Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved Titan Pharmaceuticals’ subcutaneous buprenorphine implant (Probuphine) for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Clinical trials overwhelmingly support high-intensity statin therapy as secondary prophylaxis in hospitalized acute coronary syndrome patients, as it’s superior to medium- and low-intensity options.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Confronted with mounting medication costs, a man allegedly resorted to shooting his ill wife.
Robin Watson, MPH, MS, and Jan Harris, MPH, BSDH
Do patients ever come into your pharmacy holding a bag of unused and expired medications and asking you to take them?
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Mylan has launched a generic version of Mayne’s Doryx, a tetracycline antimicrobial for adjunctive therapy for severe acne.
Michael R. Page, PharmD, RPh
The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America have updated heart failure guidelines to recommend the use of 2 medications: sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) and ivabradine (Corlanor).
Ihor Vasyutyn
The 21st Century Cures Act will have a huge impact on the pharmaceutical industry both nationally and globally.
Rachel Lutz
Women who get a flu shot while they’re pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The term “women’s health” shouldn’t be limited to reproductive matters.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Acute coronary syndrome is one of the many diseases and disorders that becomes more common with advancing age.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Health care providers continue to prescribe ketoconazole (Nizoral) tablets off-label for skin and nail fungal infections, despite the fact that these unapproved uses carry potentially deadly risks.

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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.

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Dry eye is a common disorder that occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears, when tears evaporate too quickly, or if there is an abnormality in the production of mucus or lipids normally found in the tear layer.
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.
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