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Problem-Ridden Pharmacy Shut Down by State Pharmacy Board
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The Virginia State Board of Pharmacy shut down the prescription operations of a pharmacy in Richmond after deeming it deficient in several areas upon inspection.
The NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program kicked off at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy.
Rachel Lutz
Deaths related to oxycodone overdose dropped 25% in Florida after the state adopted a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track controlled substance dispensing.
Krystle Vermes
Abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) significantly prolongs survival in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
While the FDA only recommends daily aspirin for patients who have experienced major cardiovascular events, about half of older adults in the United States take aspirin regularly.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today expanded the indication of Allergan’s onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox), allowing the drug to be used for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
After playing violent video games, adults with autism do not display more aggression than those typically developing.
Rachel Lutz
Pharmacist-driven drug management programs best ensure atrial fibrillation patients adhere to the warfarin alternative, dabigatran (Pradaxa).

Association News

The NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program kicked off at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy.
The Biosimilars Council is the culmination of the GPhA's longstanding commitment to access to safe, affordable, and lifesaving biosimilar medicines.
Neurology: Genetics is an open-access, online-only journal covering the area of genetics research.
The partnership allows IACP to provide its compounding pharmacy members with special pricing for ACHC’s nationally recognized PCAB accreditation and resources.
With thousands of illegally operating websites selling prescription drugs, the Partnership for Safe Medicines is urging consumers to protect themselves.

Pharmacy Market News

The companies will collaborate on a Phase 1 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of birinapant, TetraLogic’s SMAC-mimetic, in combination with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with relapsed or refractory solid tumors.
Daiichi Sankyo received the shares of Sun Pharma following the completion of Sun Pharma’s merger with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited.
Mylan is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

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