06/21/2016 - 5:12pm

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the "Restoring Access to Medications Act" Tuesday, which would make over-the-counter medicines re-eligible for purchase with a health savings account, Forbes reported. "It’s not surprising that HSAs have gone from partisan football to bipartisan cum-bay-yah in recent years. Over 20 million Americans now have a health insurance plan with an HSA," Forbes reported. "HSAs are making Obamacare a less unaffordable option for families. They are an integral and growing part of the national health insurance landscape." (Forbes)

06/17/2016 - 10:26am

Delaware becomes the 12th state to pass a law addressing the issue of cough medicine abuse among teens, CHPA noted.

06/13/2016 - 2:01pm

The dietary supplement industry contributes $121.6 billion to the U.S. economy, CRN reported, creating 754,645 jobs nationwide, and paying $38.4 billion in wages, illustrating the industry’s significant economic contribution. 

06/13/2016 - 12:59pm

The peak percentage of outpatient visits for ILI was 3.6% and occurred during the week ending March 12, 2016.

06/10/2016 - 12:21pm

Depending upon how these fees are structured, OTC PDUFA fees could be as much a disincentive as it is an incentive to innovation. 

06/10/2016 - 7:57am

The Federal Trade Commission is nearing its decision on the proposed merger of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance, The New York Post reported late Thursday night, and signs point toward an approval. "The FTC’s biggest concern is the merger will give the combined company too much power when negotiating prices with pharmacy benefit managers," The Post reported. "[But] on Thursday, the chief executive of the No. 1 pharmacy manager, Express Scripts’ Tim Wentworth, said he welcomed the merger." (The New York Post

06/09/2016 - 11:35am

Serious heart problems associated with the overdoses of medicines like Imodium occurred mostly in patients who were taking doses that were much higher than recommended in an effort to get high. 

06/08/2016 - 11:23am

NACDS provides hearing statement on strengthening and improving Medicare.

06/08/2016 - 11:04am

More than 10% of the contribution to the U.S. economy by the dietary supplment industry is in direct business tax (not including sales taxes on the sale of those supplements).