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Continuing Education Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians are Changing

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There are changes coming for pharmacy technicians in 2015, and they center around recertification requirements. There are two primary modifications: Continuing education hours earned by technicians will have to be...
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Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Noticed in 2014

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Highlights of the pharmaceutical industry in 2014 include a spate of mergers and acquisitions, as big companies look to buy up smaller operations with innovative products. A renewed emphasis on...
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Judge Upends 340B Orphan Drug Exclusion

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In a recent ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia knocked down the federal government’s regulation allowing orphan drugs to be sold at full price, without any...
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Inhaled Insulin Product Approved

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In June, the FDA approved the inhaled insulin product created by MannKind Corp, Afrezza Inhalation Powder, for preprandial use in patients who have type 1 or 2 diabetes. Afrezza is...
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The APhA’s Position on the Affordable Care Act

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The Obama Administration reports that more than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this past spring, exceeding by 1 million the number of...
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FDA Puts More Responsibility on Manufacturers

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While "Buyer Beware" is a common philosophy, recent FDA recommendations would put responsibility for creating Patient Medication Instructions (PMI) squarely on the shoulders of pharmaceutical manufacturers. Learn more...
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Recognizing Methamphetamine Abuse at the Pharmacy Counter

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Five percent of the U.S. population is believed have used methamphetamine at some point in their lives, according to the Pharmacist’s Letter (June 2013). This means there’s a good chance...
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New Lung Cancer Treatment and Its Implications

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Pharmacy researchers have developed a new drug delivery system for lung cancer that appears to be extremely effective. In this treatment, patients can inhale the chemotherapeutic drugs directly into the...
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Continuing Education Opportunities for Pharmacists

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We don’t have to tell you how important continuing education (CE) is for your career, as well as for the health of your patients. Here are some great links and resources for pharmacy CE opportunities.
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Compounding: A Brief Overview

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What is compounding? In a nutshell it’s personalized pharmaceutical solutions for a patient’s particular medication needs. Some patients need drugs that can’t be fulfilled with cookie-cutter, off-the-shelf, manufactured medicines. That’s...
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