Colorado Pharmacists Cautious About Providing Naloxone
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Naloxone expanded-access provisions that recently took effect in Colorado practically push pharmacists to provide the opioid overdose antidote to anyone requesting it.
Krystle Vermes
Janssen is asking the FDA to update the label of its once-daily hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug simeprevir (Olysio).
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
At the front lines of health care, pharmacists may be in a position to encourage obese patients to lose weight.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
As many as 1 in 10 health care providers prescribe antibiotics for almost every patient they see with a cold or bronchitis, despite the fact that antibiotics are not effective against these viral infections.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Pharmacists may have noticed greater emergency contraception (EC) use among teens over the last decade, a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study suggests.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has expanded the indication for Amgen's carfilzomib (Kyprolis) in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone to treat patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 prior therapy.
Rachel Lutz
With biosimilars set to enter the US health care market, pharmacists will soon have new factors to consider when selecting and dispensing products.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) recently outlined safe practices for certain error-prone medications.

Association News

The Biosimilars Council strongly urges the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA to avoid any departure from the currently accepted international nonproprietary naming system.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation will be showcasing the Patient Self-Management Solutions at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased that the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health has unanimously advanced H.R. 1725.
With one month until the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo kicks off in Denver, Colorado, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced that the Exhibit Hall is sold out.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention delivered cheer in the form of 300 big green boxes to patients at Children’s National Health System during a "Cheeriodicals Day" event held on July 22, 2015.

Pharmacy Market News

The Novartis Foundation announces four new members of its Board of trustees.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that it has withdrawn its cash and stock proposal to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Mylan N.V.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Allergan plc(NYSE:AGN) to acquire Allergan Generics in a transaction valued at $40.5 billion.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Three innovative community pharmacies have been named as winners of Cardinal Health's 2015 Independent Pharmacy Best Practices.
In recognition of his patient-oriented service, John Balch, RPh, has been named Medicine Shoppe International's 2015 Franchisee of the Year.
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