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HHS implements long-awaited 340B drug price transparency rule
HHS on Thursday announced it will implement the long-delayed final rule for enforcing 340B drug ceiling price transparency on January 1, 2019. Enforcement will be maintained through a closed website available to 340B participating hospitals and providers. Federal regulators will post drug pricing information on the site.
Panel recommends everyone at high risk of getting HIV be offered a prevention tablet
To the relief of patient advocates, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that physicians be encouraged to offer an HIV prophylaxis to individuals at high risk for contracting the virus. PrEP, as the therapy is known, received regulatory approval for treatment of HIV in 2004 and was indicated for prevention 8 years later.
FDA seeks to prevent youth access to flavored tobacco products and ban menthol in cigarettes
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb proposed Thursday having all flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems—excluding tobacco, mint, and menthol flavors—sold in age-restricted, in-person locations and with increased age verification practices for online sales.
FDA approves new version of OTC metered-dose inhaler for mild asthma
FDA approved this week epinephrine inhalation aerosol bronchodilator suspension (Primatene Mist—Amphastar Pharmaceuticals) for "temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma." The OTC metered-dose inhaler uses hydrofluoroalkane propellants, which are permitted under current international and U.S. law.
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.