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Advocates Fight to Expand Criteria for Medical Marijuana
Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association seeks to expand medical marijuana access for chronic conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Legislation will enable seniors in medically underserved communities to access pharmacist patient care services.
Pharmacy testing could reduce the number of undiagnosed HIV patients and new infections.
HHpgV-1 virus found in serum samples from blood transfusion recipients and hemophilia patients.
Federal government alleges kickbacks received by PharMerica were passed off as rebates, educational grants, and other financial support.
Opportunistic infections accounted for nearly one-fourth of all readmissions.
Supplemental New Drug Application includes the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections.
Agreement will send nearly 500 million units of treatment over the course of 5 years to the World Federation of Hemophilia.


2015 Specialty Trend in Senior Care
Significant growth has been seen in specialty medication use in long-term care facilities.
Pharmacy stakeholders must be nimble and responsive to innovations and disruptive trends in the market.
The transition in specialty pharmacy from traditional prescription ordering processes to e-prescribing brings challenges and benefits.
NASP promotes collaboration among specialty pharmacy stakeholders, emphasizing the importance of education and advocacy.
Pharmacy stakeholders who work with electronic health care data need to be vigilant against security breaches.
PCSK9 inhibitors are about to make their debut, and specialty pharmacy is poised to play a key role in their management.


Marc O'Connor, chief operating officer of Curant Health, discusses methods Curant uses to maintain adherence to specialty drug regimens.

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Executive Director James E. Smeeding, RPh, MBA, discusses the growth of the annual NASP Specialty Pharmacy Conference, held from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2015.

Jon Hamrick, executive vice president, Biotech and Specialty Services at Therigy LLC, discusses the difficulties pharmacies face regarding clinical support for patients starting specialty therapies.

Joseph Morse, president and chief operating officer of Therigy, LLC, discusses significant challenges in over the next five years in specialty pharmacy.

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