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 ...

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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills that affects one’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Alzheimer’s disease affects 44 million people in the United States and is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
Many employers are expecting their health care benefit costs to rise about 6% in 2016, with many making changes that bring the cost increase down to 5%, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health.
The Food and Drug Administration late last week released its draft guidance on the naming of biological drugs.
Care Pharmacies announced Monday that its board of directors had extended CEO Michael Wysong’s employment contract for an undisclosed period of time.
Sanofi announced Monday that it would be partnering with Google’s life sciences team to explore how they can improve diabetes care and develop new tools to improve outcomes.
Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.
Telehealth represents a burgeoning, business-building opportunity for pharmacy operators, one that has the potential to not only drive traffic into a store, but also to drive new customers into that store.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. Synjardy, which is the third product containing empagliflozin for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes to be approved.
How can a pharmacist improve patients’ adherence to their medication therapy and encourage healthier behavior? Don’t lecture, don’t scold and don’t preach.

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