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Created in 1992 as part of the Veterans Health Care Act, the 340B drug pricing program requires drug companies to provide discounts—sometimes as much as 50%—to covered entities, hospitals, and clinics that treat low-income and uninsured patients.

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More than one-quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or a combination of intellectual disabilities and developmental delays will wander.
Pharmacy Week in Review: May 27, 2016
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Teen pregnancies have decreased 61% since 1991, new CDC data suggest.
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A whopping 45% of prescriptions for antidepressants are written for nondepressive reasons, recent research has revealed.
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The FDA has approved Titan Pharmaceuticals’ subcutaneous buprenorphine implant (Probuphine) for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

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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.
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