Biosimilars: Pharmacist Self-Education Is Key to Drug Safety and Efficacy
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
With many blockbuster biologics’ patents expiring, pharmacists must educate themselves so they can properly inform patients about the safe and effective use of biosimilars.
Krystle Vermes
Teikoku Pharma USA has submitted a New Drug Application to the FDA for the product.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
The pharmacist’s role as a disease educator is moving to the forefront.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder face greater odds of developing heart failure.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A pharmacist in Cleveland, Tennessee, has surrendered her license following an investigation into her compounding pharmacy’s use of potentially unsafe ingredients.
Krystle Vermes
The enhanced system gives eye care professionals the ability to safely deliver an intraocular lens through incisions as small as 2.2 mm.
Rachel Lutz
Commonly cited estimates on how easily newly infected patients transmit HIV may be vastly overstated.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act have seen a 23% increase in the number of newly diagnosed diabetes patients.

Association News

More than 350 pharmacy advocates from 44 states met with members of Congress during NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.
The initiative will establish network to learn and share best practices to provide better quality and more efficient care.
As part of the initiative, PAPCC will run print and digital advertising in beltway media outlets over the course of the Congressional calendar.
NABP launched .pharmacy to provide a means for easily identifying safe and legal online pharmacies and related resources.
The first-ever NACDS RxIMPACT key contact award was presented to Shopko’s Ryan Swensen.

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The collaboration aims to educate adults with diabetes about their increased risk for potentially serious health problems, including pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza, and hepatitis B.
Forum provides platform for discussion on current and future care of patients living with Gaucher disease.
Treatment with Genzyme’s Cerdelga® (eliglustat) capsules maintains hematological and organ volume stability in adults with Gaucher disease type 1 previously stabilized with intravenous enzyme replacement therapy.

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