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News and information on retail pharmacy, including generic drugs, branded drugs, specialty pharmacy medications, pharmacy technology and legislative updates.

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Pfizer to launch 3 biosimilars

Pfizer is the first company to launch three oncology monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilar treatments.

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FDA approves new formulation, indication for Merck’s Dificid

Merck has received the FDA's blessing for a pediatric indication for Dificid, as well as an oral suspension formulation.

Free heart screenings will be available on select Thursdays in February at MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

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The FDA has approved Trijardy, the only triple-combination tablet with Jardiance for adults with Type 2 diabetes.

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Tazverik offers the first treatment option for patients with a rare soft tissue cancer.

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Clonidine hydrochloride ER tablets had a market value of approximately $30 million for the 12 months ended November 2019, according to IQVIA.

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Lundbeck's Sabril 's new indication approval closes the age gap for patients.

Micro Labs USA and Saptalis Pharmaceuticals have formed a strategic collaboration to launch single-source and multisource generics in the United States.

Kroger Health pharmacies in Idaho and Michigan are providing rapid strep throat and flu tests carried out by pharmacists on a walk-in basis. 

Publix and Halifax Health are partnering on the construction of a full-service pharmacy at the medical center in Daytona Beach, Fl.

Nine HealthHub locations in Tampa, Fla., will offer chronic disease management and overall health-and-wellness products and services.

The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to allow pharmacists to practice at the top of their licenses.

Sixteen HealthHub locations in Atlanta will offer chronic disease management and other health-and-wellness services.

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Merck’s acquisition of ArQule diversifies its oncology pipeline.

Jon Roberts, CVS Health COO, will lead CVS Pharmacy in an interim capacity, while the company conducts a search for Kevin Hourican's successor.

Gayle A. Brazeau discusses how pharmacy education is shaping the next generation of pharmacists who will provide outstanding patient care in community-based pharmacies and clinical healthcare teams. 

Supreme Court.

The United States Supreme Court this spring will review a case with big implications for the pharmacy world. The court has agreed to hear oral arguments in Rutledge v.

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NACDS’  comments to CMS demonstrate that success of healthcare transformation relies on removing barriers to pharmacy care.

Walgreens is making progress on freeing up pharmacists to spend more time with patients who need extra attention, according to Rina Shah, group vice president of specialty and retail pharmacy operations.

Fifty-seven campuses will be represented by 60 student pharmacists at the 2020 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.

The Independent Pharmacy Alliance will offer member pharmacies Green Roads' full line of CBD products.

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The new guidelines require aspiring certified pharmacy technicians to complete the PTCB-recognized education/training program or have equivalent work experience before they take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

Vilazodone hydrochloride tablets and empagliflozin tablets had a market value of $469 million and roughly $3.4 billion respectively, for the 12 months ended September 2019.

Walgreens has earned the first enterprise-wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation for its network of more than 300 community specialty pharmacies.

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The earliest licensed entry of any generic linaclotide 145 mcg or 290 mcg Linzess is March 2029.

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Mockingbird Pharma is the second facility to meet NCDQS' strict accreditation approval criteria.

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