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Drug overdoses among middle-aged women in U.S. soar
CDC reported Thursday that the death rate from drug overdoses among women aged 30–64 years increased 260% from 1999 to 2017. Researchers said the number and rate of deaths involving antidepressants, benzodiazepines, cocaine, heroin, and synthetic opioids each increased during this time frame.
Advances in cancer drugs fuel blockbuster deal
Bristol-Myers Squibb's $74 billion deal to acquire rival Celgene creates a cancer drug powerhouse amid industrywide optimism about the rapidly evolving science and explosive growth of the sector, where major scientific advances have led to groundbreaking new medicines.
FDA warns of increased risk of ruptures or tears in the aorta with fluoroquinolone antibiotics in certain patients
FDA cautioned Thursday that fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the aorta. The tears, known as aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm, can lead to serious bleeding or even death.
FDA withdraws proposed rule that would have exposed generic-drug makers to liability
FDA on Thursday withdrew a proposal that would have opened up generic companies to possible product-liability lawsuits over drug safety. The agency had proposed a new federal rule in 2013 that would have allowed people to hold generic-drug companies legally liable for the side effects of medicines.
October 2, 2018
This American Pharmacists Month, tell the world that pharmacists…
Welcome to American Pharmacists Month 2018! On Tuesday, we enjoyed celebrating World Pharmacists Day. The event got tremendous attention on social media, so we send a shout out to all of you who took…0 comments
September 27, 2018
October is American Pharmacists Month
Monday marks first day of October and the start of American Pharmacists Month, a celebration in support of pharmacists around the country. The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) celebrates the accomplishments of pharmacists throughout the year but commemorates it during October by recognizing pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they can do for their communities.
APhA is the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession and a driving force in creating opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in integrated patient care, and ensuring the profession is recognized as essential in optimal medication use. We strive to make your job as a pharmacist easier, by providing the latest industry news, continuing education and professional development opportunities, practice tools, and more, so that you can focus on caring for your patients.