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5 Trending Pharmacy Stories to Read This Weekend
Pharmacy Times Staff
Make sure to check out this week’s not-to-be-missed pharmacy headlines.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Two compounding pharmacists from Alabama will spend a year in prison for distributing tainted drugs.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The FDA has sent a complete response letter to Lipocine for its potential oral testosterone product.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Black patients with atrial fibrillation are more likely to experience stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease than their white counterparts.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Fun in the sun could take a turn for the worse if patients aren’t careful about their medications.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Here’s a quick reminder for pharmacy students and young patients: leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Lauren Trahan, 2017 PharmD Candidate
More than one-third of US adults are obese, according to the CDC.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA is asking for more scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients in OTC topical antiseptic rubs, including hand sanitizers.

Association News

During the 68th annual session of its House of Delegates in Baltimore earlier this month, the ASHP House of Delegates approved a professional policy calling on Congress to ban direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medication-containing devices.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is proud to announce the launch of the Biosimilars Resource Center, an unbiased, policy-neutral repository of educational resources and information on biosimilars for pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
As public health authorities seek to raise awareness about HIV testing, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is evaluating a model which may provide patients with increased access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and link patients to a specialized physician or health department as needed for further care.
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.

Pharmacy Market News

Equashield has announced that the company’s flagship Equashield product has been selected the Gold Winner of the General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellent Aware competition.
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.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases, as well as in-store purchases.
The Rite Aid Foundation has announced a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region to help the victims, families and communities affected by last week's historic flooding.
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