Patient Satisfaction Scores Lower for Large Urban Hospitals
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Hospitals serving large populations of non-native English speakers perform worse on patient satisfaction scores that are tied to reimbursement from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA today approved a new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: tiotropium bromide and olodaterol inhalation spray.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA had accepted for review Tris Pharma’s New Drug Application for its extended-release liquid amphetamine to treat ADHD in children.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Electronic prescribing technology is permitting pharmacists to focus less on administrative tasks and more on providing direct patient care.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although previous reports focused on the risks of antidepressant use in new mothers, a recent study stressed the benefits these drugs provide for women with postpartum depression.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is an increasingly common cause of inpatient mortality, and recurrent CDAD remains clinically challenging.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Patients inaccurately diagnosed by their health care providers are more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotics that can lead to drug resistance, clinical failure, and adverse events.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
To give health-system pharmacists more time to concentrate on patient-centered care, a hospital has enlisted the help of a robot named Tug to deliver medications to nursing stations.

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However, AMCP is disappointed that the bill stripped an earlier provision that would have addressed payment fraud in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program.
The APhA designed the Patient Self-Management Credential for Diabetes to create meaningful interactions between patients and providers.
Latifa M. Boyce
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is bringing together national medicines control laboratory officials, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen regional cooperation for improved medicines quality in the Asia-Pacific region.
Steve Arnoff
GPhA commends House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Rep. Diana DeGette, Health Subcommittee Chair Joe Pitts, and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green for their bipartisan leadership around fostering the development of new cures.
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention responded to multiple actions regarding dietary supplements containing drugs or drug analogs.

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AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Pharmacyclics, Inc.
Suresh Kumar
Sanofi today announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as a new member of the Executive Committee, effective June 1, 2015.
Mylan N.V. today announced that it was asked by the Irish Takeover Panel to issue the following clarification and retraction in accordance with the Irish Takeover Rules (the "Rules").

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