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NACDS: Collaboration essential to address drug abuse, preserve access

In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS.

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CDC: HPV vaccination low among adolescents

Vaccination against human papillomavirus continues to lag among adolescents, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 report, issued Wednesday.

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Medicare prescription drug premiums to remain stable

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week announced that they expect the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 to remain stable at about $32.50 per month.

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Publix pharmacist wins June Fit Pharmacist Challenge

Drug Store News, in partnership with consumer health engagement company higi, has announced that Marlena Kelley, pharmacy manager at Publix’s Daphne, Ala., location, is the grand prize winner of its June 2015 Fit Pharmacist Challenge, sponsored by Splenda.