Report: Ebola vaccine ‘promising’

A new World Health Organization report amid the largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded describes “a promising Ebola vaccine candidate,” identified by a trial in Guinea.  Read more ...

Back to You - CPD Self-Evaluation

As pharmacists and technicians continue to be integral members of the health care team within the communities where patients work, play and live, it is critical to stay up to date and relevant to your patient’s growing needs. Read More ...

NACDS Foundation grant sponsors study on how pharmacogenomics can impact outcomes

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday gave a $60,000 research grant to Manchester University Pharmacy Program to translate pharmacogenomics. Read More ...

Heavy smokers may need diet counseling on top of smoking cessation talk

For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Read More ...

Current news

On the heels of news that its MinuteClinic telelehealth pilot was well received by patients, CVS Health announced Wednesday that it would be partnering with three telehealth companies to expand its current offerings.
Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.
Medication adherence solutions company e-pill announced Wednesday that it had started selling its MedTime PLUS Medication Reminder and Dispensing system.
Mylan this week announced the launch of its generic version of Pfizer’s Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) injection.
Long-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, according to research recently published by the American College of Physicians.
Google's Flu Trends model will no longer be publicly available, though data will still be available to institutions including Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Division.
Sermo, a social network for physicians, announced Wednesday that 69% of doctors think parents are either completely or mostly to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic.
In its first appearance in the wearables market, Apple finds itself within striking distance of the established market leader, Fitbit.
Drug Store News and higi have partnered to create the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, an online series of fitness-tracking competitions that rewards pharmacists for modeling healthy behavior for their patients by logging the most miles in a given challenge period.
One currently available telehealth app is MDLive, which connects patients to physcians and therapists for $49 per visit.

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