11/11/2016 - 4:15pm

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday softened his stance on his manifesto to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Trump suggested he may keep a few provisions, such as the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing parents to extend coverage for their children. "I told [Pres. Obama] I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told The Journal. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” (The Wall Street Journal)

11/10/2016 - 4:39pm

Provider status legislation in good hands as new 115th Congress gavels into session in January.

11/10/2016 - 10:19am

An HDA survey found that a majority of pharmaceutical manufacturers, 89%, indicated that distributors will start to receive serialized products before the DSCSA-mandated deadline.

11/02/2016 - 7:48am

The Supplement OWL is now moving beyond the original beta-test and CRN is urging companies to test out the product by inputting dietary supplement labels.

10/31/2016 - 3:56am

At the program’s launch in 2006, CRN urged the dietary supplement industry to police the advertising marketplace through an industry campaign headlined “There’s a new sheriff in town. You!”

10/27/2016 - 10:03am

MIAMI - The Zika virus will become endemic to Florida, the nation’s highest ranking infectious disease expert told Florida health officials earlier this week, according to a report in the Miami Herald. “Here’s the plain truth: that Zika and other diseases spread by Aedes aegypti [mosquito species] are really not controllable with current technologies. So we will see this become endemic,” Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "What we anticipate will happen is that this season will calm down within the continental United States. We hope that Miami-Dade will stop having cases, but we can't promise that. [And] we will see parts of the hemisphere where it will be endemic. It will come back every year.” (Miami Herald)

10/25/2016 - 12:20pm

Generic Pharmaceutical Association SVP sciences and regulatory affairs David Gaugh outlined the goals of GPhA and the FDA in negotiations over the second iteration of GDUFA at a public meeting on Oct. 21.

10/24/2016 - 2:01pm

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy.

10/24/2016 - 1:17pm

The FDA approved Vaxchora in June for adults traveling to cholera-affected areas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended it for travelers to areas of active cholera transmission the same month.