News

Pharmacy Recalls Compounded Drugs Due to Sterility Concerns
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.
Krystle Vermes
Janssen is asking the FDA to update the label of its once-daily hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug simeprevir (Olysio).
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
At the front lines of health care, pharmacists may be in a position to encourage obese patients to lose weight.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
As many as 1 in 10 health care providers prescribe antibiotics for almost every patient they see with a cold or bronchitis, despite the fact that antibiotics are not effective against these viral infections.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Pharmacists may have noticed greater emergency contraception (EC) use among teens over the last decade, a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study suggests.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has expanded the indication for Amgen's carfilzomib (Kyprolis) in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone to treat patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 prior therapy.

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.
Voters across the political spectrum strongly support sunshine legislation that would increase transparency into generic prescription drug payments made by pharmacy benefit manager corporations.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) commented this week on proposed regulations that would guide the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased that the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health has unanimously advanced H.R. 1725.

Pharmacy Market News

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered a collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize new antibody cancer treatments in the emerging field of immuno-oncology.
Celgene Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Strix Corporation, has commenced its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Receptos, Inc.
Bayer HealthCare and Sprint Bioscience AB have entered into a collaboration and license agreement for the research, development, and commercialization of oncological drug candidates.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Three innovative community pharmacies have been named as winners of Cardinal Health's 2015 Independent Pharmacy Best Practices.
In recognition of his patient-oriented service, John Balch, RPh, has been named Medicine Shoppe International's 2015 Franchisee of the Year.
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