Increased Medicare audits are raising the stakes for compliance in today’s pharmacies, with stricter enforcement than ever before. In fact, the likelihood of receiving a Part B audit request continues to climb amid national efforts to control fraud, waste and abuse.
Low-risk general wellness products, including wearable fitness monitors and sleep monitors, will not be subject to pre- or post-market regulatory requirements, the Food and Drug Administration reported Thursday, according to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. "FDA has kept in line with its previous guidance on other health and wellness products, such as mobile medical applications and exercise equipment, where depending on the product's intended use, it could fall under FDA regulations," RAPS reported. "FDA says manufacturers could say their product is intended 'to promote, track, and/or encourage choice(s), which as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help to reduce the risk of [or may help living well with] certain chronic diseases and conditions.'" (RAPS)
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is launching three demonstration projects that aim to foster health care collaboration and increase pharmacy-based immunizations.
AmerisourceBergen is launching several new programs to help independent pharmacies improve business performance while meeting growing patient need.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition will be an exhibiting sponsor at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, the largest conference ever for women bloggers.
In recent studies, as many as 69% of people self-treating with OTC lice products use more than the recommended dose to increase effectiveness.
With the final regulatory hurdle behind it, the company said it expects the $40.5 billion transaction to complete next week.
Del Monte is teaming up with actress Katrina Bowden to introduce Del Monte Fruit Refreshers, the first ever Fruit Cup snack made just for adults.
Kenneth Cole is launching the next evolution of the brand's iconic, signature fragrance, Kenneth Cole Black.
As manufacturers move some production abroad, others are determined to make their products in the United States, even when the costs are higher. (New York Times)