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Anticonvulsant Aptiom Approved for Partial-Onset Seizures
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has expanded the use of Sunovion’s anticonvulsant eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) as monotherapy for partial-onset seizures.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The 340B Program “mega-guidance” recently released by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) sets stricter standards for contract pharmacy use.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It can be hard to motivate those who need the flu vaccine the most.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
All US states now permit electronic prescribing of controlled substances, with Missouri’s recent formal authorization making it the final state to do so.
Krystle Vermes
A generic equivalent to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s entecavir (Baraclude) hepatitis B treatment has been approved by the FDA.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
In the recent past, bipolar disorder has been classified as the most costly mental illness.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A list of the most debilitating diseases a patient may face over his or her lifetime was recently curated by Healthcare Business and Technology.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA has proposed adding a 4-letter suffix to the names of biosimilars to distinguish them from their biologic counterparts.

Association News

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today announced the winners of the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued a statement in response to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM released today.
NACDS today bestowed pharmacy’s highest honor – the Harold W. Pratt Award – to industry leader Robert Thompson during today’s business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo.
In conjunction with IMS Health, the NACDS Foundation recognized two industry leaders with the IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award.

Pharmacy Market News

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens and the United Nations have has kicked off their third Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign, with Walgreens pledging to help provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade pharmacy between now and August 31, 2016.
The Kroger Co. family of stores is partnering with Feeding America and the country's dairy farmers and milk companies to encourage its shoppers to 'Pour It Forward' by donating nutrient-rich milk to families in need in their local communities.
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