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Pharmacy Dispensed Wrong Drug to 4-Year-Old Girl
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
An Arkansas family is taking legal action against a pharmacy for dispensing the wrong medication to a 4-year-old child.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Pharmacists know that a cough can be triggered by many stimuli.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A Super Bowl 50 commercial may be encouraging patients to seek help for their constipation.
The FDA has accepted for review Otsuka and Lundbeck’s supplemental new drug application for a label update to brexipiprazole.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists might be surprised to learn that Pinterest is a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved betamethasone dipropionate spray, 0.05%, as a treatment for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients aged 18 years and older.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Medication errors injure thousands of patients annually, and while mistakes occur with all medication classes, those involving antiretroviral therapies are particularly troublesome.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Acute respiratory infections such as the common cold are often accompanied by cough and congestion caused by mucus hypersecretion.

Association News

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing progress in the effort to spur collaboration among health and enforcement authorities for drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association welcomes efforts in the Obama administration’s FY2017 budget to improve access to more affordable generic medicines.
“The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its Biosimilars Council commend the Food and Drug Administration for hosting today’s Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting on the infliximab biosimilar, an important step toward advancing science and encouraging more choices for patients who previously would have to rely on costly brand biologic medicines.
Policy and political analysis and idea-sharing are in full swing at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference – which focuses on the needs of National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chain-member companies that operate from four to 250 stores each, as well as their supplier partners.
Medicine Shoppe International and the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation today announced that its Benson, AZ location has received community pharmacy accreditation.

Pharmacy Market News

Allergan has entered into a global agreement with AstraZeneca to develop and commercialize ATM-AVI, an investigational, fixed-dose antibiotic combining aztreonam and avibactam.
Johnson & Johnson has announced it has joined more than 80 companies and organizations in signing the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, an industry-wide call to action announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health is offering Meningitis B vaccines to people living in Santa Clara County, California, in response to confirmed cases of Meningitis B on the Santa Clara University campus.
Walgreens has announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis.
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