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First Biosimilar Filgrastim Launched Today
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.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The 340B Program “mega-guidance” recently released by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) sets stricter standards for contract pharmacy use.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It can be hard to motivate those who need the flu vaccine the most.

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.
Abbott has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Tendyne Holdings, a private medical device company focused on developing minimally invasive mitral valve replacement therapies.

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.
Walgreens and the United Nations have has kicked off their third Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign, with Walgreens pledging to help provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy between now and August 31, 2016.
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