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Gang Targets Pharmacies for Burglaries
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.
Benjamin S. Barnhart
Between the busy, fast-paced working conditions and the sheer amount of prescriptions being processed, the heightened possibility for error is certainly a viable concern for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
HIV-infected men may be more sensitive to alcohol’s effects.
Katie Eder, Senior Editor
Four fast-acting liquid Mucinex medicines have been voluntarily recalled by RB due to mislabeling.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Pharmacists in New Jersey now have a new tool to use in their efforts to prevent drug diversion and abuse, thanks to a mobile app recently launched by the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs.

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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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