Pharmacy

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Henry Ford Pharmacy launches smartphone app

Henry Ford Health System on Thursday launched a free smartphone app for patients to order and manage their medications. The Henry Ford Rx app is available for patients who use any of the chain's 28 retail pharmacy locations throughout the metro Detroit area.

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FDA approves GSK's Arnuity Ellipta

GlaxoSmithKline announced FDA approval for Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid medicine for the treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.

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Abuse of REMS drives up healthcare costs

The generic drug industry — and by extension, patients across the United States — is being adversely impacted by what some are calling branded drug makers’ abuse of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS.

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Backlog of generic drug applications at FDA

Despite creating a detailed plan to speed up the rate at which generic drug applications are reviewed, experts say a backlog has developed at the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Generic Drugs.

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Focusing clinical collaboration on prevention

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.