02/28/2013 - 11:27am

The National Community Pharmacists Association applauded the Kentucky Senate for voting to pass S.B. 107, a bill that will provide transparency regarding how pharmacy reimbursements are determined for multiple source generic drugs, and establish an appeals process when a dispute arises over those payment levels.

02/27/2013 - 3:25pm

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday commended a bipartisan push for the Government Accountability Office to review the impact on patients of sharp reductions in reimbursement for diabetes test supplies provided by community pharmacies to Medicare beneficiaries.

02/27/2013 - 12:12pm

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program on Monday recommended that Lunada Biomedical discontinue weight-loss and other claims made for Amberen, a dietary supplement marketed to menopausal women.

02/26/2013 - 3:41pm

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Monday issued a trio of controversial recommendations regarding supplementing with vitamin D and calcium.

02/26/2013 - 3:03pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for postmenopausal women who experience pain during sex.

02/26/2013 - 2:54pm

Drug maker Ranbaxy Labs has started producing the ingredients for a cholesterol drug while working with the Food and Drug Administration to fix manufacturing issues that led to the recall in November 2012 of several batches of the drug.

02/26/2013 - 12:56pm

A newly conducted study of millions of Medicare Part D prescription drug event data has found that community pharmacies provide 90-day medication supplies at lower cost than mail-order pharmacies and that local pharmacists substitute lower-cost generic drugs more often when compared with mail-order pharmacies.

02/26/2013 - 12:45pm

A state Senate committee in Tennessee is looking into the possibility of allowing supermarkets to sell wine, according to published reports.

02/26/2013 - 11:45am

The federal government has recognized the state of Michigan as a national leader in electronic prescribing, a group of health organizations in the state said.