News

Pharmacist Interventions Improve Diabetes Control, Reduce CVD Risk
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The No. 1 cause of death, cardiovascular disease, is preventable.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A pharmacist will serve 24 years in prison for a variety of charges that include dispensing oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
New TENS Device Provides Lower Back Pain Relief
Krystle Vermes
Mylan has launched a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s dutasteride (Avodart) capsules.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today approved Gilead Sciences’ sofosbuvir and velpatasvir (Epclusa) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus both with and without cirrhosis.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The Ophiocordyceps sinensis fungus is one of the most expensive and sought-after biological resources, but it’s better known around the world as yartsa gunbu, yarsagumba, or Himalayan Viagra.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
All pregnant women, plus those planning to become pregnant during the influenza season, should receive an inactivated influenza vaccine, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
“Do you smoke?” is often the first question health care providers ask when patients experience symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome.

Association News

During the 68th annual session of its House of Delegates in Baltimore earlier this month, the ASHP House of Delegates approved a professional policy calling on Congress to ban direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medication-containing devices.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is proud to announce the launch of the Biosimilars Resource Center, an unbiased, policy-neutral repository of educational resources and information on biosimilars for pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
As public health authorities seek to raise awareness about HIV testing, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is evaluating a model which may provide patients with increased access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and link patients to a specialized physician or health department as needed for further care.
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its Biosimilars Council strongly support H.R. 5573 introduced this week by Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy today released a set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care economic information with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need to determine the “value” of new medicines.

Pharmacy Market News

Equashield has announced that the company’s flagship Equashield product has been selected the Gold Winner of the General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellent Aware competition.
Pfizer Inc. and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share for a total transaction value of approximately $5.2 billion,
Amgen has announced the launch of the Breakaway from Heart Disease campaign to help make heart health a priority.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases, as well as in-store purchases.
The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region to help the victims, families and communities affected by last week's historic flooding.
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