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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Many Americans neglect a powerful way to prevent influenza infection and reduce its $87 billion related cost to the United States: flu shots.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc’s oxycodone extended-release capsules (Xtampza ER) for severe pain.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
The brand name of the antidepressant Brintellix has been changed to Trintellix in order to avoid prescribing and dispensing errors related to the drug’s confusion with the blood thinner Brilinta.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA’s definition of “breakthrough” isn’t the same as Merriam-Webster’s.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
How complementary and alternative medicine contributes to polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use in older cancer patients is unclear.
Rachel Lutz
Pharmacist-led collaborative care management programs for type 2 diabetes are associated with better glycemic control and lower health care costs compared with primary care settings that lack these programs.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
In honor of National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, pharmacists should take the time to ensure patients with anxiety are aware of the basic facts about their condition.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved AstraZeneca’s glycopyrrolate and formoterol fumarate (Bevespi Aerosphere) inhalation aerosol for long-term maintenance treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Pharmacy Times Staff
Here are the top trending pharmacy stories you might have missed in April.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies.

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ENTRESTO™ (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets 24/26 mg, 49/51 mg, 97/103 mg, from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, are a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker and a novel neprilysin inhibitor, indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association class II through IV) and reduced ejection fraction.
Ten percent of individuals worldwide are affected by autoimmune diseases, with systemic lupus erythematosus being one of the most common.

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Although coughing can be annoying, it is the body’s way of clearing the throat and airways and helps to prevent infection.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in individuals older than 65 years and affects more than 5 million Americans.
Arthritis is a general term that covers more than 100 diseases and related conditions.
Without proper precautions, the winter months and the frigid temperatures they bring can be dangerous, especially for older adults.
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