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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.
Rachel Lutz
The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with acute coronary syndrome need to call 911 immediately, but before it occurs, pharmacists can counsel patients on what they need to know about the heart condition.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Tight glucose control tempers insidious progress of diabetes. Nevertheless, lifestyle modifications and metformin monotherapy eventually fail to control blood glucose sufficiently in most patients.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The unlawful actions of a former University of Connecticut pharmacy supervisor allegedly cost the university nearly $38,000.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Pharmacist intervention can improve medication adherence and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Katie Eder, Director of Content
The FDA is continuing to work with clozapine manufacturers to develop a timeline for the program’s full implementation.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Total spending on prescription drugs in the United States on a net price basis is expected to reach up to $400 billion by 2020, a new forecast suggests.

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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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