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FDA approves eczema drug

Regeneron’s Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable.

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Camber to introduce Percocet generic

Oxycodone APAP Tablets are available in 2.5/325mg, 5/325mg, 7.5/325mg and 10/325mg — 100- and 500-count bottles and are anticipated to ship in the second quarter. 

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Giant Eagle vet named eRx Network CEO

Mark Doerr joins the Change Healthcare company from Giant Eagle, where he oversaw pharmacy enterprise solutions, merchandising, managed care and specialty for the company’s more than 200 pharmacies.

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AbbVie joins Avatar Research Program

ORIEN Avatar fosters collaboration among key stakeholders in cancer research with the shared goal of discovering and developing novel therapies in clinical trials.

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Consumer Reports highlights retailer generic savings offers

Consumer Reports is shining a light on the generics savings programs that various retailers offer through their pharmacies, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Costco, Kmart and Sam’s Club. The report notes that while many offer deals on 30- and 90-day generics supplies, many also offer memberships that open up more discounts on other drugs. (Consumer Reports)

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FDA approves ovarian cancer drug

Tesaro’s Zejula is an oral, once-daily poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response (CR or PR) to platinum-based chemotherapy.