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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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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The leading cause of death worldwide is preventable.
Krystle Vermes
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to nivolumb (Opdivo) as a potential treatment for recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based therapy.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with chronic conditions who receive care from pharmacists may be more likely to reach their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol goals.
Jim Vieira, PharmD
Data by itself may simply be a tool; yet, when applied in the right way, it can be a powerful ally.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Diabetes costs the United States more than $300 billion annually, so concerted efforts are needed to manage this disease.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
As STD Awareness Month wraps up, pharmacists should encourage patients to do the same.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Improved survival after myocardial infarction has swelled the ranks of heart failure patients to 26 million Americans.

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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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