August 2016 Pain Awareness

Supreme Court Opinion Delivers Blow to Drug Patent Holders

August 24, 2016

Generic Times News

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in favor of generic drug manufacturers and advocates for lower drug prices in a patent-law case, the result of which, brand name manufacturing stakeholders argue, hinders continued investments in vital drug research and development.

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Safety Net for Patients with ACS

August 24, 2016

Technology News

The FDA recently approved wearable cardioverter defibrillators for patients at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest who also lack established indications for an implanted cardioverter defibrillator.

Walmart Pharmacist Excellence in Patient Care Award Winner: Kevin Gaughan

August 24, 2016

Directions in Pharmacy

In recognition of his commitment to his patients' health and his management of his pharmacy team, Kevin Gaughan has been named winner of the 2016 Walmart Pharmacist Excellence in Patient Care Award.

"Pay-for-Delay" Agreement Reviewed by Federal Appeals Court

August 23, 2016

Legal Focus

A brand name pharmaceutical manufacturer and a generic firm entered into an agreement regarding which company would market a generic equivalent of a brand name pharmaceutical when the patent expired.

The Prince Frenzy

August 23, 2016

Legal Focus

Much of the turmoil over the death of Prince has subsided, but the news about his death and the public's response have been interesting, especially when it was revealed that fentanyl and other controlled substances were determined to be part of the cause of death.

Fibromyalgia Potentially Treated with High-Pressure Oxygen Therapy

August 23, 2016

Fibromyalgia Watch

A recent study has determined that the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers, in which patients are exposed to pure oxygen at higher-than-atmospheric pressures, may be able to relieve fibromyalgia pain.

Individualized Acupuncture Could Alleviate Fibromyalgia Pain

August 23, 2016

Fibromyalgia Watch

Although fibromyalgia pain can prove difficult to manage, recent study results suggest that individually tailored acupuncture can reduce the intensity of pain experienced by patients with this condition.

Basaglar

August 18, 2016

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Basaglar, a long-acting human insulin analog, to improve glycemic control in adults and children with type 1 diabetes and in adults with type 2 diabetes.