Pharmacy News

Four people, a dozen pharmacy careersWho says the options are limited? Not this family.
COPD and pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation at the VA: StudyUse of tobacco-cessation therapy was low. The study found several negative factors — and two positive predictors.
Umeclidinium triple therapy for patients with COPD: Two studiesBoth studies demonstrated statistical improvements in trough FEV1 at day 85.

Community pharmacists in California see greater opportunitiesThe California legislature is considering a bill covering comprehensive medication management services under Medi-Cal.
New managed care contracting entity offers expanded services to pharmaciesMembership in buying groups can be important to the survival of independents. Now a new PSAO offers them "comprehensive support."
Pharmacy then and now: 1963 vs. 2016
Pharmacy then and now: 1963 vs. 2016One difference is immediately noticeable.

FDA to require new boxed warnings on opioids141 generic and 87 branded immediate-release opioid pain medications will be affected.
The stroke that shouldn't have been
The stroke that shouldn't have beenMolly’s mom had a stroke, followed by hospitalization and weeks of rehabilitation. None of it had to happen.
CMS releases final rule for covered outpatient drugsAMP, FUL, Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, pharmacy reimbursement see changes and clarifications.
ICH volume smaller with DOACs than with warfarinA study of 344 patients with anticoagulant-associated ICH found that when data were adjusted for confounding factors, warfarin use remained independently associated with larger ICH volumes.