Pharmacytimes offers continuing education (CE) courses, career guidance for pharmacy students, online-only articles, digital versions of the print issue, and more, that are essential to pharmacists en-us Mon, 23 Jan 17 16:52:02 +0000 Mon, 23 Jan 17 16:52:02 +0000 Novel Genital Herpes Vaccine Effective in Animal Trials A new trivalent vaccine that has proven effective in the prevention of HSV-2 in animal trials could be headed for human trials soon. Mon, 23 Jan 17 16:33:47 +0000 FDA Urges Pharmacists to Discuss Medications with Pet Owners After Deaths Reported <p>Marketed under the brand names Carac, Effudex and Fluoroplex, people using this medication should use care when applying and storing the medication if they are also in a household with pets, as even very small amounts could be dangerous to these animals.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 17 15:43:40 +0000 FDA Accepts NDA for Investigational Hypertension Drug The FDA has accepted&nbsp;the new drug application (NDA) for EZR-201, an investigational product from Ezra Innovations for the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.&nbsp; Fri, 20 Jan 17 15:23:13 +0000 CDC Calls for Improvement in Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women A new CDC report assesses factors that influence pregnant women&rsquo;s adherence to vaccination coverage recommendations.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 20 Jan 17 13:00:00 +0000 FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation The FDA announced the approval of Trulance (plecanatide), Synergy&rsquo;s once-daily oral treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adult patients. Thu, 19 Jan 17 22:18:01 +0000 Topical Treatment for Facial Redness Receives FDA Approval The FDA has approved Allergan&rsquo;s newest topical treatment for persistent facial erythema.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Jan 17 21:20:24 +0000 FDA Approves Generic Oral Treatment for Narcolepsy The FDA has approved the first generic version of Xyrem (sodium oxybate) oral solution for patients with narcolepsy under strict safety requirements.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Jan 17 17:49:40 +0000 Oxy Trafficking Scheme Lands Man Five-Year Imprisonment Sentence A man was recently sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment for his involvement in a drug trafficking organizations&rsquo; conspiracy scheme.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 19 Jan 17 15:58:50 +0000 Cannabidiol Chewing Gum Assessed as Possible IBS Treatment Developed by leading cannabinoid research and development company Axim Biotech, the cannabidiol (CBD) gum is designed to alleviate symptoms of IBS.&nbsp; Thu, 19 Jan 17 14:13:58 +0000 FDA Approves Opioid Treatment The FDA has approved Teva&rsquo;s Vantrela ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release tablets. Wed, 18 Jan 17 21:07:56 +0000 Partial ACA Repeal Could Leave Up to 32 Million Uninsured, Report Estimates Amidst recent efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, a newly-released report has suggested that repealing several provisions of the health reform law could potentially raise premiums and leave millions of Americans without health insurance coverage. Wed, 18 Jan 17 20:50:22 +0000 Biosimilar Interchangeability Subject of FDA Document Requirements will vary based on the nature of the proposed interchangeable product, and may include an evaluation of data and information generated to support a demonstration of a biological product&rsquo;s biosimilarity. Wed, 18 Jan 17 13:25:02 +0000 ADHD Candidate Drug Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint The drug failed to demonstrate&nbsp;a statistically significant difference from placebo in the change from baseline of the investigator rating of the Conners&rsquo; Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS). Tue, 17 Jan 17 19:31:18 +0000 Drug Shortage Prompts FDA to Allow Use of EU-Approved Product The FDA is allowing the sale of EU-approved Panretin gel (alitretinoin 0.1%) tubes in the United States due to a shortage of the US-approved gel. Tue, 17 Jan 17 19:20:25 +0000 Murder Trial Begins for Pharmacist Over Meningitis Outbreak Five years after the deadly outbreak, the owner and former head pharmacist of the NECC faces charges for racketeering, mail fraud, and murder.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Jan 17 16:53:47 +0000 ACP, AAFP Release Joint Updated Hypertension Guidelines The new guidelines put forth a looser diagnostic treatment threshold for average and low-risk adults.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Jan 17 16:13:00 +0000 Legislation Urging Pharmacists to Provide Elderly Care Introduced in Senate This popular bipartisan legislation aims to increase access to health care in rural areas.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Jan 17 14:33:39 +0000 CDC Urges Improved Health Care for Rural Americans Mon, 16 Jan 17 20:34:49 +0000 FDA Approves Investigational New Drug Application for Ceramide NanoLiposome The FDA has approved&nbsp;the investigational new drug application from Keystone Nano for Ceramide NanoLiposome to assess the product as a form of treatment for solid tumors.&nbsp; Sat, 14 Jan 17 18:26:50 +0000 As Efforts to Repeal ACA Continue, Report Notes Prescription Drug Benefit of Program The Department of Health and Human Services has released information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2016 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Sat, 14 Jan 17 14:55:40 +0000 NeuroRx to Proceed with Study for Investigational ASIB Drug The FDA has given clearance&nbsp;to NeuroRx to proceed with a phase 2B/3 study protocol under an investigational new drug application for NRX-101, the first oral therapy for acute suicidal ideation and behavior (ASIB).&nbsp; Sat, 14 Jan 17 13:00:00 +0000 Hospital Fined $510,000 After Pharmacist's Illicit Prescription Drug Diversion A Pennsylvania hospital has agreed to pay $510,000 in fines after an inpatient pharmacist stole controlled substances.&nbsp; Fri, 13 Jan 17 20:13:53 +0000 Landmark Report Weighs in On Marijuana's Health Effects A new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) sets forth an objective offering of key evidence surrounding the benefits and harms of cannabis use.&nbsp; Fri, 13 Jan 17 19:13:27 +0000 Advocates Celebrate Medicare Nod to CGMs for Diabetes Treatment Decisions Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) may soon be eligible for coverage by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).&nbsp; Fri, 13 Jan 17 15:34:58 +0000 FDA: Avoid PNC-27, Discuss Approved Treatment Options with Providers The FDA has not issued an approval for the drug and it is not indicated to treat any conditions. 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