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FDA approves PharmaJet Stratis injector for delivery of Afluria

BY Michael Johnsen

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — PharmaJet, the developer of a needle-free injection technology to administer medications and vaccines to patients, and bioCSL, the maker of Afluria (influenza vaccine) on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the PharmaJet Stratis 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector for delivery of Afluria in individuals ages 18 years to 64 years. This is the first needle-free delivery system approved by the FDA for the administration of an inactivated influenza vaccine, the companies reported.
 
“Healthcare providers now have the option of delivering Afluria without a needle,” stated Ron Lowy, PharmaJet CEO and co-chairman. “The PharmaJet injection technology is an especially important innovation for the millions of individuals who suffer from fear of needles and who consequently forego their annual flu vaccination. We believe this is a significant step forward in the effort to improve public health through broader immunization coverage, as well as improved safety of caregivers.”
 
The PharmaJet injector delivers the vaccine by means of a narrow, precise fluid stream that penetrates the skin in about one-tenth of a second. “The importance of being vaccinated yearly against seasonal influenza cannot be overstated,” commented Marie Mazur, president of bioCSL. “PharmaJet’s needle-free technology, when used to administer Afluria, could play a significant role in increasing adult vaccination rates by helping to personalize vaccine delivery.”

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Pharmacy Advantage introduces mobile device application

BY Michael Johnsen

TROY, Mich. — Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts. This pharmacy solution is intended to improve patient access and convenience in obtaining prescribed medications. Utilization of this program will allow patients to scan/refill prescriptions, receive date shipped notification, be given dosage reminders and access an overview of their medication records.  
 
Non-smartphone users will have an option to receive text messages, alerting them to drug therapy updates/status to avoid being excluded from the benefits this service affords.  
 
“We view mscripts mobile application as an opportunity for patients to take on a more engaged role in their treatment and medication needs,” stated Daniel Kus, VP Pharmacy Advantage Specialty Pharmacy. “Collaborative therapy management and employment of technological resources is the future of healthcare. This program encompasses the best of these two worlds.”
 
The new app Pharm Adv and its website operate on a secure network created by mscripts. 
 
As a result of the combined faculties between McKesson’s EnterpriseRx pharmacy management system and mscripts, Pharmacy Advantage can extend a variety of mobile communication pathways to its customers. The easy-to-use application is available to download through Apple iTunes or the Android Market at no charge.
 
“As a leader in medication therapy management programs, Pharmacy Advantage is uniquely able to influence healthier outcomes for their patients through the use of mobile technology,” said Mark Cullen, CEO of mscripts. “The partnership between clinical support, pharmacy operations and electronic data networks lead to significant improvements in medication adherence resulting in drastically decreased adverse effects/unnecessary hospitalizations in the patient population.”
 

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Libertas introduces new multivitamin

BY David Salazar

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Generics company Libertas Pharma this summer has rolled out a new multivitamin intended for patients with malabsorption. The new Libertas ABDEK vitamins contain a mixture of vitamins A, B, D, E and K, as well as zinc.

The vitamins come in three varieties: chewable tabs, drops for children and a softgel. The chewables and softgels come in bottles of 60, and the drops are sold in bottles of 60 ml. The vitamins can assist those with cystic fibrosis by combining vitamins that are soluble and water to boost absorption in patients.

The Libertas ABDEK vitamins can be purchased from drug wholesalers and online.  

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