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CVS Dropping Tobacco Sales Doubles Smoking Cessation Counseling
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
CVS pharmacists have seen increased interest in smoking cessation counseling since their stores stopped selling tobacco a year ago.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Starting next month, military families and veterans with Tricare coverage will have to pay out-of-pocket for certain brand-name drugs if they chose to fill their prescriptions at retail pharmacies.
Katie Eder, Senior Editor, and Davy James, Managing Editor of Specialty Pharmacy Times
The first biosimilar to receive FDA approval is now available the United States.
Krystle Vermes
The first and only patch to provide migraine relief is now available by prescription through specialty pharmacies.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Maine legislators can’t agree on how to address the state’s drug abuse problem.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Use of statins among elderly patients without vascular disease continues to rise despite a lack of evidence demonstrating benefit in this population.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Pregnancy is an important time for women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to receive adequate prenatal care, antiretroviral therapy (ART), and postpartum HIV care to improve clinical outcomes for themselves and their babies.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has expanded the use of Sunovion’s anticonvulsant eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) as monotherapy for partial-onset seizures.

Association News

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today announced the winners of the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued a statement in response to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM released today.
NACDS today bestowed pharmacy’s highest honor – the Harold W. Pratt Award – to industry leader Robert Thompson during today’s business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo.
In conjunction with IMS Health, the NACDS Foundation recognized two industry leaders with the IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award.

Pharmacy Market News

Pfizer Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Hospira, Inc.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network, has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Chain Drug Stores” in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Pharmacy Study.
CVS Health marked the first anniversary of ending tobacco sales at CVS/pharmacy by releasing new data showing a measurable reduction in cigarette purchases over the past year.
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