01/22/2015 - 2:33pm

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

01/22/2015 - 2:12pm

Four House representatives on Thursday reintroduced legislation designed to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion and ensure patient access to necessary medications.

01/21/2015 - 9:29pm

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

01/21/2015 - 1:52pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced approval for Cosentyx (secukinumab), indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

 

01/21/2015 - 12:23pm

If its goal of expanding health coverage to more Americans is fully realized, the Affordable Care Act could end up pulling as many as 30 million more people into the ranks of the newly insured. That means rising prescription counts and more patients at pharmacy counters and in drug store aisles, but it also poses challenges in managing and educating patients about their benefits.

 

01/20/2015 - 11:44am

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA vs. Sandoz et al. that reversed the Federal Circuit Court’s judgment of invalidity of Teva’s ‘808 patent for Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) 20 mg/mL.

01/16/2015 - 1:30pm

AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Duopa (carbidopa and levodopa) enteral suspension, which is used to treat motor fluctuations for people with advanced Parkinson's disease. 

 

01/16/2015 - 11:20am

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23% among people of all ages.

01/16/2015 - 11:05am

Kathleen "Cook" Uhl on Thursday was named director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Generic Drugs.