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Jamie Heywood, founder of PatientsLikeMe, keynotes APhA2018 Second General Session

Brouker, retired Navy pharmacist, keynotes on the art of leadership

Palliative care expert Miller delivers keynote at Opening General Session  

Delegates discuss policy statements, with more to come at second session on Monday

Allowing pharmacists to tell patients about drug prices seen as tool to fight rising costs

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Minneapolis VA study suggests opioids are not worth their risks

Vial samples didn’t meet standards

New research indicates that alirocumab (Praluent—Regeneron, Sanofi) reduced patients' risk of death by 15% in a major clinical trial. The study, reported at the conference of the American College of Cardiology, involved 18,000 high-risk patients who had uncontrolled cholesterol despite taking a maximum amount of statins.

Rates jumped 30% from July 2016–September 2017