Many states are allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives to increase and ensure access. This 4-hour online interactive training program will prepare pharmacists to discuss the…
Colorado has become the third state to authorize pharmacists to prescribe oral contraception. The initiative will increase women’s access to care, provide a convenient process to get needed…
A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that oral contraceptive exposure at onset or during pregnancy did not appear to be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects…
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 FDA approved insulin glargine injection (Basaglar—Eli Lilly), a long-acting human insulin analog that improves glycemic control in adultand pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes…
FDA’s Kimberly W. Chiu, PharmD, and Lena Y. Choe, PharmD, gave a presentation at the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition to educate hospital…
Headlines, confusion, and ongoing debate have surrounded the status of Plan B and other emergency contraception products. Many other countries have approved levonorgestrel to be sold OTC without age…
  Following a drawn-out legal battle, Teva’s Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) is now available in pharmacies OTC with no age or sale restrictions. The new packaging now has the words “New! Now…
FDA on June 20 made Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel—Teva) available OTC without age or sale restrictions following a federal judge’s approval of the government’s proposal to drop its appeal of an…
  On June 20, FDA announced its approval of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel—Teva) for use OTC without age or sale restrictions. The agency told pharmacist.com that a determination of exclusivity…