Two-Thirds of Older Diabetics Have Poor Glycemic Control
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Only 1 in 3 older adults with diabetes meet the American Diabetes Association’s treatment targets for blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Developing more effective influenza vaccines for the elderly, who are often hit hardest when infected, has been a research focus for decades.
Corey Allikas
Teva has voluntarily recalled 6 lots of fluorouracil (Adrucil) injection due to contamination.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA approved a balloon device intended to help obese adult patients lose weight without invasive surgery.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Expanding upon efforts to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced plans for the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Krystle Vermes
A pharmacy in Washington is recalling unexpired human and veterinary compounded drugs due to concerns about their sterility.
Corey Allikas
Get ready to substitute these generics, if you aren’t doing so already.
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.

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 National Community Pharmacists Association has submitted comments in response to the Medicaid managed care proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that improved communications with pharmacies and other stakeholders can help control prescription drug abuse.
Voters across the political spectrum strongly support sunshine legislation that would increase transparency into generic prescription drug payments made by pharmacy benefit manager corporations.

Pharmacy Market News

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, has appointed Dr. Brian Rosenblatt, O.D., as director, Professional Strategy.
Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100% of its share capital for US$ 75.25 per share in cash.
Genzyme, a Sanofi company, has launched the fifth annual Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards program for non-profit organizations that serve the lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) patient community.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Reliance ACO has become the latest healthcare provider to join Rite Aid's Health Alliance initiative.
Reasor's is partnering with the Oklahoma Caring Van Program to immunizations to children the start of the school year.
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