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APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Awards Program
Overview of APhA–ASP Awards Program The APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Awards (CAA) Program was established in 1974 to recognize outstanding activities of APhA–ASP chapters at the schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico. The program is an extension of APhA–ASP’s…
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CVS invests $10 million in prevention efforts for e-cigarette use among teens
U.S. News & World Report (06/17/19) Lardieri, Alexa
CVS Health announced Monday that it will spend $10 million in support of efforts to prevent youth use of e-cigarettes. According to the company, the sum is part of its 5-year, $50 million "Be The First" campaign to "help deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation." The new contribution will…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
5,200 people in ICE custody quarantined for exposure to mumps or chickenpox
CNN (06/14/19) Alvarez, Priscilla
Immigration officials have placed more than 5,000 adults in quarantine after being exposed to mumps or chickenpox in immigrant detention centers. According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official, the agency has recorded cases of mumps or chickenpox in 39 such detention centers…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
A Phase III randomized trial of voxelotor in sickle cell disease
New England Journal of Medicine (06/14/19) Vichinsky, Elliott; Hoppe, Carolyn C.; Ataga, Kenneth I.; et al.
The HOPE clinical trial investigated the treatment potential of voxelotor in patients with sickle cell disease. Voxelotor inhibits deoxygenated sickle hemoglobin, which is implicated in pathophysiology of the disease. Researchers recruited 274 study participants, who were randomized to take placebo…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Many epinephrine self-injectors still potent long after expiration date
Reuters (06/13/19) Rapaport, Lisa
A new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that epinephrine autoinjectors used to treat severe allergic reactions may still be potent enough to work several months beyond their labeled expiration date. Researchers found that devices 6 months past their…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
HIV among women using DMPA-IM, a copper IUD, or a levonorgestrel implant
The Lancet (06/13/19) Baeten, Jared M.; Donnell, Deborah; Gichangi, Peter B.; et al.
The ECHO trial, carried out in four African nations with high rates of HIV infection, studied vulnerability to the virus in women using different types of contraception. Enrollees were randomly allocated to intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM), a copper intrauterine device (IUD…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine
Washington Post (06/16/19) Rauhala, Emily
An increasing number of Americans are traveling to Canada to purchase insulin in response to dramatic price increases in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes nearly doubled, according to the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute. Some…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
VA curbs use Of MiMedx's tissue products
Wall Street Journal (06/15/19) Morgenson, Gretchen
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in late May sent a nationwide advisory to its facilities curbing the use of injectable amniotic tissue products for the most common uses because the effectiveness of the products, including those made by MiMedx Group, is not proven. MiMedx's micronized…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Amazon's PillPack pharmacy accused of violating customer privacy
Becker's Hospital Review (06/13/19) Paavola, Alia
Several lawsuits in the last year have accused PillPack, which was acquired by Amazon last year, of invading customer privacy through unwanted marketing calls, according to a report in STAT News. PillPack denies the allegations. However, Mary Alice Lawless—a director at EverythingHealth, a…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
ASHP launches emergency medicine certificate
ASHP News Release (06/06/19)
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has launched an Emergency Medicine Certificate to give pharmacists the necessary knowledge and skills to provide optimal patient care in the emergency department (ED). The self-guided, online continuing education program reviews the roles and…
Jun 16, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition