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Purdue Pharma looks to extend bankruptcy shield to Sacklers
Hours after seeking bankruptcy protection for the company Sunday night, Purdue Pharma's lawyers said they would ask a judge to issue an injunction that would halt legal hostilities from attorneys general who will not sign on to a settlement the drugmaker has offered.
FDA blasts Juul for illegally marketing e-cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes
FDA on Monday sent a warning letter to Juul Labs for illegally marketing its e-cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes and ordered the company to correct the violations immediately or face tougher enforcement actions.
CDC, FDA report on severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products
CDC and FDA officials reported Friday that 215 possible cases of severe pulmonary disease associated with use of e-cigarette products have been recorded in 25 states. Additional cases are under investigation. In a joint statement, CDC Director Robert R.
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million for its role in Oklahoma's opioid crisis
An Oklahoma judge ruled on Monday that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. "The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma and must be abated immediately," Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman said as he read his decision.
Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts
Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press (AP) analysis. After years of frequent list price increases, many drugmakers are showing some restraint, according to the analysis of drug prices provided by Elsevier.
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.