10/21/2015 - 11:02am

“This crisis is taking lives — it’s destroying families and shattering communities all across the country,” President Obama said in remarks at a community forum meant to kick off his administration’s new push to curb opioid abuse. 

10/16/2015 - 11:31am

The University of Florida study found that an OTC decongestant on the market today is no more effective than placebo in easing nasal congestion caused by allergies in adults. 

10/16/2015 - 11:04am

The New York Times is reporting that enrollment in health exchanges isn’t expected to grow much next year above current levels. “After an elaborate analysis of demographic data, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of health and human services, said that 10 million people were expected to have marketplace coverage at the end of next year, up only about 100,000 from recent levels and millions short of earlier projections,” the report says. (The New York Times)

10/16/2015 - 10:09am

Last month’s launch of the first generic biologic drug in the United States is the first step in a movement that some say could drive down the nation’s healthcare bill and bring new treatment options to thousands of patients across the country.

10/15/2015 - 2:34pm

 Feds are probing the drug maker on drug pricing, distribution and patient assistance programs, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The company’s drug pricing has drawn scrutiny from doctors, hospitals and Democrats in Congress after The Wall Street Journal reported in April about how it and some other companies buy and then significantly raise the prices of drugs,” the report says. (Wall Street Journal, registration required)

10/15/2015 - 10:44am

The New Jersey legislation requires the Department of Health to post a link on its website containing a list of products in which dextromethorphan is an active ingredient. 

10/14/2015 - 4:02pm

NACDS’ Carol Kelly has been nominated for an advocacy award given by the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference. 

10/05/2015 - 11:43am

The Generic Pharceutical Association’s CEO and President Chip Davis offered his recommendations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 

10/01/2015 - 10:48am

With the release of Congress’ Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Acts come concerns over the bill’s impact on TRICARE beneficiaries.