Using Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Fight HIV Infection
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has allowed the long-term effects of HIV infection and chronic medication toxicity to become the primary cause of death and disability. However, HIV-positive patients are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and cancers due to excessive inflammation, and HAART does not eliminate HIV-related inflammation even if the patient adheres to treatment perfectly.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Compared with standard-of-care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study found that medication therapy management (MTM) increased adherence more than 30%.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Ten defendants were charged in a 35-count superseding indictment in connection with their involvement in a $100-million health care fraud conspiracy against TRICARE.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Lundbeck’s Carnexiv, also known as carbamazepine, as a short-term (≤7 days) intravenous replacement treatment for adults with certain seizure types who cannot take the oral form of carbamazepine.
People with small children should be extra cautious around this time of year by making sure any medications, vitamins, and supplements are locked somewhere that is out of reach from children.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Tecentriq is the first anti-PDL1 cancer immunotherapy approved for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
Drug coupons that reduce the copay for brand-name medications have sometimes been criticized for driving up health care costs, but it possible that there’s an upside to their use as well?
This article discusses recent changes in Medicare.

Association News

Sharlea Leatherwood, PD, a community pharmacist who shaped the community pharmacy industry through her leadership and advocacy efforts, was awarded the 2016 John W. Dargavel Medal today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during a ceremony at NCPA's 2016 Annual Convention in New Orleans.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation today announced the top NCPA Student Chapters, outstanding Student Chapter Members, and the Faculty Liaison of the Year during a ceremony at the NCPA 2016 Annual Convention.
James T. Sajbel, RPh, owner of the Prescription Shop in Pueblo, Colo., yesterday was named the 2016 National Preceptor of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during the NCPA 2016 Annual Convention in New Orleans.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation announced that James Schiffer, an associate with the law firm Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP and a former independent pharmacy owner, is the recipient of this year's NARD® Ownership Award.
Randy McDonough, RPh, co-owner of three independent community pharmacies in Iowa, has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2016 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

Pharmacy Market News

FLAVORx Helps Retail Partners Improve the Pharmacy Experience by Personalizing Medication for Young Children

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Rite Aid Corporation have announced that they have mutually agreed to extend the end date of their merger agreement from 27 October 2016 to 27 January 2017.
CVS Health has announced the national rollout of CVS Pay, an end-to-end mobile payment solution at CVS Pharmacy.
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