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The spate of mergers in the health care industry loom over doctors’ livelihoods, intensifying pressure on small practices and pushing them closer to extinction. Giant companies are already signaling a desire to tackle complex care for people with a chronic health condition like diabetes or asthma.

Omission of nebulized medications is most frequent error, says ISMP report

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, issued on Thursday a national advisory stressing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone.

APhA continues to support the pharmacist’s role in increasing access to naloxone

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called on Internet providers to help police illegal offers of prescription opioids and illicit drugs such as fentanyl. "Internet firms simply aren't taking practical steps to find and remove these illegal opioid listings," Gottlieb said at a national summit on the drug crisis.

A new CDC Vital Signs report reveals that health departments working with the agency's Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab Network identified more than 220 instances of germs with "unusual" antibiotic resistance genes in the United States in 2017.

CMS on Monday finalized polices for Medicare health and drug plans for 2019. The agency is finalizing a reduction in the maximum amount that low-income beneficiaries pay for biosimilars.

Physical activity should be a priority for frail and nonfrail older adults

Industry executives and consultants say a deal between Walmart and Humana could accelerate Walmart's transformation into a direct competitive threat and a force in tamping down spending in hospital services.

The U.S. overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and rising across demographic groups, according to a new CDC report. The in-depth analysis, published in <i>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</i>, used 2015&#8211;16 U.S. drug overdose data from 31 states and Washington, DC.