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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb proposed Thursday having all flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems—excluding tobacco, mint, and menthol flavors—sold in age-restricted, in-person locations and with increased age verification practices for online sales.

APhA rededicates flagpole on Veterans Day

A pharmacist-led educational intervention for older adults led to greater discontinuation of prescriptions for inappropriate medication after 6 months, compared with usual care, according to new research.

Guideline updates 2013 recommendation for managing cholesterol in patients

Deadline to submit nominations is November 26, 2018

Physicians should consider a patient's family history of cardiovascular disease and in some cases a heart scan before prescribing drugs to lower cholesterol, according to new clinical guidelines released Saturday at the American Heart Association's annual scientific conference.

ACIP’s next meeting is scheduled for February 27–28, 2019

Bringing together health department and pharmacy partners in seven states
 

FDA approved this week epinephrine inhalation aerosol bronchodilator suspension (Primatene Mist—Amphastar Pharmaceuticals) for "temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma." The OTC metered-dose inhaler uses hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are permitted under current international and U.S. law.

According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), superbug infections could cost the lives of approximately 2.4 million people in North America, Europe, and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance.