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APhA-ASP Chapter Officer Resources
Running a student chapter has many facets. To tackle as many projects as possible, these resources have been developed to provide chapter leaders with information to assist in managing a successful student chapter. Use these resources and templates to accomplish your chapter goals and tasks…
Feb 10, 2014 Basic page
APhA2018: Leading our Communities in Patient Care
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, APhA2018, held March 16-19, hosted over 6,300 pharmacists and student pharmacists in Nashville, TN. This year’s theme, Leading Our Communities in Patient Care, highlighted ways pharmacists are already…
Mar 23, 2018 Press Release
Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC
Washington Post (03/21/18) Sun, Lena H.
Robert Redfield, MD, a longtime AIDS researcher, was named Wednesday as head of CDC. In a statement, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that Redfield, 66, has "dedicated his entire life to promoting public health and providing compassionate care to his patients, and we are proud to welcome him as…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> therapy for the prevention of metachronous gastric cancer
New England Journal of Medicine (03/22/18) Vol. 378, No. 12, P. 1085 Choi, Il Ju; Kook, Myeong-Cherl; Kim, Young-Il; et al.
In a new study out of South Korea, researchers investigated the long-term effects of treatment to eradicate Helicobacter pylori on histologic improvement and the prevention of metachronous gastric cancer. Patients at a single center who had undergone endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer or…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles vaccine
Kaiser Health News (03/20/18) Andrews, Michelle
In the new schedule for adult vaccines published in February, federal officials recommend a newer shingles vaccine approved by FDA last fall that is more effective at protecting older adults against the disease. Yet persuading many adults to get recommended vaccines continues to be a struggle,…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Affordability and availability of off-patent drugs in the United States--The case for importing from abroad
The Lancet (03/19/2018) Vol. 360 Gupta, Ravi; Bollyky, Thomas J.; Cohen, Matthew; et al.
Researchers questioned whether approvals from international manufacturers could help hold down the cost of off-patent drugs in the United States that face price spikes and/or supply shortages due to a lack of generic competition. They designed an observational study that included FDA-approved drugs…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Cigna tells regulators it moved fast on $67 billion Express Scripts deal
Hartford Courant (CT) (03/22/18) Singer, Stephen
In a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cigna said it began pursuing Express Scripts in October 2017 and said the deal is the "most effective means to accelerate" its strategy of clinical and medical management. The company noted, "Pharmacy is the most frequently consumed…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Adapt Pharma expands free naloxone program for schools
Becker's Hospital Review (03/20/18) Zimmerman, Brian
Adapt Pharma has expanded its program to deliver free supplies of naloxone (Narcan) to high schools and universities nationwide. The company first unveiled its free naloxone program in April 2017 as a part of a collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, when Adapt pledged to donate 20,000 cartons…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Report: Half of Indiana pharmacists support selling syringes to likely drug users
WFYI Indianapolis (03/20/2018) Fulmore, Miranda
About 50% of pharmacies in Indiana would be willing to sell syringes without a prescription to likely injection drug users, according to new research. They study, conducted by researchers from Indiana University, Butler University, and others--surveyed responses from about 300 managing pharmacists…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Price Cutter sells pharmacies to Walgreens
Springfield News-Leader (03/20/18) Crum, Brooke
Price Cutter's parent company is selling the pharmacies in its Springfield, MO, stores. Beginning March 20, Pyramid Foods' 10 locations in the area are selling their pharmacies and transferring the prescription files to nearby Walgreens stores. The move will allow Pyramid Foods to offer other…
Mar 21, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition