Study in progress amid observance of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month, and of May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, Va. – As public health authorities target Hepatitis C awareness as a way to prevent liver damage and liver cancer, a study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)…

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In regard to the Clozapine REMS Program, the “go live” date for Prescriber Enrollment (11/23) and Pharmacy Enrollment (12/14) have been extended. The new dates are not yet available, but more information will be forthcoming. Read more at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm467560.htm FDA WORKING WITH MANUFACTURERS TO RESOLVE CHALLENGES WITH THE CLOZAPINE REMS PROGRAM [Updated 11/19/2015] Clozapine REMS…

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Promote awareness of World AIDS Day, which is December 1, 2015, to your community with these simple and informative resources.  Post the World AIDS Day badge to your website using this code: <img alt=”World AIDS Day. December 1.” class=”wad-images” src=”https://aids.gov/images/world_logo1.gif” />  Download the World AIDS Day awareness poster and display it in your pharmacy: Download 8.5 x 11…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation(CMMI) is introducing the Part D Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (Enhanced MTM) Model, which will aim to free up stand-alone Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) in specified regions of the United States. This model will commence January 1, 2017 with a five-year performance period,…

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The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) recently announced its partnership with the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation in the creation of Women & Blood Clots, a unique, new women’s health initiative focused on raising awareness of the continuous clotting challenges that confront women at different, crucial life stages: Birth Control & Family Planning, Pregnancy & Childbirth, and the…

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Cerebral palsy risks may be influenced by genetics (dailyRx News) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability among children. Past studies have uncovered various risk factors for the condition, and new research suggests family may play a role in a child’s risk for cerebral palsy. A recent study found that people who…

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Neurosurgeons recommend that brain metastasis count should not guide treatment for patients who need personalized care (dailyRx News) New medical research continually contributes to how physicians treat their patients. As new information becomes available, older practices can become obsolete. A committee of experts is seeking to reject five myths associated with the brain metastases, or…

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Quality of life and health of older adults better in Midwest and Northeast US than in the South (dailyRx News) Could older residents in certain parts of the country fare better than their peers in other regions? Maybe so, according to the authors of a new study. This new study examined health-related quality of life…

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Steroid treatment combined with local anesthetic did not improve spinal stenosis back pain when compared to anesthetic alone (dailyRx News) As people age, many changes take place in their body. For some, one of those changes might be spinal stenosis, which can potentially lead to pain in the back and legs. Spinal stenosis is the…

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Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis had high recurrence rates (dailyRx News) Patients who have had a certain type of life-threatening medication reaction may be at increased risk for another episode. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are skin reactions that most often occur in response to treatment with medications. In these…

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