What Family Pharmacies Can Learn from the Plight of Family Farms
Family farms continue to disappear as globalization pushes farming to consolidation and specialization. Will the same thing happen to family pharmacy?
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Influenza and pneumonia make up the 8th leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in approximately 55,227 deaths annually, according to the CDC. Despite vaccines’ well-documented safety and efficacy, adult vaccination rates remain below goal, with only 65% and 61.3% of older adults vaccinated every year for influenza and pneumonia, respectively.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The Delaware State Police Robbery Unit has arrested and charged 2 men connected to a string of pharmacy robberies across Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Krystle Vermes
Wells Pharmacy Network (WPN) is recalling all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016, and September 14, 2016, because the FDA has concerns about a lack of sterility assurance.
This article summarizes recent literature surrounding the use of tolvaptan for acute heart failure.
When was the last time you looked closely at the Clinical Studies section of a prescription’s package insert?
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The FDA has just approved the first automated insulin delivery device for patients 14 years and older with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Allison Gilchrist and Katie Eder, Director of Content
Pharmacists should recommend asthma spacers to patients taking inhaler therapy for uncontrolled asthma because the devices can help improve hand-breath coordination while reducing side effects of inhaled medication.

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

CVS Health has announced that it has expanded access to the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia, allowing CVS Pharmacy patients to access the medication without an individual prescription.
Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation have announced the launch of the 2016 "Get a Shot, Give a Shot" campaign, a fourth-year collaboration to help provide life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries.
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