Record Number of Unwanted Drugs Collected During DEA's Latest Take-Back Day
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Americans dropped off a record 447 tons of unwanted medications during the latest Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
The NACDS Foundation is launching a Zika virus education initiative in Puerto Rico that will encourage women to consult pharmacists and physicians about ways to protect themselves and their unborn children.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Even when patients are granted access to a health care services price transparency tool, they don’t seem to reduce their spending habits.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
New Jersey could become the next US state to permit pharmacists to provide birth control without a prescription.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Former University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Dean Jessie Lyle Bootman is pleading not guilty to charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, aggravated assault, kidnapping, and administering a dangerous drug to another person.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ pimavanserin (Nuplazid), the first drug that can help treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, the only pharmacist in Congress, recently penned a passionate op-ed in The Hill to make a case for pharmacist provider status.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, and William A. Villaume, PhD
Numerous studies have supported the use of motivational interviewing in health care to reduce cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood alcohol level, and weight.

Association News

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauds the House Appropriations Committee for approving the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations funding bill with provisions that would stop the Food and Drug Administration from using federal funds to finalize or implement its Proposed Rule to update generic drug labeling requirements as written.
To date, APhA has raised close to $42,000 for the organization.
ASHP recently launched a certificate program for pharmacists who are interested in expanding their roles as educators in residency programs, patient care environments, and other instructional settings.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

Pharmacy Market News

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will be the first-ever CEO to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Equality March on Sunday, June 12.
Allergan has announced that it has acquired Topokine Therapeutics, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.
PDX and MarkeTouch Media have announced a new integration that will incorporate the certification of the PDX EPS Patient Notification Service with MarkeTouch Media’s outbound and mobile notifications for prescription status updates.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The American Cancer Society and CVS Health have announced a new initiative to provide grants to 125 institutions of higher learning to help accelerate and expand the number of tobacco-free college and university campuses throughout the United States.
MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia.
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