched a generic version of Mayne’s Doryx, a tetracycline antimicrobial for adjunctive therapy for severe acne.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America have updated heart failure guidelines to recommend the use of 2 medications: sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) and ivabradine (Corlanor).
Ihor Vasyutyn
The 21st Century Cures Act will have a huge impact on the pharmaceutical industry both nationally and globally.
Rachel Lutz
Women who get a flu shot while they’re pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The term “women’s health” shouldn’t be limited to reproductive matters.

Association News

“Experts agree: generic drugs drive savings, not costs. Generics saved the U.S. health system $254 billion in 2014, according to the most recent Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report compiled by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on behalf of GPhA.
ASHP is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide an online training course for hospital and critical access hospital (CAH) surveyors on pharmaceutical compounding and USP Chapter <797> standards.
Today, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association wrote a letter to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) expressing strong opposition to the Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act, a bill that would increase the cost of prescription medicines without addressing the root causes of drug abuse.
ASHP today announced the official launch of Standardize 4 Safety, a three-year, multiphase interprofessional initiative focused on creating and promoting national standard concentrations for intravenous and oral liquid medications.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today in response to enactment of Oklahoma's S.B. 1150, legislation to boost transparency in generic prescription drug pricing and reimbursement.

Pharmacy Market News

Pfizer Inc. and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share for a total transaction value of approximately $5.2 billion,
Amgen has announced the launch of the Breakaway from Heart Disease campaign to help make heart health a priority.
The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Pharmacy has announced that the company will launch digital receipts as a new option for all members of its ExtraCare Rewards program.
CVS Pharmacy has announced the grand opening of its New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward location, becoming the first major retailer to build in the neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina.
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