8 Product Recalls Pharmacists Should Know
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA and pharmaceutical companies together initiated several noteworthy product recalls and market withdrawals in the last few months.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The recent school shooting in Oregon has sparked a familiar conversation about mental illness in the United States.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA is considering expanding the use for a drug currently indicated as a chronic hepatitis C (HCV) treatment.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
No OTC products for sale and few customers coming in with prescriptions to fill were 2 reasons why a pharmacy in California seemed suspicious.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) will no longer require final printed labeling to approve Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs).
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved a new treatment combination of Gilead’s ambrisentan (Letairis) with Lilly’s tadalafil (Cialis) to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists should take some time to counsel patients on the pros and cons of each antidepressant to help them select the best regimen.
Krystle Vermes
Roche has launched a new HbA1C test to identify diabetes risk and diagnose and monitor patients with diabetes.

Association News

The increasing roles that pharmacists and their national associations are taking in mental health care are illustrated in a new document from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). “Focus on mental health: The contribution of the pharmacist” is to be published tomorrow on World Mental Health Day.
A new Avalere Health study of the nation's growing long term care pharmacy sector - the most detailed analysis since Medicare Part D was implemented in 2006 - finds LTC pharmacies playing a greater role in seniors' clinical care as new health payment and delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payments and value-based purchasing proliferate amid a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its Biosimilars Council strongly support efforts to improve worldwide patient access to affordable medicines.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has become an official observer organization at the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
The first ever international overview of the extent of the advanced and specialised roles that pharmacists are undertaking, and the mechanisms supporting these developments, was presented at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences today.

Pharmacy Market News

Eli Lilly and Company has announced plans to add 30,000 square feet and approximately 50 new jobs to its research and development presence at the Alexandria Center for Life Science.
AbbVie is launching Voices of HS, a new global campaign to increase awareness and support for people who have hidradenitis suppurativa.
AkzoNobel’s work in the area of product stewardship has been recognized with the 2015 European Responsible Care Award from the European Chemicals Industry Association.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Fred's has named John Foley as the Company's Executive Vice President of Store Operations, effective October 7, 2015.
The Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded 29 grants totaling $924,551 to help non-profit health care institutions across the country improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care.
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