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Female ACS Patients Face Greater Risks for Adverse Events After PCI
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Women with acute coronary syndrome are more likely than men to experience a major adverse cardiac event and bleeding 1 year after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
More than one-quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or a combination of intellectual disabilities and developmental delays will wander.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Teen pregnancies have decreased 61% since 1991, new CDC data suggest.
Krystle Vermes
Relypsa is hoping to change its label for patiromer (Veltassa) for oral suspension based on the results of 12 phase 1 drug-drug interaction studies.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A whopping 45% of prescriptions for antidepressants are written for nondepressive reasons, recent research has revealed.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A New Jersey pharmacist recently went above and beyond to care for a young girl having an acute asthma attack.
Krystle Vermes
Ajanta Pharma Limited has been given final approval from the FDA to launch zolmitriptan tablets, 2.5 mg and 5 mg, and voriconazole tablets, 50 mg and 200 mg.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved Titan Pharmaceuticals’ subcutaneous buprenorphine implant (Probuphine) for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Association News

“Experts agree: generic drugs drive savings, not costs. Generics saved the U.S. health system $254 billion in 2014, according to the most recent Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report compiled by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on behalf of GPhA.
ASHP is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide an online training course for hospital and critical access hospital (CAH) surveyors on pharmaceutical compounding and USP Chapter <797> standards.
Today, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association wrote a letter to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) expressing strong opposition to the Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act, a bill that would increase the cost of prescription medicines without addressing the root causes of drug abuse.
ASHP today announced the official launch of Standardize 4 Safety, a three-year, multiphase interprofessional initiative focused on creating and promoting national standard concentrations for intravenous and oral liquid medications.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today in response to enactment of Oklahoma's S.B. 1150, legislation to boost transparency in generic prescription drug pricing and reimbursement.

Pharmacy Market News

Pfizer Inc. and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share for a total transaction value of approximately $5.2 billion,
Amgen has announced the launch of the Breakaway from Heart Disease campaign to help make heart health a priority.
The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Pharmacy has announced that the company will launch digital receipts as a new option for all members of its ExtraCare Rewards program.
Avella Specialty Pharmacy has announced the results from its 2015 patient satisfaction survey, revealing an all-time high of 97% satisfaction overall.
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