News

Medicaid Violations Hinder Hepatitis C Drug Access
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Many states implement unlawful and life-threatening restrictions on Medicaid coverage for the hepatitis C virus drug, sofosbuvir.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
To win the health care relay race, one clinician needs to pass the baton to the next clinician, who must be ready to receive it.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A Publix pharmacy technician has been fired and arrested after confessing to stealing Vicodin to pay for her gas money and other car expenses.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA is taking enforcement actions against manufacturers and distributors of unapproved prescription eardrops.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is a common adverse occurrence in patients treated for solid tumors.
Corey Allikas
Health care professionals should stop using dosing cups that measure in drams.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A CVS pharmacist’s keen eye caught 2 men allegedly trying to pass off fake prescriptions, which led to their arrests.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Errors on brief memory tests can detect Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before dementia onset.

Association News

The Biosimilars Council strongly urges the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA to avoid any departure from the currently accepted international nonproprietary naming system.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation will be showcasing the Patient Self-Management Solutions at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition.
The American Pharmacists Association announced a call for candidates in the 2016 APhA Board of Trustees and the APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.
An analysis of five pharmacy case studies conducted for the NCPA indicate that the adoption of technology-driven medication synchronization by community pharmacies resulted in improved patient adherence.
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, today announced that she will be retiring effective December 31, 2015.

Pharmacy Market News

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced regulatory authority approvals for Spiolto® Respimat® (tiotropium/olodaterol) in first European countries.
Biogen and AGTC today announced a broad collaboration and license agreement to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases.
Solvay and INEOS announce the start-up of their Joint Venture INOVYN, a world-class competitive player in chlorovinyls, following European Commission approval.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award.
As the summer months heat up, Rite Aid is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation's annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour for the eighth consecutive year.
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