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.

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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.
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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The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies.
Pharmacy Week in Review: April 29, 2016
This weekly video program highlights the latest in pharmacy news, product news, and more.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Did you know that Kiehl’s traces its roots back to pharmacy?
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Diabetes isn’t the only therapeutic class that has seen substantial drug price hikes over the past decade.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pharmacists should recommend a multivitamin to women trying to conceive and also suggest that both partners skip caffeinated drinks.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will lead the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has approved Exelixis’ cabozantinib (Cabometryx) as a treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma patients who have received antiangiogenic therapy.
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The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis.

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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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