June 10, 2015

FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card saves users 42% off retail prescription costs on average. 

June 10, 2015

The Florida Board of Pharmacy on Tuesday held a public hearing in an effort to help those patients gain access to medically necessary pain medications.

June 10, 2015

Despite high-profile efforts to implement abuse-deterrent labels and properties on brand-name opioids, advisory company Avalere Health’s latest research notes a key blind spot in the efforts — accessibility.

June 9, 2015

Millennium Health and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation on Tuesday released a film, “If Only,” to address prescription drug abuse among teens. 

June 8, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising clinicians to be on the lookout for a new bird flu. 

June 8, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to boost the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this coming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 

June 8, 2015

Health information network Surescripts has signed an agreement with eClinicalWorks to extend its electronic prior authorization service to all users of eClinicalWorks software.

June 4, 2015

Flublok uses an egg-free system, which means that manufacturing it doesn’t require influenza virus or antibiotics.

June 3, 2015

In 2014, specialty drug unit costs jumped 20.1%, compared to 5.7% for non-specialty drugs, Blue Cross Blue Shield reported. 

June 3, 2015

PillPack has shipped more than 1 million dose packs since the startup's launch in February 2014. 

June 1, 2015

AmerisourceBergen is beginning construction on three new distribution centers opening in 2016 located in the South, the Midwest and the Northeast. 

May 29, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration Friday announced that it had approved Rapamune (sirolimus), distributed by Pfizer’s Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, as a treatment for the rare lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). 

May 29, 2015

Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team. 

May 28, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two treatments for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) on Wednesday. 

May 28, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy has unveiled new technology to make prescription label reading easier for the visually impaired by partnering with AccessaMed to bring a special prescription label into all 26 Fruth Pharmacy locations.

May 28, 2015

The Healthcare Distribution Management Association has named two new VPs representing its government affairs team — Kristen Freitas and Gary Riddle.

May 28, 2015

Mack Elevation Forum introduced a new serial digital commentary to help fine tune the process of developing innovation strategy on Thursday. 

May 27, 2015

In a new survey of approximately 2,700 American customers, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association found continued demand for safely ordering prescription medications online from licensed Canadian pharmacies.

May 27, 2015

J&J tests the "avalanche theory" of healthcare costs, finding that health starts declining at an accelerating rate after age 45. 

May 26, 2015

The 21st Century Cures legislation would foster drug development. 

May 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc.'s Stiolto Respimat (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol), a once-daily inhaler meant to treat obstructed airflow in patients, the company announced Tuesday. 

May 19, 2015

The complex issue of prescription drug abuse and access are not receiving the comprehensive approach that they deserve and greater collaboration is needed among all stakeholders to help find solutions. That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores CEO Steve Anderson and U.S. Pain Foundation president Paul Gileno shared in a joint op-ed published Tuesday in The Tampa Tribune.

May 19, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed three new performance measures to assess the use of opioids. 

May 19, 2015

Surescripts processed two-thirds of all new prescriptions in 2014, according to its annual report released Tuesday.