In 2014, specialty drug unit costs jumped 20.1%, compared to 5.7% for non-specialty drugs, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported.
Generic Drugs & Pharmacy News
The latest addition to Teva’s roster of medication is its generic version of Intuniv (guanfacine) extended release tablets, a non-stimulant meant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
AmerisourceBergen is beginning construction on three new distribution centers opening in 2016 located in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast.
Teva announced Monday that it had launched its generic version of Actonel (risedronate sodium) in 5-, 30- and 35-mg dosage strengths.
Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team.
Teva on Friday announced that it would be rolling out a generic version of Lomedia 24 Fe birth control bills.
On Thursday Roxane Laboratories announced that its alosetron hydrochloride tablets — a generic version of irritable bowel syndrome treatment Lotronex — was available in 0.5- and 1-mg strength.
Fruth Pharmacy has unveiled new technology to make prescription label reading easier for the visually impaired by partnering with AccessaMed to bring a special prescription label into all 26 Fruth Pharmacy locations.
Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that it had launched antipsychotic drug aripiprazole — a generic version of Abilify — in 2-, 5-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-mg dosage strength tablets.
The AARP Public Policy Institute’s latest Rx Price Watch Report shows that, despite an overall 4% decrease in price in 2013, the prices of generic drugs seem to be dropping at the slowest rate since 2006.