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August 27, 2014

·CVS to Offer Narcan Without Prescription in Rhode Island … The Republic·New Restrictions on Hydrocodone to Take Effect … AP·Emerging Trends in Adherence and Quality Measurement … Pharmacy Times

·The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert 53

·B. Braun Receives FDA Approval for Nutrilipid® 20% 

August 15, 2014

·CMS to Improve Quality of Care During Hospital Inpatient Stays·FDA Readies Social Media Rules for Big Pharma … Forbes·In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services … NYTimes

·Faster FDA Approvals Have not Caused More Drug Safety Problems … Forbes

·“Conflict of Interest” Doctor Database Unplugged … The Hill

·Cerner to Buy Siemens Health IT Business for $1.3 Billion … Forbes

July 29, 2014

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May 27, 2014

April 30, 2014

·Pfizer Offering $100 Billion for AstraZeneca … USAToday

·A Top Hospital Opens Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines … WSJ

 ·FDA Banned Drug Plant After Finding Data Flaws, Rat Traps … Bloomberg

 ·Hospitals Safety Score Reveals Hospitals Becoming Safer, but Dangers to Patients Lurk … The Leapfrog Group

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February 24, 2014

·Indian Drugmakers Must Know Quality-Control Rules, FDA Says … Bloomberg

·Drug Quality Concerns Spur New U.S. FDA Oversight Effort … Bloomberg

·Can “Robotic” Pills Replace Injections? … WSJ

·Shortages of I.V. Saline Affecting 76 Percent of U.S. Hospitals … ASHP

·Michigan Pharmacy CEO and Employees Indicted in $60M Fraud … Drug Topics

·Debate Continues Over Calif. Law to Expand Role of Pharmacists … CaliforniaHealthline

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July 29, 2013

· Leapfrog Group Unveils Online Tool to Calculate Hospital Error Costs … iHealthBeat

· Hospitals May Soon be Reaching for the Stars … KHN

· HER Users Ditching Systems, Trading Up … Healthcare IT News

· Is Health IT Reaching a Plateau? … American Medical News

· ASHP’s Response to AMA Policy

 

July 2, 2013

· Maine Once Again Allows Mail-Order Canadian Drugs to Cut Costs … NPR

· Johns Hopkins, Walgreens Partner on Pharmacy … Baltimore Sun

· Pharmacists Can be Part of Health Reform … Kitsap Sun

· Top Medicare Prescribers Rake in Speaking Fees from Drugmakers … NPR

· Judge Orders Injunction Against New Jersey Compounding Pharmacy …  Reuters

 

June 11, 2013

·  Pharmacy Technicians Can Be Leaders in Pharmacy Crime Preparedness … WSJ

·  HIMSS, NASCIO Study Finds HIE Filling Regional Needs … Government Health IT

·  FDA Approves RFID-based Blood Tracking … Health Care IT News

·  ASHP PPMI – Engaging the C-Suite to Advance Pharmacy Practice

·  Hospital CEOs See Double-Digit Pay Hike … SLPD

·  Walgreens Opens Decked-Out Flagships … USAToday

 

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