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

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.
As many as eight-in-10 health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or other cyber-attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks.
IMS Health’s VP industry relations Doug Long gave an overview of the present state of the U.S. pharmaceutical market and where it might be headed in the coming months and years.
Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection.
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.
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.

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