April 2015 Respiratory Health

Pharmacist Counseling Improves Salbutamol Asthma Treatment

April 21, 2015

Asthma Watch

By educating nurses, counseling physicians, and providing feedback on inhalation technique, pharmacists can reduce issues related to salbutamol treatment for asthma and bronchitis, according to research findings.

Supply Chain Under Scrutiny

April 21, 2015

Technology News

A track-and-trace law that will go into effect on July 1, 2015, will hold pharmacies responsible for more data about their pharmacy shipments, as well as their process of managing illegitimate or suspect products.

Leading by Example

April 21, 2015

RESPy Awards

During her studies at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Madeline Waldron has demonstrated a natural aptitude toward leadership.

Allergic Reactions Exacerbated by Estrogen

April 21, 2015

Allergy Watch

A study investigating allergic reactions in mice has indicated that estrogen plays a role in triggering anaphylaxis, providing a potential clue as to why women experience severe allergic reactions more frequently than men.

Is Generic Insulin's Absence Interfering with Patient Adherence?

April 15, 2015

Generic Times News

The lack of generic insulin may keep patients from using the medicine, even though they risk life-threatening complications, new research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests.

Biosimilar Approval Brings New Awareness Levels for Community Pharmacists

April 15, 2015

Generic Times News

The FDA's March 6, 2015, Zarxio approval brought biosimilars into the spotlight once again, although Zarxio and other biosimilars continue to face hurdles. Community pharmacists should remain aware of the therapies in order to better assist their patients.

What Is a Manufacturer's Legal Duty to Supply Medications?

April 14, 2015

Legal Focus

If a pharmaceutical manufacturer markets a medication via interstate commerce and then reduces production and rations availability of the medication, can a lawsuit proceed that alleges negligence?

Paying for Abuse-Deterrent Formulations: A Good Idea?

April 14, 2015

Legal Focus

With multiple pharmaceutical manufacturers now entering the market with abuse-deterrent formulations of opiate pain relievers, insurance carriers are getting up in arms at the costs of these drugs.

Technology Equals Opportunity: Seize the Moment

April 13, 2015

Technology Feature

Whether its robots, microbots, smartphones, or 3-dimensional printing, the potential for technology to impact health care and pharmacy excites and motivates Dan Benamoz, RPh, founder and chief executive officer, Pharmacy Development Services.

Tanzeum by GlaxoSmithKline

April 10, 2015

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved GlaxoSmithKline's Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Self-Care for Respiratory Health

April 08, 2015

OTC Case Studies

A few small studies have demonstrated that elderberry extracts could reduce flu-like symptoms and the duration of influenza infections when given within 2 days of initial symptoms.