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Monday, December 22, 2014
By Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A pharmacist and a co-founder of the New England Compounding Center, which is in hot water for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012, have been ordered to home confinement and GPS monitoring.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Representatives proposed legislation that would require generic drug manufactures to pay a rebate to Medicaid if product prices rise at a rate greater than inflation.
Monday, December 22, 2014
By Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A Tampa-based pharmacist could face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
By Katie Eder, Senior Editor
Responding to a request from state officials to provide greater access to naloxone, CVS Health, Walgreens, and other chain pharmacies will stock and dispense the opioid overdose antidote in stores across Maryland, as well as train their pharmacists on administering the lifesaving medication.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Krystle Vermes
Taking another step toward preventing and treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an international team of investigators has determined that the gut bacteria behind Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may be inherited, and antibiotics can make those patients’ gut imbalance worse.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
A collaborative, pharmacist-led intervention targeted at health care professionals improves statin prescribing and lowers the risk of atherosclerotic events in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A new FDA-approved drug could help treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections among adults.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
The majority of fatal poisonings in 2012 resulted from prescription drug use.
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
A mother in the United Kingdom started to worry about her 13-month-old daughter when she noticed Mollie staring straight ahead in the car and not responding to her name.
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