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Tips for Traveling with Medications
One of the most frequent questions patients ask is, “Can I travel with my medications?”
Many exciting clinical trial results are being presented at ESC Congress 2016 and published simultaneously this week.
When it comes to chronic kidney disease, providers don’t necessarily need to cast aside diet management in favor of newer treatments.
Monoclonal antibodies are a source of confusion for many pharmacists.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The latest investigation by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has resulted in charges against 8 Florida residents for counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to Lilly and AstraZeneca’s investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
A statewide standing order enhances pharmacists’ ability to provide naloxone to patients at high risk for opioid overdose.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The burgeoning body of evidence supporting complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for depression should encourage providers to employ it in patients with mild-to-moderate disease and those resistant to pharmacologic and psychologic therapies.

Association News

Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists must take responsibility for mitigating the environmental consequences of medicines, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) says.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the generic drug manufacturing industry —including representatives of generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and contract manufacturing organizations — have reached agreement on a package of program enhancements and resource commitments to reauthorize the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012 (GDUFA), which are set to expire next year.
Universities, professional organisations and authorities around the world have been enabled to take steps towards ensuring that pharmacists are capable and competent thanks to resources produced by FIP Education (FIPEd), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has found.
Online Continuing Education Prepares Practitioners to Advance Safety of Medication Use Process
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement in response to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Pharmacy Study released today

Pharmacy Market News

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Rite Aid has announced that naloxone, a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available at their pharmacies in 13 states without a prescription.
Walgreens and Prime Therapeutics have announced a long-term strategic alliance that includes a new retail pharmacy network agreement and the combination of the companies’ central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses.
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