Pharmacy

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Rx Safes introduces in-home medication lockbox

Rx Safes, manufacturer of fingerprint recognition home prescription lockboxes, on Thursday announced that it is waging a new war on drugs to reduce prescription drug abuse, backed by a national media campaign.

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FDA approves GSK's Promacta for treatment of SAA

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its supplemental new drug application for Promacta (eltrombopag), a once-daily medication for patients with severe aplastic anaemia who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy.

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Apotex names Dr. Jeremy Desai president and CEO

Canadian pharmaceutical company Apotex announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Desai to president and CEO. He has spent close to 30 years in a number of senior roles within the pharmaceutical industry and has been with Apotex for the last 11 years.

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HIT expands pharmacy’s role in health care

Pharmacy health information technology has come a long way in the past five years, but there is still a significant amount of opportunity for pharmacy operations to plug into the HIT network — opportunities that will augment pharmacy’s value to the healthcare system in improving adherence and reducing abandonment.