January 4, 2016

About 90% of all specialty drug sales revenue flows through traditional and specialty distributors.

January 4, 2016

The Challenge is part of Script Your Future, a campaign launched by the National Consumers League and partners in 2011 to combat the problem of poor medication adherence.

January 4, 2016

Overall, more than 10,000 community pharmacies nationwide provide med sync services.

January 4, 2016

The Oregon State University study provides compelling evidence that an interactive patient counseling technique could significantly improve the understanding of medication use. 

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that it approved AstraZeneca's Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when combined with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.

December 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Actelion Pharmaceutivals' Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

December 18, 2015

Declines in the percentage of people reporting an individual clinician as their usual source of care was countered by a nearly equivalent rise in those reporting a facility. 

December 18, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in privately-held, cancer-drug developer Acerta Pharma for $4 billion. (New York Times)

December 17, 2015

Basaglar, an insulin analog, is the first drug approved by the FDA through its abbreviated approval pathway for what the agency calls “follow-on” products.

December 16, 2015

CVS Health shared five key innovations that are delivering value both to patients and strategic partners in growing its retail pharmacy business at its annual analyst day. 

December 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Teva and Eagle Pharmaceuticals’  Bendeka (bendamustine hydrochloride), an injection and 10-minute infusion formulation. 

December 15, 2015
As part of the program, Marsh Drugs also provides a free 100-count box of universal lancets with a prescription. 
December 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved the new multiple myeloma drug four months ahead of the date of its Priority Review. 

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with the fulfillment agreement, Valeant will reduce prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

December 14, 2015

Vibrezi is an oral medication that is indicated to relieve the diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with IBS-D.  

December 14, 2015

Reuters is reporting that in 2015, the number of drug approvals surpassed the 18-year high that 2014 saw. But the number of approvals is being accompanied by a decline in the return on companies' research and development investements, as returns have dropped to 4.2%, less than half of the 10% reported in 2010. (Reuters)

December 11, 2015

The grant program is intended to reduce the misuse of prescription medications through properly disposing of expired or unused medications by supporting new or existing initiatives.

December 11, 2015
The drug blocks ALK protein activity in an effort to prevent the spread of cancer cells. About 5% of patients with NSCLC develop ALK gene mutations, which make it possible for the cancer to spread to a patient’s brain. 
December 10, 2015

Raymond Kerins, Jr., who joined Bayer in 2013 after serving in senior executive positions at Pfizer and Merck, is a veteran communications and government relations professional. 

December 10, 2015

The NCPA pointed out that its recent survey of pharmacists found that from their perspective, generic price spikes have gotten worst since they last conducted a survey in 2013 and are affecting both pharmacists and patients.