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Make No Assumptions About Medication Adherence in Aging Heart Failure Patients
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Americans make many assumptions about aging, and health care providers are no exception.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Taking more nutritional supplements than needed may increase a patient’s risk of cancer.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
COPD patients must clear major hurdles before and after initiating nebulizer use.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
While many parents remain concerned that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine could cause their children to develop autism, a study has reaffirmed there is no link between the vaccine’s use and increased autism risk.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A Houston-based gang called the 5th Ward has been accused of burglarizing 18 pharmacies since January 2014.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved a second-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
The JNC 8 guidelines are based on 27 large clinical trials that are often discussed in isolation, but have never been aggregated into a single source until now.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has awarded Breakthrough Therapy status to crizotinib (Xalkori) for ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer.

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The proposed new policy reminds pharmacists to verify orders with prescribing veterinarians if there are questions.
Each video covers topics such as getting organized, identifying and enrolling patients in a program, and steps to take prior to and the day of patient pick up.
The bill will improve access to health care through pharmacists and their patient care services.
NCPA supports this legislation in the hope that it can help achieve a better balance to reduce prescription drug abuse while ensuring those patients with chronic, debilitating pain have access to essential medications.
H.R. 471 will help curb prescription drug abuse and protect patient access to medically-necessary medications.
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