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Teens using vaping devices in record numbers
New research shows a significant increase in vaping among U.S. teenagers. The findings—from the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey of a nationally representative sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in schools across the country—show that 37.3% of high school seniors reported "any vaping" in the past year, compared with 27.8% in 2017.
FDA withdraws proposed rule that would have exposed generic-drug makers to liability
FDA on Thursday withdrew a proposal that would have opened up generic companies to possible product-liability lawsuits over drug safety. The agency had proposed a new federal rule in 2013 that would have allowed people to hold generic-drug companies legally liable for the side effects of medicines.
Walmart, Express Scripts extend prescription-services agreement
Walmart and Express Scripts announced Wednesday they have agreed to a 3-year extension of their network agreement to provide access to the retail giant's prescription services for Express Scripts clients' covered members. According to the companies, the agreement will help both insured and uninsured customers save money on their prescriptions.
December 4, 2018
The fires in California are contained, but victims aren’t out of…
The fires that have devastated California have been contained, but the crisis is far from over. When you’re trying to escape with your life, grabbing your medications is hardly top of mind. The…0 comments
December 17, 2018
APhA–APPM Announces 2019 Special Interest Groups Election Slate
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) today announced the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) election slate for the 2019 APhA Elections. The APhA–APPM SIGs are member-driven groups focused on key areas of interest. Eight of the current 10 SIGs will hold an election in 2019.
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