Family Focus Helps Pharmacist Improve Diabetes Care for Native Americans
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
When Cherith Smith started work about a decade ago as a pharmacist at the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center in Montana, she saw a common thread of hopelessness in people with diabetes who visited the center.
Proposed Legislation, CMS Guidance Portend Advancements for Pharmacists
Federal efforts to advance pharmacists' role in healthcare got off to a fast start in January with developments including the following:
VA Project Expands Clinical Pharmacy Services to Rural Veterans
A major project at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to position pharmacists as healthcare providers in rural settings is poised to generate new data on how pharmacists improve patient care.
Deflazacort Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500
FDA and Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC on February 9 announced the approval of deflazacort oral tablets and oral suspension for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years of age or older.
House Committee Slows Consideration of Drug Competition Bill
Consideration of the Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill, has moved off the fast track.