Pharmacy Robber Caught After Dropping Wallet in Getaway
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A pharmacy robber not only left his fingerprints behind at a pharmacy—he also dropped his wallet containing his identification as he made his escape.
Krystle Vermes
Janssen Research and Development LLC has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended release (Invokamet XR).
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk.
Pharmacy Times Staff
In case you got caught up in the Thanksgiving holiday rush, here are the top trending stories you may have missed in November:
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Having trouble getting your hands on FluMist?
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Novartis is paying $390 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to pharmacies to encourage drug sales.
Rachel Lutz
Anxiety sensitivity has been linked to more debilitating asthma symptoms and greater functional limitations.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Nasal corticosteroid sprays do not seem to be viable treatments for the common cold.

Association News

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week leads into NACDS Foundation Dinner, which makes possible new research to battle antibiotic resistance.
Demonstrating its commitment to advancing patient care, today the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the launch of an 8 hour online continuing education program for pharmacists, nurses physicians and other healthcare professionals to empower patients to achieve positive health outcomes.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE, as Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation.
Bradley J. Arthur, RPh, National Community Pharmacists Association president and co-owner of BlackRock Pharmacy and Brighton-Eggert Pharmacy in Buffalo, NY, testified today before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.
Over 60 leaders from across the continuum of pharmacy practice, academia, industry, state boards of pharmacy and health care organizations gathered in Chicago, Illinois, on October 29-30, to participate in the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s invitational conference 40 Years Later: Current and Future Opportunities and Challenges in Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Pharmacy Market News

AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Perrigo for the divestment of US rights to Entocort, a gastroenterology medicine for patients with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease.
The boards of directors of Pfizer and Allergan have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will combine with Allergan.
Mylan has successfully completed the acquisition of certain women's healthcare businesses, now known as Jai Pharma, which were spun off from Famy Care Limited.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Meijer gave thanks in a big way this year when it surprised an unsuspecting customer in each of its 223 stores by “gifting” them their entire shopping cart filled with Thanksgiving groceries and gifts upon checkout.
CVS Health has announced that Repatha from Amgen will be added as the only PCSK9 inhibitor on the CVS/caremark commercial formularies.
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