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07:51 EDT 1st August 2015 | BioPortfolio

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Friday 31st July 2015

NACDS urges creation of standards to maintain link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies

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

Earthbound Farm introduces new prepared, organic products

Lesley ThulinOrganic produce grower Earthbound Farm introduced on Thursday several new certified-organic, ready-to-eat products. read more

Brush Buddies introduces Soniclean Pro One toothbrush

Lesley ThulinBrush Buddies, a provider of educational oral care products, launched the Soniclean Pro One on Tuesday. read more

Teva begins Allergan generics acquisition

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

NACDS: Collaboration essential to address drug abuse, preserve access

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 puts down U.S. roots

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

Fiber One introduces new cheesecake bars

Lesley ThulinFiber One on Friday introduced its new cheesecake bars in salted caramel and strawberry. read more

Daily Diversion: Revlon LOVE IS ON to raise $1M for women’s initiative

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

NICE recommends daily medication reviews in draft guideline on end-of-life care

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.

CDC: HPV vaccination low among adolescents

Vaccination against human papillomavirus continues to lag among adolescents, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 report, issued Wednesday. read more

FDA approves Bayer HealthCare topical rosacea treatment

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

Wednesday 2 September: West Yorkshire

Local practice forum event, ‘Inhaler technique learning event’, in partnership with the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education. Holiday Inn, Coal Pitt Lane, Clifton, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4HW. Event 7:30–9pm. Now fully booked. For further details, contact

Election of RPS president and treasurer

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.

Sheila Helen Paterson dies

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...

RPS comments on weight loss drug investigation

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... goes from pool to school

Gina 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

Tribute to Geoffrey Stafford Knowles

I was sorry to read, in The Pharmaceutical Journal (2015;294:710), of the death of Geoffrey Stafford Knowles.

Drug manufacturers delay reporting serious adverse events

Almost one in ten serious and unexpected drug events are not reported to the US Food and Drug Administration within the required timeframe.

Encouraging first results from trial of Merck’s Ebola vaccine

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...

WHO: Merck & Co Phase III success a ‘turning point’ for Ebola vaccine

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.

Sir Gordon Hobday (1916–2015)

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.

Executive stepping down at Kroger

Marianne WilsonKroger's VP for corporate affairs, Lynn Marmer, plans to retire in early 2016, after 18 years with the company. read more

Medicare prescription drug premiums to remain stable

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

US firm offers CRISPR viral knock-out library for R&D

Genomics services company Cellecta is offering gene-editing tool CRISPR to researchers wanting to “knock out” human gene functions.

Newly identified molecular mechanism plays role in obesity-related type 2 diabetes development

For immediate release: July 30, 2015 Boston, MA ─ New research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health describes a molecular mechanism that…