11/17/10 Pharmacy News Round-up

November 17, 2010

Here are the Top 3 pharmacy news stories of the day, as selected by PharmacyWeek’s staff:

F.D.A. Panel Backs Drug for LupusWhat could become the first new drug approved to treat lupus in more than half a century moved a big step closer to the market on Tuesday by winning an endorsement from a federal advisory committee. (New York Times)

Local independent pharmacy models program after NCPA’s Dispose My Meds — A group representing the nation’s independent pharmacies praised a local drug store’s participation in a drug take-back program. (Drug Store News)

CVS/pharmacy Helps Seniors Evaluate Medicare Part D Options and Identify Potential Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs in 2011As families gather for the holidays in the coming weeks, CVS/pharmacy encourages older adults and their caregivers to make family health part of the conversation.  Not only is it valuable to know one’s family health history, it’s also important to discuss the financial aspect of heath care and best ways to manage heath care expenses. (PRNewswire)


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