06/01/2012 - 12:12pm

Five pharmacy organizations on Thursday wrote Congress in opposition of an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act due to its potential to delay patients' timely relief from chronic pain while increasing drug costs.

06/01/2012 - 12:07pm

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday identified three problematic regulations that inhibit job creation.

05/31/2012 - 2:18pm

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 5842), which would repeal the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that disqualified expenses for over-the-counter drugs as eligible for reimbursement under health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements without a prescription.

05/31/2012 - 2:09pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has officially launched its 2012 Marketplace Conference mobile application.

05/31/2012 - 1:43pm

As the Food and Drug Administration works to finalize draft guidance related to the development of biosimilar products, pharmacy groups recently weighed in with recommendations to facilitate the entry of lower-cost products into the biologic and specialty pharmaceutical markets.

05/31/2012 - 11:56am

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s prescription drug user fee programs that are scheduled to expire in September. H.R. 5651 passed the House by a vote of 387 to 5.

05/31/2012 - 11:49am

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary is seeking approval for a Type 2 diabetes treatment.

05/31/2012 - 10:29am

Ric Jurgens spent the past 43 years working for and building Hy-Vee into a strong regional chain, and later this summer his accomplishments will be acknowledged by the Grocery Manufacturers Association when he receives the organization’s Hall of Achievement Award.

05/31/2012 - 10:23am

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned parents against administering benzocaine to their teething babies and advised that parents not use benzocaine at all in children under the age of 2 years unless under the supervision of a family physician.