Manchester could pay for medicines based on efficacy

Source: Stephen Williams The Greater Manchester and Pharmaceutical Industry Partnership Group will set out to improve the use and safety of medicines and use patient data to enhance the development and delivery of medicines in the Greater Manchester region The health service in Manchester has signed a deal with the pharmaceutical industry that could lead …

Medical News Today: Rare but fatal pediatric brain tumor may be stopped with new molecule

Researchers may have found a molecule that inhibits the growth of a rare but fatal tumor that occurs in children, called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. New research uncovers a molecule that successfully halts DIPG – a fatal pediatric brain tumor. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a pediatric brain tumor that mainly affects children …

Association couples government affairs and communications into 'NCPA Advocacy Center'

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The National  Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday announced a number of staff appointments a realignment to bolster its already robust federal, state and media relations efforts. “This is an important moment for independent community pharmacies. Changes in Washington, state capitals and the private sector present new opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists,” …

Report: Supervalu’s Hymas departs, leaving Cub Foods in transition

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the company seeks a replacement, Supervalu SVP marketing and consumer insights Chad Ferguson has taken over on an interim basis. “Chad is a dynamic leader with …

Alabama independents fighting to exclude prescription revenue from gross receipt calculations

Approximately 530 Alabama independent drug store owners are seeking relief of as much as $5,000 per store per year in business license fees by excluding prescription sales from gross receipts, according to a report published Friday by the Alabama Media Group. State legislation has been introduced to that end, but is opposed by local municipalities …

Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries

SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 — Ice fishing may seem like a relaxing pastime, but it can result in broken bones, concussions and other injuries, according to surgeons from the Mayo Clinic. “Ice fishing has become more popular in the last few years, and, with this, we have seen an increase in ice fishing-related injuries,” study …