The Weekly Roundup

June 17, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Protesters took to the street earlier this month shouting “Greed Kills” [video] as the beleaguered Gilead Sciences continues to fight public sentiment and this lawsuit (alleging that gentler, secondary generations of HIV drugs were held off the market so the company could milk its tenofovir (TAF) patent and protect it from generic competition.) Our California colleagues at IPCN, are watching the suit closely:  

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The Weekly Roundup

March 11, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Mental health continues to pop up in the news and in political conversations and depression and is one of the most common mental health issues facing Americans. A recent study suggested that “primary care practices fall short in teaching patients about managing their care and following up regularly to track their progress”. PBS ran with the ball this week with an interesting piece following up on the study. The writer and sources cited therein posit that outcomes would vastly improve if we treated depression as we do other illnesses by, for example, using a care team instead of a single primary provider to manage patients, and providing better follow-up. Great news for pharmacists...[more]

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