Study urges early antiviral treatment for pregnant women with flu

For expectant mothers hospitalized with flu, early treatment with the influenza antiviral drug oseltamivir may shorten their time in the hospital. Read more ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Spiriva Respimat for asthma

Boerhringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals' Spiriva Respimat is now available for patients by prescription as an asthma maintenance medication. Read More ...

First known case U.S. Zika virus transmission reported in Texas

The CDC has confirmed the first known case of transmitted Zika virus in the United States, and it may have been transmitted sexually. Read More ...

CDC warning: Prepare for a strong flu season

The CDC put America on high alert Monday, noting that influenza activity is increasing across the country. Read More ...

Current news

A new method for testing bacteria in wounds could lead to lower healthcare costs, minimize drug resistance and improve patient outcomes.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Monday launched Rhinocort Allergy Spray into the over-the-counter space.
Mobile pharmacy platform mscripts announced Monday a partnership with McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions.
Researchers studied the effects of antenatal exposure to a high fructose diet on an offspring's development of cardiovascular disease later in life.
Scientists have determined the mechanism of action of a potent antibiotic and found its hidden ability as a potential anticancer agent.
Integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could help inform therapeutic development for human cancers.
The guide contains a searchable list of the OTC products most recommended by pharmacists.
The ASHP and the APhA today approved the new standard for PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced 121 new participants in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.
AmerisourceBergen and Publix announced an agreement encompassing the distribution of branded, generic and over-the-counter health and pharmaceutical products.

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Webinars

FOR THE PHARMACIST

Quality-Based Payment for Pharmacy: What you Need to Know for 2016
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 8 p.m. EDT

FOR THE TECHNICIAN

Common pharmacy calculations
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8 p.m. EDT