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Active Shooter Situations Increasing in Hospitals
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Health-system pharmacists may see an increasing threat of active shooter situations in their hospitals.
Rachel Lutz
Interferon-free, all-oral drug regimens result in high rates of sustained virologic response for patients co-infected with hepatitis C virus and HIV.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA today published several public notifications advising consumers to avoid a number of supplemental products marketed for sexual enhancement that were found to contain a potentially dangerous, undeclared ingredient.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Adderall, Concerta, morphine, and Ritalin were some of the prescription medications tossed into a robber’s Hello Kitty bag at a pharmacy in Shelby, Ohio.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Comorbid anxiety disorders compound challenges associated with bipolar disorder treatment.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
A pair of phase 3 studies recently demonstrated that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ investigational treatment for moderate-to-severe asthma in patients with elevated blood eosinophils reduces asthma exacerbation rates by at least half.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
Almost all women and seniors with atrial fibrillation should be receiving blood thinners, advises a new analysis of updated clinical practice guidelines.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Antibiotic prescribing rates tend to rise when retail clinics and physician offices compete for patients in affluent areas with abundant access to health care professionals.

Association News

GPhA applauds the bipartisan reintroduction of the Food and Drug Administration Safety Over Sequestration Act.
Urging recognition of pharmacists as health care providers under Medicare Part B, NACDS cited that retail pharmacies are often the most readily accessible health care provider.
The National Community Pharmacists Association has written lawmakers to provide pharmacists’ feedback and recommendations to improve so-called "lock-in pharmacy” provisions within H.R. 1021.
The American Society for Consultant Pharmacists has announced it will host a discussion for all stakeholders in long-term care.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores expressed support for the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recognition of preserving pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.
Biosimilars are poised to dramatically impact patient care in the United States.
AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2016 for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2016 Call Letter.
ASHP will recognize the achievements of an accomplished group of health care practitioners with the organization’s 2015 Board of Directors’ Awards.

Pharmacy Market News

As of March 1, 2015, approximately 7,739,202 common shares of FMI (none of which were tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery) had been tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer.
Cordis is a leader in the development and manufacture of interventional vascular technology with 2014 net revenues of approximately $780 million.
In support of International Rare Disease Day, the company is hosting several events internationally to help raise awareness of rare diseases as a critical global health issue requiring ongoing research, education and new treatments.

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