Good Neighbor Pharmacy stores in 19 states are now providing immunization services to patients without doctor’s prescriptions.
From staff reports
FDA advised healthcare professionals not to use magnesium sulfate injection for more than 5-7 days to stop preterm labor in pregnant women.
Biologic response modifiers developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis do not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to a study published September 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Children with asthma who use glucocorticoid inhalers may grow shorter on average than those who do not use inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), according to a study published September 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
While beta-blocker use continues to be the standard of care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), especially for those patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI), these drugs may not be effective long term, according to an online report published Oct. 3 in JAMA.
Lower rates of stroke, bleeding seen with apixaban compared to warfarin in Afib patients, regardless of risk profile
Apixaban (Eliquis), an investigational anticoagulant developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, has lower rates of stroke, systemic embolism, and bleeding than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, regardless of level of risk for these events, according a recent online analysis published October 2 in The Lancet.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is providing 15 additional academic institutions with educational grants for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is teaming up with Walgreens to better serve patient with cystic fibrosis (CF).
The level of satisfaction reported by customers who use community pharmacies is higher than the satisfaction of customers who use mail order, according to a recent JD Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is urging pharmacists to get involved in the Nov. 6 presidential election.