Pharmacy News

Filthy conditions found at some NYC pharmaciesAn investigative report by a New York City television station found filthy conditions at several chain pharmacies, including dead insects and rodent droppings.
Ten pharmacists, two generationsPharmacy has provided varied and fruitful careers along many different paths for 10 members of this family (so far). Who knows what new forms of practice the next generation might discover?
FDA offers more guidance for “outsourcing facilities”The documents are intended to clarify the regulatory process for compounders of sterile human drugs that have registered with the agency as “outsourcing facilities” under the DQSA.

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Global drug spending to grow 30% by 2018A new IMS Health report forecasts the growth of global spending by a 4% to 7% compound annual rate over the next five years.
Generic drug price hikes cause hardships for pharmacies, patients“We’ve got to get to the bottom of these enormous price increases," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, during yesterday's hearing.
CVS Health provides $1 million+ for smoking cessation programsVarious community groups around the country will receive funds to support local initiatives working to prevent and end smoking.

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Script Your Future campaign reaches 3-year milestoneThe initiative to make the public aware of the importance of medication adherence has reached 12 million patients through the support of 120 partner groups.
Senate hearing will explore soaring prices of generic drugsA Senate panel is scheduled to hold a hearing on November 20, 2014, to investigate why the prices of some generic drugs are skyrocketing.
Takeda, ADA create online resource guide for T2DM managementConnecT2Day is designed to help healthcare providers counsel patients in managing type 2 diabetes.
Multilingual drug labels required?Patients should decide how a pharmacy can best communicate with patients. And they can use a very American way to make their feelings known.

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