02/02/2015 - 9:43am

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults, making it the first FDA-approved medicine to treat this condition.

 

01/30/2015 - 1:13pm

Janssen Therapeutics on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Prezcobix (darunavir 800 mg/cobicistat 150 mg) tablets. The drug is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus in combination with other antiretovirals for treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced adults with no darunavir resistance-associated substitutions, according to the company.

 

01/30/2015 - 11:51am

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a draft roadmap toward the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.

 

01/29/2015 - 4:52pm

On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, the U.S. Senate has followed suit with a companion bill.

01/29/2015 - 3:09pm

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.

 

01/28/2015 - 4:34pm

"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post. 

01/28/2015 - 1:53pm

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a discussion document in the 21st Century Cures initiative.

01/28/2015 - 12:11pm

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B.

01/27/2015 - 11:07am

Symplmed Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Prestalia (perindopril arginine and amlodipine) tablets to treat hypertension.