Pharmacy

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Rx trends 2015: Treating the highest-cost patients

Some 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, swelling the Medicare rolls and increasing pressure on an already overstretched health system. Pharmacies are joining other health providers and insurers to help reduce costs of care for these newly minted seniors.

 

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Camber launches generic Protonix

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets USP, the generic version of Pfizer's Protonix. The drug is used to treat gastro esophageal reflux disease and damage to the esophagus.

 

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IBS market to reach $1.5 billion by 2023

The global therapeutics market for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is set to rise in value from $589.6 million in 2013 to $1.5 billion by 2023, representing a high compound annual growth rate of almost 9.9%, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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FDA approves Consentyx from Novartis

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced approval for Cosentyx (secukinumab), indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

 

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Rx trends 2015: Managing the newly insured

If its goal of expanding health coverage to more Americans is fully realized, the Affordable Care Act could end up pulling as many as 30 million more people into the ranks of the newly insured. That means rising prescription counts and more patients at pharmacy counters and in drug store aisles, but it also poses challenges in managing and educating patients about their benefits.

 

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Rx trends 2015: Telehealth

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so …19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope.