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2 Useful Pharmacogenomics Resources for Pharmacists
As personalized medicine gains traction and acceptance, pharmacists are more likely to encounter pharmacogenomic information.
You may have heard about direct and indirect remuneration fees looming over the heads of independent community pharmacy owners.
When a patient begins using insulin to manage diabetes, the initial dose is just a starting point.
Krystle Vermes
Texas-based Talon Compounding Pharmacy (TCP) recently issued a voluntary recall of all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin amid FDA concerns about sterility assurance.
Melissa Laracy, PharmD Candidate, 2017
HIV currently affects 1.2 million Americans and nearly 37 million individuals worldwide.
Krystle Vermes
Mylan recently announced that it has launched a generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets in 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg dosage strengths.
Extended interval dosing provides the patient with higher dose as well as less frequent dosing interval.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Health care providers often frame their immunization promotions by explaining that vaccination protects the individual.

Association News

“A new report from the Office of the Actuary shows that the cost of Medicare's catastrophic prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7 billion in 2013 to $51.3 billion in 2015, largely because of rising brand drug costs."
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is thanking 37 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have sent a letter to House and Senate negotiators, urging them to advance an important TRICARE pilot program as part of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
More than 30 national health care decision-makers have gathered outside of the Nation’s Capital this week for an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy event focusing on innovations in diabetes care that are producing changes to treatment options, patient engagement, accountability and patient-provider interactions.
The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced the establishment of a new Innovation Center that is intended to further assist and speed up the evolution of independent community pharmacies in a changing health care environment.

Pharmacy Market News

Equashield has announced that the company’s flagship Equashield product has been selected the Gold Winner of the General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellent Aware competition.
Pfizer Inc. and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share for a total transaction value of approximately $5.2 billion,
Amgen has announced the launch of the Breakaway from Heart Disease campaign to help make heart health a priority.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Texas that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the state.
In the first national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens has installed safe medication disposal kiosks at 288 pharmacies across 21 states and Washington DC.
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