June 2015 Women's Health

Ruling for Drug Maker Could Impact Generics Industry

June 18, 2015

Generic Times News

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation released an analysis on the efforts of pharmaceutical companies to thwart generic competition as the market exclusivity period of one of its brand name drugs nears expiration.

5 Tips for Improving Communication in the Pharmacy

June 18, 2015

Directions in Pharmacy

While pharmacy schools now frequently provide communications training, practicing pharmacists may have already developed bad habits and need a refresher course on effective communication.

Does the DEA Need a Warrant to Get PDMP Database Information?

June 17, 2015

Legal Focus

Can the DEA use an "administrative subpoena" to obtain information from a database of transactions, or do the DEA's motives for wanting such information need to be more thoroughly vetted before being able to access the data?

Talking Substance Abuse with the Drug Czar

June 17, 2015

Legal Focus

I briefly got to know a person who I think has a more balanced approach to the drug problem by highlighting the need for more rehabilitation and, at the same time, endorsing the pursuit and prosecution of those trafficking illegal substances, including prescription medication.

Immunizations Update in the Pediatric Population

June 16, 2015

Pediatric Pulse

With the FDA's approval of Gardasil 9, this vaccine will now be available as a preventive measure against up to 90% of genital, anal, vulvular, and vaginal cancers, thereby offering additional protection for pediatric patients from the human papillomavirus.

Rytary

June 15, 2015

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Impax Pharmaceuticals' Rytary for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, postencephalitic parkinsonism, and parkinsonism that may follow carbon monoxide intoxication or manganese intoxication.

Drug-Disease Interactions

June 12, 2015

Drug Interactions

It is possible for a precipitant drug to indirectly affect the object drug and for effective drug therapy to enhance the elimination of an object drug by treating a disease that inhibits drug elimination.

Premenstrual Syndrome: Tailoring Treatment

June 11, 2015

OTC Focus

Premenstrual syndrome, commonly referred to as PMS, is a cyclic, multisymptom disorder that is characterized by various physical, behavioral, and emotional symptoms, including irritability, anxiety, depression, breast pain, edema, fatigue, abdominal distention, and headaches.

Hospital Readmissions: A Health Care Transformation

June 11, 2015

Editor's Note

Various pharmacy segments have recently been focusing their attention on what they can do to reduce avoidable readmissions of patients to hospitals, including improving the discharge process.