APhA releases new edition of 'Peripheral Brain for the Pharmacist'

The American Pharmacists Association has just published the fourth edition of “Peripheral Brain for the Pharmacist,” a reference used by student pharmacists and practitioners. “Peripheral Brain for the Pharmacist” is an assortment of more than 35 core reference materials that are printed on lab-coat-pocket-size, laminated cards that are hole-punched with a metal ring to hold the collection together. Read More »

House hearings on prescription drug, opioid abuse continue

he House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), continued its series of hearings on Friday focusing on the growing problem of prescription drug and opioid abuse. “Over the past five weeks, this subcommittee has heard from opioid-addiction experts working within local communities and our leading academic and research centers, ¨ Murphy said. Read More »

MAXIMUS launches program to help states simplify drug benefit programs

MAXIMUS, a global provider of government services, said Monday it launched DecisionPoint for Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) to help states navigate the complexities of public drug benefit programs. DecisionPoint for PBM combines a comprehensive software application with decades of Medicaid program administration experience, resulting in a solution that addresses the need for states to better manage prescription drug programs used by a rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse group of bene Read More »