Bridging Raises Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients on Warfarin
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
A practice-changing study suggests bridging anticoagulation does more harm than good in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with warfarin.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
California’s Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange marketplace is the first in the nation to enact a payment cap policy for expensive specialty drugs.
Krystle Vermes
The first 3-month treatment for schizophrenia is now commercially available in the United States.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Requiring clinicians to provide a reason for prescribing an antibiotic could curb overuse.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Women with lupus have been warned about becoming pregnant in the past, but new research posits that those with mild or moderate disease activity can carry a baby safely.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
All health care professionals acknowledge that prescription pain pill abuse is a problem.
Krystle Vermes
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has voted to recommend meningococcal group B vaccination for adolescents and young adults.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Pharmacists providing direct patient care should stay alert of serious blood exposures (BE).

Association News

The U.S Pharmacopeial Convention hosted a seminar on pharmacopeial and regulatory compliance at CPhI China 2015 to help industry leaders deepen their understanding of the latest quality standards.
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) has named ASHP as a professional development program provider for a seven-year cycle that begins January 1, 2016.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey issued a statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding federal insurance subsidies for individuals.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Chief Executive Officer Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in King vs. Burwell.
The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the availability of the Preliminary Program for its 2015 Annual Convention Oct. 10-14 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Pharmacy Market News

Celgene Corporation and Juno Therapeutics, Inc. announced today a global collaboration for the development and commercialization of immunotherapies.
Novartis announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The upgraded facility will support the company’s Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Specialty Coatings businesses. Completion is due in early 2016.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

As the summer months heat up, Rite Aid is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of The Skin Cancer Foundation's annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour for the eighth consecutive year.
53 years after Hendrik Meijer and his son, Fred, leveraged their successful grocery business, the Michigan Historical Commission has recognized Meijer for making history.
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