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California bans single-use plastic bags

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation for the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, drug stores and select other retail outlets.

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Celgene's Otezla approved to treat plaque psoriasis

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.

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FDA approves new indication for Humira

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.

 

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NACDS reflects, looks ahead on 30th anniversary of 'Hatch-Waxman' Act

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.

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GPhA president releases statement on the Hatch Waxman Act's 30th anniversary

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.

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NACDS endorses Senate bill to curb Rx abuse

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.