New Target for Antiobesity, Antidiabetic Drugs Discovered
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Scientists recently discovered a promising target for creating new anti-obesity and anti-diabetes treatments.
Nanette Coleman, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE
Many patients with diabetes often do not completely grasp the consequences of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia on vascular health, and health care providers should not assume that a patient has been well educated on the pathophysiology of diabetes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved the first generic versions of 4 drugs―Benicar tablets, Benicar HCT tabets, Azor tablets, and Tribenzor tablets―that contain the widely used blood pressure-lowering medication olmesartan medoxomil.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The everyday compounding pharmacist is there to meet the needs of patients—both human and animal.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Pharmacists endure heavy workloads and long hours, but does all this time and effort actually do more harm than good?
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease. AD onset is most common between 3 months and 6 months of age, with approximately 60% of patients developing the eruption in the first year of life and 90% by 5 years of age. The majority of affected individuals (70% to 90%) have resolution of disease by adulthood
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Zinc's major role in metabolism, endocrine regulation, immune response, and normal growth and development in humans has been well documented.
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FAND
More than 86 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, 29 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and another 8.1 million Americans are living with undiagnosed diabetes.

Association News

First Professional Development Provider to Integrate with BPS Reporting Platform in Real Time
BPS to move the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications
FDA-funded ASHP Project Also Announces Comment Period for Oral Liquid Recommendations
Today the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) announced that Jeffrey K. Francer will join the association as Senior Vice President and General Counsel beginning November 14, 2016.
Independent community pharmacies are a critical prescription drug access point for patients, particularly in underserved areas, according to the 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, released at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Annual Convention.

Pharmacy Market News

The new EPS TampAlert Tamper-Evident Cap for Metric Only Oral Syringes helps pharmacists and nurses provide this protection for oral medication.
QS/1 is excited to release one of the first pharmacy-to-agency interfaces for Therap, the leading provider in electronic records and documentation in long-term care environments for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Kaleo has announced that it will reintroduce Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

In recognition of customers who protect themselves, their families and their communities by getting flu shots this season, the Rite Aid Foundation has announced that it is donating more than $1.8 million to KidCents charities.
CVS Health has released new data illustrating the impact of the company's Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program.
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