Canada's Premiers gathered in Charlottetown for the latest Council of the Federation meeting starting on Aug. 26, and health reform is a key topic. The pharmacy community is urging provinces to consider further expanding pharmacists' role as they can make important contributions to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system.
Biotech company Roche will be acquiring research and pharmaceutical company InterMune for $8.3 billion, it announced over the weekend.
With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo currently underway in Boston, the Boston Globe published an op-ed in its opinion section, Podium, which was co-authored by Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS and Michael Malloy, PharmD and dean of the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester.
Specialty pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt announced two new members to its leadership team following its recent acquisition of Questcor.
“All providers in the healthcare system should practice to the fullest extent allowed by their license.”
In July, the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America announced the two organizations would merge, creating the largest professional and trade association in the specialty pharmacy industry. To find out more, DSN interviewed Larry Irene, CEO of Armada Health Care and SPAARx founder, and Gary Cohen, CEO of NASP.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Cerdelga (eliglustat) for the treatment of adult patients with the Type 1 form of Gaucher disease.
Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts.
From July 29 to Aug. 18, people have donated $15.6 million to the ALS Association as the result of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge.
Mallinckrodt announced that it has completed the acquisiton of Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion.