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Pharmacists Optimize MTM Outcomes in ACOs
Rachel Lutz
Pharmacists play an important role in ensuring optimal patient outcomes within accountable care organizations.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
Feeling #angry, #stressed, or #tired? Such negative tweets within a given region can indicate increased heart disease risk, according to University of Pennsylvania Medical School researchers.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Only about half of girls immunized against human papillomavirus received the vaccine at the age recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
UCB recently announced that the FDA has accepted for review its New Drug Application for brivaracetam, an investigational treatment for partial-onset seizures in patients aged >16 years with epilepsy.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The FDA announced today that it will permit the marketing of a mobile medical app that will help patients with diabetes share data from a continuous glucose monitor with other individuals.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in patients aged 10 to 25 years.
Krystle Vermes
New research findings on the pathogen behind the flu could increase the effectiveness of influenza immunization programs.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved Akorn’s phenylephrine hydrochloride (HCl) ophthalmic solution, an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor agonist indicated to dilate the pupil.

Association News

Leaders of Senate and House committees with health care jurisdiction should hold oversight hearings to examine the issues that plagued approximately 50,000 beneficiaries who are covered by Aetna Medicare Part D drug plans.
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the smoke-free win for the people of New Orleans.
Legislation to help curb prescription drug diversion and abuse and protect patients in need of medications received support from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores this week.
The American Pharmacists Association today announced the selection of the 2015 Awards and Honors Program recipients. Honorees will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, March 27-30, 2015.

Pharmacy Market News

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Avella just announced the release of patient satisfaction data, which documents the overwhelmingly positive experience that customers have had with the national specialty pharmacy.
The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.
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