Drug Abusers Can Sue Pharmacists, State Court Rules
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
West Virginia’s highest appellate court recently ruled prescription drug abusers can sue pharmacists for enabling their addictions.
Krystle Vermes
Amgen has terminated its co-development and commercialization of brodalumab with AstraZeneca after observing suicidal ideation and behavior in clinical trial participants.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Light or moderate alcohol intake has been associated with health benefits such as reduced risk of cardiovascular events, but these benefits disappear as intake increases.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today approved a new 200 unit/mL formulation of Lilly’s Humalog KwikPen for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Noting national drug shortages often disproportionately affect pediatric patients, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) is encouraging the FDA to include child-specific considerations in its policies for preventing and mitigating drug shortages.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA had accepted for review Tris Pharma’s New Drug Application for its extended-release liquid amphetamine to treat ADHD in children.

Association News

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce that general availability for the .pharmacy domain begins June 3, 2015.
However, AMCP is disappointed that the bill stripped an earlier provision that would have addressed payment fraud in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program.
The APhA designed the Patient Self-Management Credential for Diabetes to create meaningful interactions between patients and providers.
Latifa M. Boyce
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is bringing together national medicines control laboratory officials, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen regional cooperation for improved medicines quality in the Asia-Pacific region.
Steve Arnoff
GPhA commends House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Rep. Diana DeGette, Health Subcommittee Chair Joe Pitts, and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green for their bipartisan leadership around fostering the development of new cures.

Pharmacy Market News

Initiative supported by Actavis aims to help advance evidence-based treatment practices using unique data-sharing platform.
Multiple Sclerosis patient Jack Osbourne unveils new resources to empower others with Multiple Sclerosis to take a more active role in managing disease.
AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Pharmacyclics, Inc.

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