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

Sanmina Corp. and Ouraring on Thursday produced the first generation of the Ōura ring, an advanced technology platform that combines a wearable device with a mobile app to measure sleep quality, activity and recovery for optimal performance.
Aurobindo Pharma Limited announced Thursday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its entecavir tablets in 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths.
NutriForward on Wednesday introduced its new dietary ingredient RiduZone, a naturally occurring appetite regulator that supports healthy weight, appetite, body-fat composition and cholesterol levels in adults.
Mylan this week announced the launch of its generic version of Pfizer’s Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) injection. The drug is meant to treat patients with infections caused by susceptible isolates of some bacteria.
Tender recently introduced its Easy Access Bandages, which can be applied using one hand.
Each patient who presents to your pharmacy is an immunization opportunity. Finding ways to identify patients and provide immunizations within your busy workflow can be a challenge.
As prescription volumes increase with the change of seasons and the onset of the influenza immunization push, it can be easy to may miss immunization opportunities.
When time is short, develop efficient steps to be sure your patients get your attention when they need it most.
Healthy People 2020, a federal program developed under the leadership of the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW) including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a number of public health goals.
Camber Pharmaceuticals last week announced its introduction of its entecavir tablet in 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths.

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