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Anti-Vaxxers Find Home on Pinterest
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists might be surprised to learn that Pinterest is a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved betamethasone dipropionate spray, 0.05%, as a treatment for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients aged 18 years and older.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Medication errors injure thousands of patients annually, and while mistakes occur with all medication classes, those involving antiretroviral therapies are particularly troublesome.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Acute respiratory infections such as the common cold are often accompanied by cough and congestion caused by mucus hypersecretion.
Kathleen Kenny, PharmD, RPh
Poor medication adherence is responsible for unnecessary illness, hospitalizations, disability, and premature death, particularly among patients with chronic diseases.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Police and a CVS pharmacy are on the lookout for a man who stole several boxes of diabetic test strips.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Merck’s supplemental new drug application for single-dose fosaprepitant dimeglumine for injection.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Diabetes is not a fun condition.

Association News

Policy and political analysis and idea-sharing are in full swing at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference – which focuses on the needs of National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chain-member companies that operate from four to 250 stores each, as well as their supplier partners.
Medicine Shoppe International and the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation today announced that its Benson, AZ location has received community pharmacy accreditation.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2016 Student Scholarship Program.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today held Congress’ first oversight hearing since the enactment of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act in 2010.
The National Community Pharmacists Association and the Iowa Pharmacy Association have filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of the state of Iowa and against a challenge by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association to the state’s MAC transparency law.

Pharmacy Market News

Allergan has entered into a global agreement with AstraZeneca to develop and commercialize ATM-AVI, an investigational, fixed-dose antibiotic combining aztreonam and avibactam.
Johnson & Johnson has announced it has joined more than 80 companies and organizations in signing the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, an industry-wide call to action announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Publix have announced a long-term agreement encompassing the distribution of branded, generic and over-the-counter health and pharmaceutical products.
For hospitals considering enrollment in the Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, the Health Resources and Services Administration's recent Omnibus Guidance could have significant impact on plans and operations.
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