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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide." read more
Lesley ThulinOrganic produce grower Earthbound Farm introduced on Thursday several new certified-organic, ready-to-eat products. read more
Lesley ThulinBrush Buddies, a provider of educational oral care products, launched the Soniclean Pro One on Tuesday. read more
Lesley ThulinTeva Pharmaceutical Industries on Friday announced that it entered commitment letters relating to its upcoming acquisition of Allergan's generic pharmaceuticals business. read more
In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS. read mor
South Korean beauty fave TonyMoly is laying down U.S. roots. With one store in New York City’s Chinatown, limited product distribution in Urban Outfitters and Sephora and a new website, the brand has opened its second Big Apple location. read more
Lesley ThulinFiber One on Friday introduced its new cheesecake bars in salted caramel and strawberry. read more
Lesley ThulinRevlon announced the launch on Thursday of Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge, a philanthropic effort focused on women’s health initiatives. read more
Medication should be optimised and reviewed daily when patients enter their final days, says a draft guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on end-of-life care.
Vaccination against human papillomavirus continues to lag among adolescents, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 report, issued Wednesday. read more
Lesley ThulinBayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment rosacea. read more
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Ash Soni has been re-elected as president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) at a meeting of the RPS Assembly on 21 July 2015. Soni, a community pharmacist, is the clinical network lead for Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and a member of the English Pharmacy Board.
On 30 July 2015, Sheila Helen Paterson MRPharmS, aged 74, of Aberlour, Banffshire. Mrs Paterson registered with the Society in 1965. She was a founder and first chair of the Scottish Borders branch of the Society and chair of the Aberdeen and North Eastern Scottish branch. Mrs Paterson served as a member of the Scottish Executive for more than 20 years and worked as chief administrative pharmaceut...
23 July 2015: Results of laboratory tests commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) into drugs sold for weight loss on the internet have been revealed by ITV News to be highly dangerous to health. The ITV News investigation was sparked by deaths from the industrial chemical DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol), which is touted online as a slimming drug and was the subject of a recent Interpol ale...
Gina AcostaWalmart.com is kicking off hundreds of special buys timed to a historical spike in traffic when customers start the bulk of their back-to-school shopping. read more
I was sorry to read, in The Pharmaceutical Journal (2015;294:710), of the death of Geoffrey Stafford Knowles.
Almost one in ten serious and unexpected drug events are not reported to the US Food and Drug Administration within the required timeframe.
The first trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine suggests it provides high protection against the disease as early as ten days after vaccination. The study in 7,500 people in Guinea, one of the countries heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak, found the vaccine – Merck Sharp & Dohme’s VSV-ZEBOV – was safe and gave complete protection against Ebola virus disease ten days after vaccination...
The WHO says early results from Merck & Co’s Phase III Ebola vaccine trial show it is “highly effective” against Ebola and a “turning-point” in R&D.
Research chemist Sir Gordon Hobday was instrumental in the development of the anti-inflammtory drug ibuprofen and had a long career at Boots before becoming chairman.
Marianne WilsonKroger's VP for corporate affairs, Lynn Marmer, plans to retire in early 2016, after 18 years with the company. read more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week announced that they expect the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 to remain stable at about $32.50 per month. read more
Genomics services company Cellecta is offering gene-editing tool CRISPR to researchers wanting to “knock out” human gene functions.
For immediate release: July 30, 2015 Boston, MA ─ New research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health describes a molecular mechanism that…