8 Diabetes Memes Guaranteed to Make You Laugh
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Diabetes is not a fun condition.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
OTC medications can have serious side effects in children if they are not carefully administered.
Krystle Vermes
Patients with asthma can now access Spiriva Respimat with a prescription at pharmacies across the country.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Chronic kidney disease incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal calls for an additional $1.1 billion to combat the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic.
Krystle Vermes
Baxter International is voluntarily recalling intravenous solution due to leaking containers and the potential for particulate matter.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacists are essential players in preventing and stopping the spread of influenza.
Rachel Lutz
Zinc supplementation in older patients could help boost their immunity.

Association News

Policy and political analysis and idea-sharing are in full swing at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference – which focuses on the needs of National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chain-member companies that operate from four to 250 stores each, as well as their supplier partners.
Medicine Shoppe International and the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation today announced that its Benson, AZ location has received community pharmacy accreditation.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2016 Student Scholarship Program.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today held Congress’ first oversight hearing since the enactment of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act in 2010.
The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Iowa Pharmacy Association have filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of the state of Iowa and against a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association to the state’s MAC transparency law.

Pharmacy Market News

Allergan has entered into a global agreement with AstraZeneca to develop and commercialize ATM-AVI, an investigational, fixed-dose antibiotic combining aztreonam and avibactam.
Johnson & Johnson has announced it has joined more than 80 companies and organizations in signing the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, an industry-wide call to action announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Publix have announced a long-term agreement encompassing the distribution of branded, generic and over-the-counter health and pharmaceutical products.
For hospitals considering enrollment in the Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration's recent Omnibus Guidance could have significant impact on plans and operations.
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