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JAPhA study: Pharmacists may help improve appropriate use and disposal

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.

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 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.

Pharmacist-led comprehensive medication management may be the solution

Policy makers speak highly of pharmacy’s important role in addressing opioid epidemic

Findings might offer relief to those with comorbid headaches and depression

HB 18-1112 awaits governor’s signature

Omission of nebulized medications is most frequent error, says ISMP report

APhA continues to support the pharmacist’s role in increasing access to naloxone