10 Hilarious Pharmacy Memes
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Laughter is the best medicine that never requires a co-pay.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients with uncontrolled hypertension have better blood pressure control when pharmacists are included in their care teams.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Up to 13% of patients considered to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) under current criteria were recently found to be misdiagnosed.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A woman is suing an Oregon pharmacist and technician for $680,000 for allegedly giving her the wrong medication, which has impacted her ability to conceive.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has granted priority review to Merck’s chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment candidate grazoprevir/elbasvir.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on how to care for their infants, which opens opportunities for pharmacists to provide patient education.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Two New Yorkers have died in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, and now a college in Pennsylvania is treating its cooling towers after an employee tested positive for the flu-like disease.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved azelaic acid foam 15% (Finacea) to treat inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.

Association News

A new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finds that prescription drug spending increased 12.6 percent in 2014, the highest growth rate since 2002.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announces the honorees of the 2015 Pinnacle Awards.
The Biosimilars Council strongly urges the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA to avoid any departure from the currently accepted international nonproprietary naming system.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation will be showcasing the Patient Self-Management Solutions at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers applauds DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s announcement of the reinstitution of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days.

Pharmacy Market News

Eisai Co., Ltd. and Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. announced that they have signed a clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate Eisai’s anticancer agent eribulin mesylate.
Amgen today announced the appointment of Fred Hassan, partner and managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC, to the Amgen Board of Directors.
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the companies have entered into a clinical trial collaboration agreement.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with two leading health care organizations, Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania.
CVS Health and IBM will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease.
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