FDA Approves Lasting Filler for Lip Augmentation
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Juviderm Ultra XC for lip augmentation in adults ages 21 or older.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Hot button health care issues dominate many of the presidential contenders’ political platforms.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Summer was a busy season for FDA drug warnings.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A pharmacist in Nebraska has pleaded guilty to what is possibly the largest case of Medicaid fraud in the state.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and another antiplatelet agent such as clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor is the go-to preventive therapy for patients who have experienced certain cardiovascular events.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
As Hurricane Joaquin blasts the Bahamas, many have feared that the storm would travel north to the East Coast.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
More children than previously thought have trouble sleeping, and a third of them are given medication for it.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA is considering approval for an intranasal formulation of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone (Narcan).

Association News

The first ever international overview of the extent of the advanced and specialised roles that pharmacists are undertaking, and the mechanisms supporting these developments, was presented at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences today.
APhA supports the new initiative announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve the medication therapy management benefit for patients in stand-alone Medicare Part D plans.
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) this week awarded former ASHP CEO Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D., with the Joseph A. Oddis Award for Exceptional Service to FIP at the opening ceremony of the 75th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Following this week’s release of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report, NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE expressed concern with provisions that run counter to recommendations by the Department of Defense Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission and support from lawmakers to ensure pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.
The number of pharmacists per 10,000 population has grown around the world, according to a new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative (FIPEd).

Pharmacy Market News

Teva has entered into definitive agreements under which it will acquire Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas, S.A. de C.V. (Rimsa), a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution company in Mexico.
Pfizer has completed the acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY vaccines Nimenrix and Mencevax.
Allergan has successfully completed the acquisition of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the medical aesthetics market.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Publix Super Markets Charities has announced that it would donate $4 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast.
Credit cards with “EMV chips” are now being accepted at all of the more than 8,200 Walgreens retail stores nationwide.
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