Retired Pharmacist Attends More Than 1000 Consecutive College Basketball Games
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
There’s no guessing which team retired pharmacist Irving Rider is rooting for this March Madness.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today authorized the use of the first device approved to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Sagent Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling 6 lots of its atracurium besylate injection following FDA observations of practices at the manufacturer’s site that could potentially affect the products’ sterility.
Davy James, Associate Editor
After years of debate and regulatory hurdles, a milestone was achieved today when the FDA approved the first biosimilar in the United States.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Tweeting about quitting may help smokers actually kick the habit.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
In light of misrepresented statistics and overstated fears about statin-related adverse events, here are 3 of the biggest myths your patients may have heard about these life-saving medications—and the facts
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A man from Virginia has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of a pharmacist.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Since patients with Barrett’s esophagus seem to progress to cancerous stages faster than others, health care professionals might perceive that controlling acid reflux would prevent the transition.

Association News

Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, DC, Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report, will keynote the National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxIMPACT Day.
Roughly three-quarters of pharmacists said they would feel confident or very confident substituting an interchangeable biosimilar for its branded biologic counterpart if the two products share the same nonproprietary name.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy applauds the House Ways & Means Committee for approving legislation that contains measures to prevent prescription drug abuse under the Medicare Part D program.
GPhA applauds the bipartisan reintroduction of the Food and Drug Administration Safety Over Sequestration Act.
Urging recognition of pharmacists as health care providers under Medicare Part B, NACDS cited that retail pharmacies are often the most readily accessible health care provider.

Pharmacy Market News

First Databank will be the primary distributor of Polyglot’s proprietary Meducation simplified patient medication instructions to the hospital, ambulatory and pharmacy markets in the US and Canada.
As of March 1, 2015, approximately 7,739,202 common shares of FMI (none of which were tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery) had been tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer.

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