Pharmacy

Invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS): information for pharmaceutical teams

Invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS): information for pharmaceutical teams

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 A higher than usual number of cases of scarlet fever, caused by invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections, are being reported in children across the country. While the government and NHS have said the risk to the public remains low, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has advised parents to be …

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Marble City Pharmacy unveils drive-thru and renovated building with groundbreaking ceremony on Monday

Marble City Pharmacy unveils drive-thru and renovated building with groundbreaking ceremony on Monday

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Marble City Pharmacy will officially unveil its newly renovated building and operational drive-thru window with a grand opening ceremony on Monday, December 12. In June, Marble City Pharmacy moved into temporary accommodation as the renovation process began. The decision to revamp the pharmacy was a co-owner Jared Johnson thought was a long …

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Some pharmacy shelves from the Conn.  naked due to post-holiday illness

Some pharmacy shelves from the Conn. naked due to post-holiday illness

There are many vaccines in stock but Tamiflu cannot be found. HARTFORD, Conn. — We are officially in the post-Thanksgiving peak when it comes to illness. From COVID to flu and RSV. To make matters worse, pharmacies are now struggling to keep medicines in stock to treat respiratory illnesses. “Hopefully the flu and COVID season …

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Cost savings through pharmacist-initiated biosimilar substitutions in oncology

Cost savings through pharmacist-initiated biosimilar substitutions in oncology

LAS VEGAS – The use of biosimilars for cancer care has increased in a network of community oncology practices following the implementation of a pharmacist-led biosimilar substitution program, and cost savings have followed, reported a researcher here. According to Jenny Li, PharmD, clinician in charge of pharmacy services at the American Oncology Network (AON) in …

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Health Secretary insists there is a ‘good supply’ of penicillin after pharmacy manager warns ‘there are no drugs’

Health Secretary insists there is a ‘good supply’ of penicillin after pharmacy manager warns ‘there are no drugs’

Health Secretary Steve Barclay said there was a ‘good supply’ of penicillin after a senior pharmacist warned ‘there was no medicine’. Pharmacy director Zeshan Rehmani slammed the health ministry for being ‘out of touch’ after this has put forward proposals to give antibiotics to children in schools to help fight diseases, including strep A – …

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Mark Cuban’s low-cost pharmacy strikes deals with payers

The Cuban company Cost Plus Drugs has concluded agreements with Capital Blue Cross and Rightway. Billionaire Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs business, which aims to offer low-cost generic drugs, is steadily gaining traction, signing its first deal with a health insurance company. Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg, Pa., announced in October that it is partnering …

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University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Expands Pharmacy Program Footprint – Tennessee Lookout

The The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center plans to open the Nashville and Knoxville campuses for its college of pharmacy starting in fall 2023. Classes will be open to a limited number of first-year pharmacy students to begin their four-year training at either campus. Currently, all pharmacy students are required to spend their first …

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Parents who hop into pharmacies in search of cures for flu-like symptoms are pulling out

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – If you feel that everyone around you is getting sick, you are not alone. To make matters worse, parents who scour pharmacies for antibiotics for their child’s ear infection or medicine for flu-like symptoms are on strike. This is due to a nationwide shortage of amoxicillin that has caregivers scrambling to …

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