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Can Concomitant Flu, PCV, and DTaP Vaccines Affect Febrile Seizure Risk?
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
During febrile seizures, babies fall unconscious and may convulse. Their eyes may roll back, and their limbs may twitch or become rigid.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A pharmacist has been accused of scheming with a dentist to prescribe and dispense controlled substances, and then splitting the pills.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has rejected KemPharm Inc’s benzhydrocodone and acetaminophen (Adapaz), a potential abuse-deterrent treatment for acute pain.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
It’s common knowledge that obesity is a major problem in the United States, but what have been the trends in obesity rates over the years?
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The 2015-2016 influenza season was remarkably mild compared to the previous 3 flu seasons.
Pharmacy Times Staff
Make sure to check out this week’s not-to-be-missed pharmacy headlines.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved OPKO Health Inc’s calcifediol (Rayaldee) extended-release tablets for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in adults with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease who are vitamin D deficient.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacists were among the 301 individuals charged in the largest health care fraud takedown in history, both in terms of the number of those charged and the amount of money lost.

Association News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its Biosimilars Council strongly support H.R. 5573 introduced this week by Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Jan Schakowsky.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy today released a set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care economic information with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need to determine the “value” of new medicines.
Ten additional companies have confirmed their engagement in the forward-thinking Vision 2027 attraction in the Exhibit Hall at the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo – which will be held August 6-9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Representatives Todd Yong and Ron Kind issued statements this week to the United States House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in support of pharmacists having a larger role in health care as part of a hearing on legislation to improve and sustain the Medicare program.
The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced a new educational program to empower community pharmacy owners to re-engineer their practices to participate in clinical service opportunities.

Pharmacy Market News

Pfizer Inc. and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share for a total transaction value of approximately $5.2 billion,
Amgen has announced the launch of the Breakaway from Heart Disease campaign to help make heart health a priority.
The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida.
Meijer has opened new 192,000-square-foot supercenters in Flossmoor and Round Lake Beach, bringing shoppers more convenient access to a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.
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