Congressman Buddy Carter Makes Case for Pharmacist Provider Status
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, the only pharmacist in Congress, recently penned a passionate op-ed in The Hill to make a case for pharmacist provider status.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, and William A. Villaume, PhD
Numerous studies have supported the use of motivational interviewing in health care to reduce cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood alcohol level, weight.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients observing Cinco de Mayo should consider the potentially addictive properties of their celebratory nachos and quesadillas.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Coinfection with hepatitis B virus isn’t uncommon among those infected with HIV.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
Patients will be asking whether they are candidates for the new PCSK9 inhibitors, and new guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology can help pharmacists determine and explain the role of these new therapies.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
New data emerged during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week showing an increase in childhood mental health diagnoses among military families.
Krystle Vermes
Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling a single lot of bupivacaine HCI (Sensorcaine-MPF) injection due to the presence of glass particulate matter.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists may be relieved to hear that most patients don’t base their health care decisions on what they see on TV.

Association News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauds the House Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations funding bill with provisions that would stop the Food and Drug Administration from using federal funds to finalize or implement its Proposed Rule to update generic drug labeling requirements as written.
To date, APhA has raised close to $42,000 for the organization.
ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

Pharmacy Market News

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.
Allergan has announced that it has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.
PDX and MarkeTouch Media have announced a new integration that will incorporate the certification of the PDX EPS Patient Notification Service with MarkeTouch Media’s outbound and mobile notifications for prescription status updates.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The American Cancer Society and CVS Health have announced a new initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States.
MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia.
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