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NYT: FDA's decision to extend Oxycontin access to pediatrics called into question

The New York Times outlines the controversy surrounding the recent FDA approval of Oxycontin in children. “Just because OxyContin has been abused or prescribed inappropriately doesn’t mean we should deprive the children who need the drug,” Kathleen Neville, pediatric oncologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital told The New York Times, adding it is “our obligation to have the best level of evidence for its use in children.” (The New York Times)



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Report: Facebook has eyes of millennials, Hispanics

Ad Age is reporting that Facebook has surpassed TV as the medium through which most millennial and Hispanic consumers can be reached. “If you're a packaged-goods marketer, that's a point of market entry that these people are now moving into, and the best way to reach them is through the device that's always with them, which is, of course, the smartphone," Facebook’s director of global consumer insights, Erin Sills, said. (Ad Age)

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Report: Florida pharmacy board adopts rule change on controlled substances

According to CBS Miami, the Florida Board of Pharmacy has adopted a rule change that looks to help pharmacists ensure that patients who need prescribed controlled substances can get them. “Instead of starting out with trying to find a reason to doubt a prescription, you start off with an assumption that everything in the prescription is good, and you work towards achieving patient access,” Florida Pharmacy Association EVP Michael Jackson said. (CBS Miami)