Fertility app targeting millennial women hits iOS devices

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CDC: Flu vaccination rates on the rise

With influenza season approaching, health experts at a Nationa Foundation for Infectious Disease news conference reinforced the need for everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated with updated 2015-2016 vaccine.  Read More ...

CDC to issue draft guideline on opioid prescribing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week announced that a new draft guideline for prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain was in the works.  Read More ...

5 states still seeing obesity rates on the rise

U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady ― but high ― this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest of the states. Read More ...

Current news

In honor of American Pharmacists Month, check out the first weekly installment of our Pharmacist Month Phunny series.
Vernalis Therapeutics announced Friday that its parent company had acquired the U.S. rights to Pragma Pharmaceuticals’ Moxatag (amoxicillin) extended-release tablets.
Matrixx Initiatives on Wednesday kicked off National Immunity Month with the launch of Zicam Total Immune, a brand new dietary supplement and immune support product.
Sanofi announced Thursday that it had launched its generic of Arava (lefluniomide) tablets through its U.S. generics division Winthrop.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories has released its third education e-book aimed at community pharmacists, the company announced this week.
The FIP released findings about the need for recognition and compensation in a landscape that is emphasizing pharmacy’s ability to influence health outcomes. Compensation was noted as an issue in 49 countries.
NASP on Thursday announced that it had elected new leadership, established advisory committees for stakeholders and unveiled its new Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education.
EM is a 19-year-old patient who has used your pharmacy since she was first diagnosed with asthma 2 years ago. She has been relatively well controlled since the acute illness which resulted in a 6 day hospital stay beginning in the ICU.
In the early 1990s research related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was increasing.
PrescribeWellness on Tuesday launched StarWellness+, an add-on service to PrescribeWellness’ popular Med Sync software, StarWellness.

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