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Mar 16, 2018 Resource
APhA Awards and Honors Program
APhA Awards and Honors Program: The APhA Awards and Honors Program is the profession’s most comprehensive recognition program. Over the years, APhA has recognized numerous individuals, organizations, and schools/colleges of pharmacy for their contributions to advancing the profession of pharmacy.…
Jul 19, 2012 Basic page
Professional Connections Mentor360 – Professional Connections is where enthusiastic pharmacists who are interested in one on one mentoring are paired with experts to discuss a topic of mutual interest. It’s a great opportunity to develop trust and a deep professional connection that can benefit…
Feb 14, 2018 Basic page
APhA Election
APhA Elections are open March 16, 2018-May 14, 2018.  APhA is hosting elections for the offices of President-elect and Trustee (2 positions) for the APhA Board of Trustees. APhA-APPM is hosting elections for its  Executive Committee, including the New Practitioner Officer and…
Aug 01, 2017 Basic page
FDA takes pivotal public health step to dramatically reduce smoking rates
FDA News Release (03/15/18) Gottlieb, Scott
FDA announced Thursday a new regulatory step that aims to significantly reduce smoking rates and help avoid millions of tobacco-related deaths nationwide. The move, said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, "could ultimately bring us closer to our vision of a world where combustible cigarettes…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Antifungal combinations for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Africa
New England Journal of Medicine (03/15/18) Vol. 378, No. 11, P. 1004 Molloy, Síle F.; Kanyama, Cecilia; Heyderman, Robert S.
Researchers working on the ACTA clinical trial evaluated treatment interventions for cryptococcal meningitis in HIV populations, which is a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. The standard treatment of 2 weeks of amphotericin B plus flucytosine is mostly unavailable there, leaving countries to depend…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Injection of cultured cells with a ROCK inhibitor for bullous keratopathy
New England Journal of Medicine (03/15/18) Vol. 378, No. 11, P. 995 Kinoshita, Shigeru; Koizumi, Noriko; Ueno, Morio; et al.
A small, uncontrolled study assessed a new intervention to treat bullous keratopathy resulting from corneal endothelial cell damage or dysfunction. As corneal endothelial cells (CECs) die and surviving ones fan out to compensate for the loss, abnormal corneal hydration and corneal thickening occur…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
FDA steps in to manage withdrawal of MS drug daclizumab
Medscape (03/14/18) Jeffrey, Susan
On March 2, Biogen and AbbVie voluntarily pulled daclizumab (Zinbryta) for relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) off the market worldwide due to mounting concerns about safety, including reports of severe liver damage and immune-related conditions. FDA has announced that it is working with both…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Opioid prescriptions are twice as likely to be refilled by patients who underwent TKA vs. THA
Healio (03/05/2018) Tingle, Casey
Based on an analysis of online prescription data, researchers say opioids are used more heavily after knee replacement than after hip replacement. Within a population of 197 total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients and 186 total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients, the former filled a greater number of…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition
Hospitals are confronting a new opioid crisis: an alarming shortage of pain meds
STAT News (03/15/18) Ross, Casey
Production of injectable opioids has slowed drastically due to manufacturing problems, causing drug shortages at hospitals and other medical providers. These products, which are distinct from the prescription medications driving the nation's opioid addiction crisis, are used to treat patients…
Mar 15, 2018 Publication Pharmacy Today Daily Edition