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Pharmacists Prevent Illicit Pseudoephedrine Sales
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Four states are reporting recent progress on preventing pseudoephedrine diversion after implementing a real-time, stop-sale tracking system.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
Even short-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with significant increases in bleeding and cardiovascular event risk in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack.
Krystle Vermes
Although believed to be distinct, different psychiatric disorders may produce similar loss of gray matter in the brain.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Americans are fortunate to have abundant food sources, but the flip side is the country’s obesity epidemic.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
A patient’s hospital readmission likelihood relies more heavily on community factors than care at discharge, according to a study published in Health Services Research.
Is it possible for Twitter to predict a community's level of heart disease?
The National Community Pharmacists Association has written lawmakers to provide pharmacists’ feedback and recommendations to improve so-called "lock-in pharmacy” provisions within H.R. 1021.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Sanofi has announced the FDA approval of its insulin glargine injection (Toujeo), a once-daily long-acting basal insulin, for the improvement of glycemic control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Association News

The National Community Pharmacists Association has written lawmakers to provide pharmacists’ feedback and recommendations to improve so-called "lock-in pharmacy” provisions within H.R. 1021.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores expressed support for the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recognition of preserving pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.
AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2016 for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2016 Call Letter.
ASHP will recognize the achievements of an accomplished group of health care practitioners with the organization’s 2015 Board of Directors’ Awards.
Bruce Josten, executive vice president for Government Affairs for the US Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the keynote speaker for the NACDS Political Action Committee breakfast during the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting.
Beyond urban access issues, need for ‘any willing pharmacy’ policy is clear.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores lends its support to S. 483, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015.
The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society announce the selection of Alex J. Adams, PharmD, IOM, CAE, as the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award.

Pharmacy Market News

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to include GARDASIL9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines.
Actavis confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the FDA seeking approval to market Budesonide Extended-release Tablets, 9 mg.
Shire has acquired Meritage, a privately-held company, for an upfront fee of $70 million and additional contingent payments based on the achievement of development and regulatory milestones.

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