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New tool helps keep pharmacists up to date on new and current vaccines

CVS Health reports it will increase its starting hourly pay to $11 for U.S. workers. The company, with 240,000 U.S. workers, currently pays a starting wage of $9 an hour, though many employees earn more. CVS Health says that in addition to raising the minimum, it will increase pay for lower-wage retail workers at its nearly 10,000 U.S. stores.

A pharmacist's preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern.

CDC reported Tuesday that children with asthma in the United States are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and trips to the hospital. According to the <i>Vital Signs</i> report, the percentage of children who reported one or more asthma attacks in the preceding year dropped to 53.7% in 2016, from 61.7% in 2001.

Azar expressed support for provider status during confirmation hearing

A new Human Rights Watch report released Monday estimates that each week more than 179,000 people living in U.S. nursing facilities are given antipsychotic medications, even though they do not have the approved psychiatric diagnoses to warrant use of the drugs.

APhA’s Menighan underscores critical role of pharmacists in the fight

Survey finds pharmacists text medical orders although facilities prohibit the practice