Top 5 Pharmacy Stories You Might Have Missed This Month
Pharmacy Times Staff
Here are the top trending pharmacy stories you might have missed in April.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Did you know that Kiehl’s traces its roots back to pharmacy?
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Diabetes isn’t the only therapeutic class that has seen substantial drug price hikes over the past decade.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacists should recommend a multivitamin to women trying to conceive and also suggest that both partners skip caffeinated drinks.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will lead the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Exelixis’ cabozantinib (Cabometryx) as a treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma patients who have received antiangiogenic therapy.
Rachel Lutz
The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis.

Association News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauds the House Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations funding bill with provisions that would stop the Food and Drug Administration from using federal funds to finalize or implement its Proposed Rule to update generic drug labeling requirements as written.
To date, APhA has raised close to $42,000 for the organization.
ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

Pharmacy Market News

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.
Allergan has announced that it has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.
PDX and MarkeTouch Media have announced a new integration that will incorporate the certification of the PDX EPS Patient Notification Service with MarkeTouch Media’s outbound and mobile notifications for prescription status updates.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health has announced that it has made the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in New Hampshire.
Hy-Vee has announced that it is once again partnering with the Pinky Swear Foundation to host six kids triathlon fundraising events across the Midwest this summer.
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