09/25/2014 - 12:04pm

Celgene Corp. earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is the first and only PDE4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to the company.

09/25/2014 - 11:17am

AbbVie on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease patients ages 6 years and older when other treatments haven't worked well enough.

 

09/24/2014 - 3:41pm

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, also known as the “Hatch-Waxman” Act, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued a statement to reflect on the evolution of providing patient access to generic medications and noted that it is looking forward to further progress in the years ahead.

09/24/2014 - 11:14am

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.

09/23/2014 - 1:20pm

A bill has been introduced that lawmakers say would “close federal loopholes” and increase consumer access to generic drugs while boosting market competition.

09/19/2014 - 10:52am

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-a-week injection to improve blood-sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

09/18/2014 - 3:22pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has offered its support for new legislation — S. 2862, the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access, and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 — which calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients.

09/18/2014 - 1:53pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.

09/18/2014 - 10:13am

More than 50 Washington, D.C.-area pharmacists and student pharmacists administered flu shots and performed free health screenings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demonstrate the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services.