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Walmart preemptively sues DOJ in opioid case
Walmart filed a preemptive lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in what it says is an attempt to thwart an incoming suit for failing to thwart otherwise valid opioid prescriptions. The suit…
NCPA releases 2020 Digest Report
NCPA releases 2020 Digest Report Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 At its yearly convention, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) unveiled the 2020 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. The digest estimated that independent community pharmacies…
COVID-19 vaccines to be stored secretly under tight security
COVID-19 vaccines to be stored secretly under tight security Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 COVID-19 vaccine stakeholders—including health officials, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies—are taking numerous steps to safeguard the anticipated vaccine doses, such as designating secure,…
Effect of vericiguat vs. placebo on quality of life in patients with HFpEF
Effect of vericiguat vs. placebo on quality of life in patients with HFpEF Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 Researchers probed whether treatment with vericiguat increases the physical limitation score (PLS) of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire…
Novartis to pursue SMA drug branaplam in Huntington’s disease
Novartis to pursue SMA drug branaplam in Huntington’s disease Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 Novartis is looking to repurpose its investigational oral spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug branaplam to treat Huntington’s disease. Novartis has been studying…
Purdue Pharma reaches $8.34 billion settlement over opioid probes
Purdue Pharma reaches $8.34 billion settlement over opioid probes Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to three felonies related to its marketing and distribution…
HHS takes action to further expand access to vaccines, COVID-19 tests
HHS takes action to further expand access to vaccines, COVID-19 tests Wed, 10/21/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 10/22/2020 – 18:30 New HHS guidance, issued under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act), authorizes qualified pharmacy technicians and state-authorized…

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