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Krystle Vermes
An OTC allergy medication may be able to kill the bacteria behind Lyme disease, bringing researchers closer to developing the first targeted therapy for the debilitating infection.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Fed up with alleged unpaid overtime and missed rest periods, a Walmart pharmacist is fighting back against the retail giant with a class action suit.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Preventing exposures to blood and body fluids is critical to preventing occupationally acquired HIV.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
A new FDA approval has given women seeking long-term birth control an additional option.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling 10 lots of its 150 mg injectable colistimethate and 3 lots of its 600 mg injectable rifampin following FDA observations of aseptic practices at the manufacturer's site that could potentially affect the products’ sterility.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
What do Missy Elliot and Sia Furler have in common? Graves’ disease.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Four states are reporting recent progress on preventing pseudoephedrine diversion after implementing a real-time, stop-sale tracking system.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
Even short-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with significant increases in bleeding and cardiovascular event risk in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack.

Association News

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 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.
Bruce Josten, executive vice president for Government Affairs for the US Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the keynote speaker for the NACDS Political Action Committee breakfast during the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting.
Beyond urban access issues, need for ‘any willing pharmacy’ policy is clear.

Pharmacy Market News

Mylan Inc. announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to include GARDASIL9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines.
Actavis confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the FDA seeking approval to market Budesonide Extended-release Tablets, 9 mg.

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