Could an OTC Antacid Treat Tuberculosis?
Rachel Lutz
The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with acute coronary syndrome need to call 911 immediately, but before it occurs, pharmacists can counsel patients on what they need to know about the heart condition.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Tight glucose control tempers insidious progress of diabetes. Nevertheless, lifestyle modifications and metformin monotherapy eventually fail to control blood glucose sufficiently in most patients.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The unlawful actions of a former University of Connecticut pharmacy supervisor allegedly cost the university nearly $38,000.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Pharmacist intervention can improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
The FDA is continuing to work with clozapine manufacturers to develop a timeline for the program’s full implementation.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Total spending on prescription drugs in the United States on a net price basis is expected to reach up to $400 billion by 2020, a new forecast suggests.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The leading cause of death worldwide is preventable.

Association News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauds the House Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations funding bill with provisions that would stop the Food and Drug Administration from using federal funds to finalize or implement its Proposed Rule to update generic drug labeling requirements as written.
To date, APhA has raised close to $42,000 for the organization.
ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

Pharmacy Market News

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.
Allergan has announced that it has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.
PDX and MarkeTouch Media have announced a new integration that will incorporate the certification of the PDX EPS Patient Notification Service with MarkeTouch Media’s outbound and mobile notifications for prescription status updates.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health has announced that the first CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores are now open in Utah.
Meijer is expanding its partnerships with healthcare providers and hospital systems, which includes adding a relationship with a health system in Wisconsin and a fourth health system in Michigan.
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