Do SAMe Supplements Work in Depression?
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.
Krystle Vermes
Roche recently launched an innovative blood glucose monitoring system designed to simplify everyday diabetes management with features like a spill-resistant test strip vial.
This process becomes routine for pharmacists over time, but each step is important.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
Customer satisfaction with drugstore chain, mass-merchandiser, supermarket, and mail-order pharmacies has improved across the board in the last year.
Kevin J Rivers, PharmD, MAD-ID, and Herb Steward, BSc, MBA
For decades, our growing and reliable arsenal of antibiotic and antimicrobial drugs created a dangerously cavalier attitude toward the nature of microbial pathogens and the true threat to public health they represent.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
Mylan has just announced that it will launch the first generic EpiPen auto-injector at a price of $300 per generic epinephrine 2-pack carton in both 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg strengths.
Krystle Vermes
The drug received breakthrough therapy designation for this pending indication in July 2016.
Already approved for OTC use in Russia, Differin will be the first retinoid to appear in OTC aisles in the United States.

Association News

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is collaborating with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to present a live webinar, “Vaccines for Preteens and Teens: The Importance of Timely Vaccination for All Adolescents,” on Tuesday, August 23, at 12:00 noon.
Exhibitors at the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo donated several thousand consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community.
The American Pharmacists Association recognizes immunizations as one of the greatest public health accomplishments and supports National Immunization Awareness Month, which is observed throughout August to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and to highlight the importance of adhering to regular vaccinations for people of all ages.
Variations in how biosimilar products are named may affect the willingness of some pharmacists to substitute an interchangeable biologic for its branded reference product, according to a survey study published in this month’s Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.
NACDS Chairman Martin Otto of H-E-B, NACDS President & CEO Steve Anderson highlight solutions to socio-economic dilemmas, political dissatisfaction

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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