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"UC Santa Barbara Finds Fourth Meningitis Case"

(dailyRx News) Meningitis cases have been developing at two US universities on opposite coasts. Though students were encouraged not to change holiday travel plans due to these cases, the infections are continuing. This week, the fourth case of meningococcal disease was confirmed at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Health and university officials are now…

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"Rx May Decrease Serious Transplant Side Effect"

(dailyRx News) Stem cell transplants are potentially curative treatments for blood cancer patients. But a common side effect of this procedure, called graft-versus-host disease, can be very serious, even deadly. A small trial showed that Zolinza (vorinostat) halved the incidence of graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants in patients with blood cancers. This study found…

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"New Skin Reaction Warning for Seizure Rx"

(dailyRx News) Side effects are unfortunately a risk that come with many medications. This week, health officials are warning that an anti-seizure medication has been tied to serious skin reactions. The epilepsy medication Onfi (clobazam) has been connected with two rare but severe skin conditions. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved label…

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"Can't Blame Shingles on a Vaccine"

(dailyRx News) Sometimes one public health initiative can have unintended consequences. Could this have happened with the chickenpox vaccine and shingles? Apparently not, according to a recent study that found shingles rates did not increase as a result of the chickenpox vaccine. Shingles and chickenpox are both caused by the same virus. It’s called varicella…

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"Using Epilepsy Medications After Surgery"

(dailyRx News) People with epilepsy sometimes choose brain surgery to prevent seizures and stop taking medicine. Some patients wait longer than others to reduce their medication after surgery. Recently, researchers examined epilepsy patients who had undergone surgery to see how the use of epilepsy medications after surgery affected seizure outcomes shortly after the operation and in…

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"Bird Flu Vaccine Approved"

(dailyRx News) Talk of bird flu may make people a little nervous. So many will likely be relieved to hear that the US government has approved a vaccine to protect against one strain of the virus. Though the H5N1 strain of bird flu has not been discovered as the source of any illness in the…

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2014 Board of Directors Election Results

Linthicum, MD – November 19, 2013 – Care Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. announced the results of the 2014 Board of Directors election that was held at its annual member meeting held in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Two new members were elected to the Board, with two incumbents rejoining the Board for a second three-year term in office. John…

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Generic Tobi® (Tobramycin Inhalation Solution)

The Tobi® branded item was only allowed to be distributed through a limited-distribution network of specialty pharmacies, thus closing retail pharmacies out.   The generic (Tobramycin Inhalation Solution) is allowed to be distributed via retail pharmacies, so customers can now access this product.   Generic Tobi should be visible on retail SOURCE contracts later today.…

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Symptom Checker: Is it allergies, the cold, or the flu?

Cold Season + Flu Season + Allergy Season = Fall. It is a rather unfortunate equation that spells problems for an otherwise pleasant and enjoyable time of year.

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9 Debunked Reasons Not to Get the Flu Shot

Catching the flu is a terrible experience.  No one enjoys being confined to the couch in constant aching and discomfort while guzzling down flu medications. Despite the flu’s unpleasantness, attitudes toward the flu shot are still overwhelmingly negative.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 60% of Americans opt against receiving the flu…

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REXAM: Custom Imprinted Conversion Allowance – $750 to New Rexam Accounts

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Spenco: 10% Off Invoice Plus Free Shipping

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