Heart Failure Treatment Strategies for Patients with Diabetes
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The incidence of heart failure is increasing as the world’s population ages and the rates of other, often comorbid, diseases (eg, diabetes, heart disease, obesity) increase.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Lilly’s Lartruvo (olaratumab injection), in combination with –doxorubicin, for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in adults.
Hookah bars are on the rise around the world despite their being associated with many health risks.
West Virginia University (WVU) Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital is a 500+ bed academic teaching hospital located in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU Medicine Children’s is located within Ruby. Services offered include a level I trauma center, a 39-bed level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), a 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit, and a state-of-the-art cancer center. The hospital has an outpatient pharmacy onsite, which in 2012 launched a Transition of Care (TOC) Pharmacy to offer bedside consulting service and post-discharge prescription service to any patient within our facility. Since its inception, the program has reached more than 40,000 patients in 4 years and had up to a 62% capture rate.1
Warfarin has been the cornerstone treatment for atrial fibrillation. New oral anticoagulants are another treatment option. Here's a brief overview of 5 of those alternatives.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Researchers were able to crystalize a protein that plays a role in nicotine addiction, which may provide a new treatment target to end tobacco cravings and treat multiple diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
A series of peculiar pharmacy burglaries piqued the attention of DEA Task Force agents when video surveillance captured suspects busting through a pharmacy wall using a sledgehammer.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The CDC is now recommending a 2-dose series of the HPV vaccination, rather than the previously recommended 3 doses, in children 11 to 12 years of age.

Association News

Independent community pharmacies are a critical prescription drug access point for patients, particularly in underserved areas, according to the 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, released at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention.
As prepared for the October 20, 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Biosimilar User Fee Act Public Meeting
Annual savings from generic prescription drugs increased 328 percent from 2005-2016, according to the new 2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States report, compiled by the QuintilesIMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) late yesterday installed a new President and Fifth Vice President and also adopted resolutions reaffirming the organization’s opposition to retroactive reimbursement cuts and in support of enhanced services networks of community pharmacies in the changing health care environment.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced that PrescribeWellness, the cloud-based services company whose mission is to inspire collaboration for better health, has become the Official Medication Synchronization (Med Sync) Technology of NCPA’s Simplify My Meds® program.

Pharmacy Market News

FLAVORx Helps Retail Partners Improve the Pharmacy Experience by Personalizing Medication for Young Children

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Rite Aid Corporation have announced that they have mutually agreed to extend the end date of their merger agreement from 27 October 2016 to 27 January 2017.
CVS Health has announced the national rollout of CVS Pay, an end-to-end mobile payment solution at CVS Pharmacy.
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