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Institute on Substance Use Disorders 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is excited to offer our 5th annual session of the APhA Institute on Substance Use Disorders. Learn more
May 22, 2019 Live Activity
APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education Webinar Series
  Learn all about the latest top issues and priorities that affect the pharmacy community! APhA’s Hot Topics in Pharmacy Education is a series of 1-hour, live webinars, presented every month as a member-exclusive benefit, that focus on pertinent public health issues to keep pharmacists…
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Measles outbreak now at 880 cases, with fastest growth still in New York
New York Times (05/20/19) McNeil Jr., Donald G.
CDC recorded 41 new cases of measles in the past week, bringing the total for this year's outbreak to 880. Thirty of the new cases were in New York state, especially in New York City and suburban Rockland County. Cases of measles have now been reported in 24 states. A CDC spokesperson noted that it…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Hepatitis A outbreak declared by PA health officials
PennLive (05/20/19) Metrick, Becky
Pennsylvania health officials declared on Monday an outbreak of hepatitis A. The designation, which will make additional resources available, follows the diagnosis of 171 cases of hepatitis A in the state since January 2018. Several neighboring states have also recorded cases of the disease, while…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Lilly's promising drug for breast cancer runs into problems in Japan
Indianapolis Business Journal (05/20/19) Russell, John
The Japanese health ministry on May 17 warned that Eli Lilly's drug abemaciclib (Verzenio), a treatment for metastatic breast cancer, is suspected of adversely affecting patients’ lungs, after 14 recipients in Japan developed a serious lung disease and 3 died. The drug is suspected of causing…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Early sedation with dexmedetomidine in critically ill patients
New England Journal of Medicine (05/19/19) Shehabi, Yahya; Howe, Belinda D.; Bellomo, Rinaldo; et al.
Researchers designed a randomized clinical trial to learn more about the use of dexmedetomidine in the intensive care unit, where it has shown potential in shortening the duration of mechanical ventilation and curtailing delirium. The study population included critically ill adults who had been on…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Controlled trial of budesonide-formoterol as needed for mild asthma
New England Journal of Medicine (05/19/19) Beasley, Richard; Holliday, Mark; Reddel, Helen K.; et al.
The Novel START clinical study compared different strategies for preventing exacerbations in adults with mild asthma. Participants were randomized to albuterol as needed, daily maintenance with budesonide plus albuterol as needed, or budesonide-formoterol as needed. The primary outcome, as measured…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
'Hundreds' of CVS Pharmacy stores to get SmileDirectClub shops
Chicago Sun-Times (05/20/19) Bomey, Nathan
CVS Health announced recently that it will devote sections of "hundreds" of CVS Pharmacy stores to SmileDirectClub’s braces alternative later this year after a pilot delivered promising results. The move continues the community pharmacy chain's strategy of shifting more floor space to health…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers
Kaiser Health News (05/20/19) Cone, Marla
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), which oversees health care benefits for California's state workers, is reporting a major reduction in opioid prescriptions. Insurance claims for opioid analgesics decreased nearly 19% in a single year among the 1.5 million Californians…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Pharmacists prescribe food vouchers in fight against diabetes
Columbus Dispatch (05/20/19) Narciso, Dean
In Bellefontaine, OH, about 130 people with diabetes are participating in a pilot program in which they are prescribed produce. The program is funded by $200,000 from the state and a federal Preventive Health and Health Services block grant. It provides approximately $30 a month per household…
May 20, 2019 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition