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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, multiorgan disease with dominant symptoms stemming from effects on the lungs and pancreas. The Cystic Fibrosis...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
In 2014, the U.S. drug expenditure was $373.9 billion—the greatest outlay to date—with FDA approving a record-high 44 new medications.1 Of these...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
Broadly speaking, organizational culture is what results from an amalgamation of shared values and behavioral norms in an organization....
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
In July, FDA approved two drugs for hepatitis C, daclatasvir (Daklinza—Bristol-Myers Squibb) and a fixed-dose combination of ombitasvir,...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
Sonidegib (Odomzo—Novartis) joins vismodegib (Erivedge—Genentech/Roche) in a relatively new class of anticancer drugs known as hedgehog pathway...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
Rolapitant (Varubi—Tesaro) is an oral agent that has received FDA approval for the prevention of delayed nausea and vomiting in adults receiving...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
Evolocumab (Repatha—Amgen) joins alirocumab (Praluent—Sanofi) in a new class of drugs, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)...
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
After more than 25 years, FDA has changed the requirements for monitoring, prescribing, dispensing, and receiving the antipsychotic drug clozapine....
Pharmacies must certify in the Clozapine REMS Program starting October 12
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June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015
Highly anticipated cancer research was presented recently at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The...
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July 01, 2015
June 29, 2015
Medication adherence can be quantified in a number of ways. Two of the most commonly used methods are tracking prescription refills and asking the...
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