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CDC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Division to hold live, online panel on cholesterol on Monday
Mark your calendar: CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) will host “Let’s Talk About Cholesterol: Facebook Live Cholesterol Experts’ Panel,” on Monday, February 25, at 12:30 PM ET. Access the event at facebook.com/millionhearts.
Confused about statin benefits? New AHA statement has answers
Statins are an effective, low-cost therapy for reducing cardiovascular risk, yet they remain one of the most controversial classes of drugs. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) aims to clear up some of the known and perceived risks of statins by providing clinicians with an evidence-based breakdown of the various adverse effects and concerns linked with statin therapy.
FDA official says ongoing blood pressure drug investigation will probably uncover more tainted drugs
Janet Woodcock, MD, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, reports the agency is continuing an investigation and recall of a class of drugs used by millions that began last summer. Starting in July, separate lots of blood pressure medications from various companies were pulled from pharmacy shelves.
CMS Office of the Actuary releases 2018-27 projections of national health expenditures
U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% in the next decade, CMS's Office of the Actuary reported Wednesday. National health expenditures are expected to reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027, the report said.
FDA warns against young donor plasma infusions promoted to treat a variety of conditions
FDA is cautioning consumers about establishments that are offering infusions of plasma from young donors that claim to treat the effects of a number of conditions, ranging from normal aging and memory loss to dementia, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
January 29, 2019
With pharmacists left out of medication-assisted treatment,…
Every day, more than 100 families suffer the loss of a loved one to an opioid overdose. On November 1, 2018, ours became one of them when my great-niece Chloe Archer lost her battle with opioid use…0 comments
February 19, 2019
APhA Helps Pharmacists Use Appointment-Based Model to Have More Time for Patient Care
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has released a new series of resources to help community-based pharmacists provide patient care services within the appointment-based model (ABM). When used as the foundation of pharmacy practice workflow, the ABM can proactively free up time for pharmacists to further grow relationships with their patients and use the clinical skills they’re highly trained to provide.
APhA is the leading advocate for the pharmacy profession and a driving force in creating opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in integrated patient care, and ensuring the profession is recognized as essential in optimal medication use. We strive to make your job as a pharmacist easier, by providing the latest industry news, continuing education and professional development opportunities, practice tools, and more, so that you can focus on caring for your patients.