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January 28, 2020
American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2020 Academy Awards
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of recipients of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management Awards, APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science Awards, and APhA Academy of Student Pharmacist Awards as part of the 2020 APhA Awards and Honors Program.
January 23, 2020
American Pharmacists Association Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards and Honors
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the 2020 Awards and Honors Program recipients. Honorees will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in National Harbor, MD, March 20-23, 2020. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.
January 24, 2020
New tobacco report guides pharmacists’ role in smoking cessation
From Tom: This week we are featuring a guest blog from RADM Ty Bingham, chief pharmacy officer at the U.S. Public Health Service—with whom we are closely aligned. I want to thank RADM Bingham for…0 comments
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New guideline provides recommendations for ulcerative colitis management
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) recently published a new guideline for the medical management of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The recommendations focus on adult outpatients with moderate to severe UC and adult hospitalized patients with acute severe UC.
Jury still out on safety of chemicals in sunscreens
FDA continues to evaluate the safety of sunscreen products. In a new study published in JAMA, researchers from FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research set out to assess the systemic absorption of avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate, and octinoxate—active ingredients found in sunscreen products.
CDC: 110 people in 26 states being monitored for possible coronavirus
CDC officials said Monday that although more than 100 people in the United States are being monitored for potential coronavirus infection, no new cases were confirmed overnight and the risk for the United States is still low. Five cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States.
Drug-resistant infections increasing, action needed
More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, with an estimated 35,000 Americans dying of these infections annually, according to CDC’s 2019 report on antibiotic resistance threats. “Dedicated prevention and infection control efforts in the U.S. are working to reduce the number of infections and deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant germs, but the number of people facing antibiotic resistance is still too high. More action is needed to fully protect people,” the report stated.