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Twitter Could Help Predict and Prevent Asthma Flare-Ups
Rachel Lutz
Tweets about asthma could provide clues to asthma-related emergency room visits.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacy schools may want to consider placing a greater focus on HIV education, since a new study suggests there’s still HIV stigma among some pharmacy students.
Rachel Lutz
Patient satisfaction is based on more than just time spent with a single health care provider.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer, now have a new treatment option.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
One of the passengers on EgyptAir flight MS804 that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea may have been a pharmacist.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The transition from an acute hospitalization back into the community introduces ample opportunities for medication errors, and HIV patients who need dosage adjustments and intense monitoring are particularly liable to them.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A pharmacy assistant sought help from the police after she noticed she felt sick at work and the beverages she drank there tended to have a strange, bitter taste.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The FDA has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab (Opdivo) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma who have relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and post-transplantation brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) treatment.

Association News

“Experts agree: generic drugs drive savings, not costs. Generics saved the U.S. health system $254 billion in 2014, according to the most recent Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report compiled by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on behalf of GPhA.
ASHP is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide an online training course for hospital and critical access hospital (CAH) surveyors on pharmaceutical compounding and USP Chapter <797> standards.
Today, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association wrote a letter to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) expressing strong opposition to the Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act, a bill that would increase the cost of prescription medicines without addressing the root causes of drug abuse.
ASHP today announced the official launch of Standardize 4 Safety, a three-year, multiphase interprofessional initiative focused on creating and promoting national standard concentrations for intravenous and oral liquid medications.
National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement today in response to enactment of Oklahoma's S.B. 1150, legislation to boost transparency in generic prescription drug pricing and reimbursement.

Pharmacy Market News

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.
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.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

CVS Pharmacy has announced that the company will launch digital receipts as a new option for all members of its ExtraCare Rewards program.
CVS Pharmacy has announced the grand opening of its New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward location, becoming the first major retailer to build in the neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina.
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