Marshall University’s PharmD program receives precandidate accreditation status
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The doctor of pharmacy program at Marshall University has received a preliminary accreditation status that the university said was a step toward full accreditation.
Marshall president Stephen Kopp said Wednesday the program had received precandidate accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s board of directors.
"This achievement is a momentous one, one that is on the level approaching that of the founding of the School of Medicine," Kopp said. "It should be a source of great pride for all who care about Marshall and the future of those we serve."
The precandidate accreditation term will extend until June 30, 2013, and an on-site evaluation for consideration of advancing the program to candidate accreditation status will be scheduled during the 2012-2013 academic year, the university said.
FDA grants priority review for Bayer, Onyx cancer drug
WAYNE, N.J., and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for an investigational cancer treatment created by Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals.
The companies said Bayer’s new drug application for oral multikinase inhibitor regorafenib initially was filed in April for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, whose disease has progressed after approved standard therapies. The FDA grants priority review to medicines that provide a treatment where little or no adequate therapy exists.
Under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, the FDA will complete its review within six months from the receipt of the NDA submission, rather than the standard 10-month review cycle.
99 Cents Only finds home in Reno
CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99 Cents Only is opening its first Reno, Nev., store in July.
The company said the new store, which will open July 12, is 17,000 sq. ft. and will feature a large perishable food department, including produce, dairy and frozen foods.
99 Cents Only currently operates 300 retail stores, including 220 stores in California, 37 in Texas, 29 in Arizona and 14 in Nevada.