06/06/2016 - 12:02pm

A CHPA survey found that the number of consumers who understand that exceeding the recommended daily dose of acetaminophen may lead to liver damage has increased from 78% in 2010 to 87% in 2013. 

06/03/2016 - 10:15am

Industry has long supported state efforts to curb teen OTC cough medicine abuse and has worked to increase parental awareness through its StopMedicineAbuse.org campaign, CHPA stated. 

05/26/2016 - 5:03pm

The NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit facilitated more than 600 visits to Capitol Hill by community pharmacists to call on more than 250 representatives and senators to support patient- and pharmacist-friendly legislation.

05/20/2016 - 10:40am

The new guidance will enable CMS to gain additional clarity into the sheer magnitude of the amounts of money that are being assessed on pharmacies, NCPA and other stakeholders noted.

05/19/2016 - 3:40pm

Stat is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration has delayed its issuing of a final rule that would let drug manufacturers update the safety warnings on their products independently, rather than seeking FDA approval to do so. The report notes that this is the second time the FDA final rule issuance has been delayed since the rule was proposed in 2013. The proposed rule has been met with opposition from such organizations as CVS and various groups representing manufacturers, pharmacists and wholesalers due to the number of different labels that would come out of the rule. (Stat)

05/19/2016 - 1:12pm

FAN argues that fluoride supplements were launched in the 1940s on the premise that fluoride needs to be ingested during early childhood to provide a meaningful role in cavity prevention. Today, the body of evidence suggests that fluoride's predominant effect on cavities comes from topical application. 

05/19/2016 - 12:47pm

NPA is encouraging members to visit its grassroots website and reach out to Congress and tell them to stop Puerto Rico from creating an arbitrary tax on the industry as the relief package is debated.

05/18/2016 - 10:44am

The ad notes that more than 60% of the U.S. House of Representatives and more than 40% of the U.S. Senate have cosponsored legislation to name pharmacists as healthcare providers in Medicare Part B.

05/16/2016 - 12:02pm

Last month, President Barack Obama signed into law the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 that was advocated by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and other industry groups.