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14 Pharmacy Valentines to Dispense This Valentine's Day
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Propranolol is red, digoxin is blue. Your pharmacist’s heart may skip a beat if they get a valentine from you.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Health-system pharmacists can play a critical role in managing drug shortages to prevent medical errors and adverse events.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The White House is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is creeping into the United States and ravaging some foreign countries.
Krystle Vermes
Vertex Pharmaceuticals has received a complete response letter from the FDA for its supplemental new drug application for ivacaftor.
Pharmacy Times Staff
As the only pharmacist serving in Congress, US Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter is a critical leader of efforts to pass federal legislation pertinent to pharmacists.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
An Arkansas family is taking legal action against a pharmacy for dispensing the wrong medication to a 4-year-old child.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Pharmacists know that a cough can be triggered by many stimuli.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A Super Bowl 50 commercial may be encouraging patients to seek help for their constipation.

Association News

National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today in response to the detailed "preferred pharmacy" access analysis released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hailing progress in the effort to spur collaboration among health and enforcement authorities for drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association welcomes efforts in the Obama administration’s FY2017 budget to improve access to more affordable generic medicines.
“The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its Biosimilars Council commend the Food and Drug Administration for hosting today’s Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting on the infliximab biosimilar, an important step toward advancing science and encouraging more choices for patients who previously would have to rely on costly brand biologic medicines.
Policy and political analysis and idea-sharing are in full swing at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference – which focuses on the needs of National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chain-member companies that operate from four to 250 stores each, as well as their supplier partners.

Pharmacy Market News

AbbVie has announced the launch of the AbbVie Rheumatology Scholarship, designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with a rheumatologic disease as they pursue higher education goals.
Allergan has entered into a global agreement with AstraZeneca to develop and commercialize ATM-AVI, an investigational, fixed-dose antibiotic combining aztreonam and avibactam.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Health is offering Meningitis B vaccines to people living in Santa Clara County, California, in response to confirmed cases of Meningitis B on the Santa Clara University campus.
Walgreens has announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis.
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