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Rite Aid will sell CBD products in 2 states, stop selling e-cigarettes in all stores
Rite Aid reports it will start selling CBD creams, lotions, and lip balms in Washington and Oregon this month, testing public demand for cannabis-based consumer products. Walgreens and CVS also recently introduced similar products in some of their stores.
FDA identifies ARBs without nitrosamine impurities
For the first time since FDA discovered a nitrosamine impurity in angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) last summer, the agency said Thursday it has identified 40 ARBs that do not contain any known nitrosamine impurities. This number is expected to increase.
Influenza season continues with an increase in influenza A(H3N2) activity
Influenza activity continues to be high in the United States, with a growing proportion of activity due to influenza A(H3N2) viruses, continued circulation of influenza A(H1N1) viruses, and low levels of influenza B viruses, CDC warned Thursday.
Consumer group calls for FDA moratorium on opioid approvals
FDA should issue a moratorium on new opioid analgesic approvals, according to the advocacy group Public Citizen. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the group asserts that, along with the industry itself, "it is beyond question that the FDA is also culpable." The letter—signed by Sidney M.
CMS updates drug dashboards with prescription drug pricing and spending data
CMS reports that it updated its Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2017. The dashboards, first released in May 2018, add information on the manufacturers that are responsible for prices hikes and include pricing and spending data for thousands of drugs across Medicare Parts B and D and Medicaid.
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.