Pharmacists’ Role in the Emerging Biosimilar Market
Biosimilars have become increasingly popular in the last few years.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Recently, there’s been an uptick in studies and articles about functional dyspepsia (FD). The reason is probably that FD is quite common (10% to 15% of the US population has it), and many clinicians fail to differentiate FD from other gastrointestinal disturbances.
Meghan Ross
Pharmacists who launched marketing campaigns for flu shots in late summer may have jumped the gun for their older patients.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA recently approved Aralez Pharmaceuticals’ Yosprala, a once-daily, fixed-dose combination of the antiplatelet agent aspirin and the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now advising against giving codeine to children.
Krystle Vermes
Teva has just launched daptomycin for injection, a generic version of Cubicin, in the US market.
Flu vaccines are already available at many retail pharmacy locations, though the flu season typically starts on October 1.

Association News

Wholesalers, Grocers, Regional Chains and State Pharmacist Groups Back Legislation
Medicines for Europe and GPhA are committed to supporting positive developments of the negotiations for a TTIP and in particular the regulatory cooperation of pharmaceuticals therein.
ASCP Looks to Fast-Paced October and November
Emmy-award-winning writer and Saturday Night Live alumnus Seth Meyers will headline the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Dinner, which will be held on December 1, 2016, in New York City.
In our view, the recent focus and attention being paid to drug prices has the potential to bear positive results.

Pharmacy Market News

FLAVORx Helps Retail Partners Improve the Pharmacy Experience by Personalizing Medication for Young Children

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Price Chopper and Market 32 customers and teammates from throughout the company’s six state footprint helped raise $23,679 during the month-long fundraising campaign for United Way.
To help meet the growing need for skin care resources and accessible care and treatment, Walgreens has launched a new skin care answers platform.
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