March 4, 2016

The new indication expands the drug’s use beyond CLL patients with a certain generic mutation. 

March 4, 2016

For decades, the pharmacy profession labored under a widespread, but inaccurate, public perception of pharmacists as little more than dispensers of prescription medicines and givers of basic counseling on their use. No more. Pharmacists today are highly trained, clinically engaged patient-care specialists making a huge and rapidly growing impact on population health management in communities all over America.

March 4, 2016

The Medicare “lock-in” provision is a part of a larger prescription drug abuse bill known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

March 4, 2016

With medication nonadherence leading to enormous health complications for millions of Americans — and generating staggering and needless cost spikes that add as much as $290 billion a year to the nation’s healthcare costs — the search for ways to get patients to take their prescription medicines as directed has become increasingly urgent.

March 4, 2016

Here’s a fact that keeps health plan administrators and anyone else responsible for budgeting health costs awake at night: 1-in-5 hospital patients ends up back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. And the biggest factors pulling them back all have to do with medications — either through medication errors, nonadherence or adverse drug events.

March 3, 2016
Looking forward, for the week of Feb. 28 the top three states experiencing the greatest flu activity gains included Mississippi, Kentucky and South Carolina. 
 
March 2, 2016

This is Gilead’s second FDA approval for a drug regimen based on tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and is the smallest pill for a single-tablet treatment for HIV, according to the company.

March 1, 2016

In an opinion study commissioned by NACDS last summer, voters appreciate the need to address drug abuse and drug access in a complementary manner.

February 29, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Novartis’ Afinitor (everolimus) tablets a new indication after giving it a priority review designation.

February 29, 2016

As many as 59% of parents whose child did not receive the flu vaccine this season say it is less important than other childhood vaccines.

February 26, 2016

The nasal spray is an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, and the only naloxone nasal spray approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, according to the company. 

February 26, 2016

The gel is indicated to treat inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne in patients 12 years of age and older.

February 26, 2016

The CDC noted this year's flu season is only five weeks old; an average flu season is 13 weeks in length.

February 25, 2016

The Canadian Pharmacists Association in February issued a statement outlining its concern about the health effects of marijuana and cautioned the government "to act first with the health of Canadians in mind."

February 25, 2016

Califf is an American cardiologist and has served as the Deputy Commissioner of the FDA Office of Medical Products and Tobacco since January 2015.

February 25, 2016

On its Walgreens Flu Index heat map, both Arizona and Texas are already at the higest level of flu incidence.

February 24, 2016
The drug, a once-daily 11-mg dose, is indicated to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is the first once-daily oral RA treatment in its class of Janus kinase inhibitors, according to Pfizer. 
 
February 24, 2016

In the next 12 months, the company will introduce and adopt a new brand that it says “embodies a new promise, vision and identity for Teva.”

February 24, 2016

A new egg-based prenatal vitamin has been launched by Vertical Pharmaceuticals. 

February 23, 2016

Ad Age is reporting that U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., has introduced legislation that would put a three-year ban on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs in an effort aimed at curbing drug spending.

February 22, 2016

Anthony “Tony” Mauro has been with mylan for more than 20 years, where he has led the company’s North American business for the past four years. 

February 22, 2016

The metastatic breast cancer treatment has gained a new indication from the Food and Drug Administration. 

February 22, 2016

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced plans to make naloxone available without a prescription in 35 states and Washington D.C. in accordance with each state’s pharmacy regulations. 

February 19, 2016

Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress.