Pharmacies Earn Top Scores in Customer Service
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacies are rated as some of the best places to receive top-notch customer service in America.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Often caused by acid reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging inflammatory disease that is generally unresponsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The FDA has again rejected AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ application for a single-dose version of hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection (Makena) to reduce the risk of preterm birth for at-risk women.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
In addition to facing the risk of fatal overdose, kidney disease, and pneumonia, heroin users also have a greater likelihood of acquiring HIV.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A pharmacist in Indiana is looking to leverage pharmacists’ professional judgment in determining a patient’s need for pseudoephedrine products that can be used to make meth.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Long-term care pharmacies’ current prescription drug reimbursement model may not be sustainable, a new analysis suggests.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists should sound the alarm for patients on potential hearing loss associated with some medications.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has accepted Sandoz’s biologics license application for its proposed pegfilgrastim biosimilar.

Association News

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week leads into NACDS Foundation Dinner, which makes possible new research to battle antibiotic resistance.
Demonstrating its commitment to advancing patient care, today the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the launch of an 8 hour online continuing education program for pharmacists, nurses physicians and other healthcare professionals to empower patients to achieve positive health outcomes.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE, as Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation.
Bradley J. Arthur, RPh, National Community Pharmacists Association president and co-owner of BlackRock Pharmacy and Brighton-Eggert Pharmacy in Buffalo, NY, testified today before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.
Over 60 leaders from across the continuum of pharmacy practice, academia, industry, state boards of pharmacy and health care organizations gathered in Chicago, Illinois, on October 29-30, to participate in the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s invitational conference 40 Years Later: Current and Future Opportunities and Challenges in Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Pharmacy Market News

AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Perrigo for the divestment of US rights to Entocort, a gastroenterology medicine for patients with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease.
The boards of directors of Pfizer and Allergan have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will combine with Allergan.
Mylan has successfully completed the acquisition of certain women's healthcare businesses, now known as Jai Pharma, which were spun off from Famy Care Limited.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health has announced that Repatha from Amgen will be added as the only PCSK9 inhibitor on the CVS/caremark commercial formularies.
CVS has unveiled savings for ExtraCare Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at all 7,900 CVS/pharmacy locations.
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