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After signs that cancer patients could take less of an expensive drug, its maker tripled the price
A group of cancer doctors focused on bringing down the cost of treatments by testing whether lower doses are effective thought they had found a prime candidate in the blood cancer drug ibrutinib (Imbruvica—Pharmacyclics) that typically costs $148,000 a year.
Sessions tries to put new pressure on drug companies in opioid crisis
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday proposed new regulations that could severely limit the amount of opioids that drug companies can produce and force them to account for scores of illegitimate prescriptions across the country. The regulations would change how DEA sets production quotas for drug manufacturers.
Safety violations compound pain of opioid analgesic shortages
Safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating hospital shortages of opioid analgesics, particularly in California where health officials have prohibited sales from one of its plants. In late March, California's Board of Pharmacy barred the distribution of medications from a Texas factory belonging to the company, PharMEDium.
April 3, 2018
Keep making noise about how pharmacists are fighting the opioid…
We asked, and you delivered. THANK YOU! APhA has been on social media and pharmacist.com rallying the troops to contact their representatives in Congress and tell them that to make a meaningful…1 comment
March 30, 2018
Joey Mattingly Elected as 2018-2019 APhA HOD Speaker-elect
The Speaker-elect serves a one-year term in that capacity before taking over as Speaker of the House and Trustee for two years
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