January 27, 2016

The Task Force found that patients who were identified through depression screening and went on to be treated — with antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or both — showed improvement in depression symptoms.

January 26, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein, CEO, after combing through the 658 pages released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the final rule governing Average Manufacturer Price under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, outlined the seven ways this new rule will impact pharmacy. "Savor all of the bureaucratese for yourself in the oh-so-brief 658-page rule, known to the cool kids as CMS-2345-FC," Fein writes. His observations outline potential impacts including prescription reimbursement, pharmacy profits and channel strategies. (Read through to the end, and Fein provides  a bonus five observations.) (Drug Channels)

January 26, 2016

Tresiba is designed to last at least 42 hours after eight once-a-day injections, and can allow patients to dose themselves at a time that accommodates their schedule. 

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

January 25, 2016

The new indication comes just a few months after the FDA approved Botox to treat upper limb spasticity in two thumb muscles and six years after it was approved to treat upper limb spasticity in the elbow, wrist and fingers. 

 
January 22, 2016

NACDS, along with partners including the National Community Pharmacists Association, have been engaged on this issue every step of the way since Congress first enacted the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in February 2006. 

January 22, 2016

This is the second new indication the FDA has given Kyprolis in six months, the company said. 

January 22, 2016
The pen is intended to treat high blood sugar in diabetes patients who require more than 200 units of insulin per day to regulate their blood sugar levels. 
January 22, 2016

Through future studies, Sherman and his team will study the ability of lactoferrin -  the major protein in a mother's milk - to prevent secondary infections such as pneumonia. 

January 21, 2016

Five of the top 10 markets with flu activity are located west of Texas. 

January 21, 2016

The PSA campaign, featuring first-of-its-kind communications techniques, was developed pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather New York for the Ad Council.

January 21, 2016

Sickweather provides real-time disease surveillance and forecasts for more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses.

January 20, 2016

According to the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that up to 20% of the U.S. population is affected by GERD. 

January 20, 2016

A recognized leader in government relations and health care, Rodger Currie has advocated on behalf of patient groups, physicians, hospitals and the life sciences industry.

January 20, 2016

As a part of their new enhancements, PrescribeWellness is now offering their customers the use of text reminders to patients with prescriptions ready for pick-up and patients with pre-set appointments.

January 19, 2016

Cosentyx works by binding to the protein IL-17A, inhibiting its interaction with receptors, and is currently the only IL-7A agonist approved for these two indications, according to Novartis. 

January 15, 2016

The chewable tablet is indicated to treat pinworm and certain other worm infections. 

January 14, 2016

The move from Adapt Pharma is in support of President Barack Obama’s call for broad measures across federal, state and local agencies, as well as nonprofits and the private sector, to help reduce the deaths attributed to opioid and heroin overdoses 

January 14, 2016

While the top markets with flu activity presently are located predominantly across the South, this past week has seen markets within Wisconsin and Iowa realize significant flu activity gains. 

January 13, 2016

President Barack Obama's nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Robert Califf - was approved by the Senate HELP Committee Tuesday, according to a report published by ABC News. But it's not necessarily smooth sailing from here. At least two senators are expected to place a hold on the nomination, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "Sanders has said the country needs an FDA commissioner who will stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and that Califf is 'not that person.'" (ABC News)

January 11, 2016

Miles Harrison joined Galderma U.S. in 2014 from Novartis as VP and general manager, self-medication business unit, which includes Cetaphil. 

January 11, 2016

Shire and Baxalta, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business, will be merging in a deal that is being valued at about $32 billion, which includes a pledge from Shire to give Baxalta Shareholders $18 cash, plus .1282 of Shire’s American depository receipts, per share. The merger will make Shire the largest maker of treatments for rare diseases in the world. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

January 8, 2016
Mylan’s executive chairman Robert Coury noted that Sheehan has contributed to the company’s financial success since joining, and expressed gratitude for his time. 
January 8, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index data continues to suggest slight increases in flu activity in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and several markets in the deep South.