October 28, 2015

The drug, which gained FDA approval in July, is indicated to treat papules and pustules associated with rosacea. 

October 28, 2015

Amgen announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) for injection.

October 28, 2015

Some 77% of those polled by the Kaiser Family Foundation in October said that ensuring the affordability of high-cost drugs for patients with chronic conditions should be the government’s top health care priority. 

October 28, 2015

HealthDay is reporting that researchers fromt the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center have found that a person’s use of narcotic painkillers as a teen raises their risk of abuse as an adult by 33%. “Most likely, the initial experience of pain relief is pleasurable and a safe initial experience may reduce perceived danger,” the study’s author Richard Miech said. “A pleasurable and safe initial experience with a drug is a central factor in theories of who goes on to misuse drugs.” (HealthDay)

October 27, 2015

The authors say this is the first study to show that a pharmacist-based glucose control program can potentially improve outcomes for surgery patients, and also lead to lower costs. 

October 26, 2015

The drug is the first to be approved specifically for unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma, the company said. 

October 23, 2015

The drug uses SoluMatrix’s Fine Particle Technology to meet FDA guidelines that an NSAID contain the smallest possible dose over the shortest amount of time to prevent adverse drug events. 

October 22, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday announced that it had approved Relypsa’s Veltassa (patiromer) for oral suspension.

October 22, 2015

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ new pancreatic cancer drug was approved by the FDA Thursday. 

October 22, 2015

The new facility features 500,000 square feet of warehouse space and 12,700 square feet of office space, which is approximately 25 times larger than its original building on Sidney Street.

October 21, 2015

“This crisis is taking lives — it’s destroying families and shattering communities all across the country,” President Obama said in remarks at a community forum meant to kick off his administration’s new push to curb opioid abuse. 

October 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Tris Pharma’s pediatric amphetamine-based ADHD treatment.

October 20, 2015

The PADSP has also launched a website, DrugProtections.org, that explains the REMS program to patients and lists medication that are currently marketed with a REMS.

October 15, 2015

The flu vaccination campaign is an extension of AmeriCares U.S. Program, which supports more than 800 free clinics and community health centers nationwide with free medicine and supplies.

October 15, 2015

 Feds are probing the drug maker on drug pricing, distribution and patient assistance programs, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The company’s drug pricing has drawn scrutiny from doctors, hospitals and Democrats in Congress after The Wall Street Journal reported in April about how it and some other companies buy and then significantly raise the prices of drugs,” the report says. (Wall Street Journal, registration required)

October 12, 2015

Upsher-Smith Laboratories was honored Sunday with the National Community Pharmacists Association 2015 Corporate Recognition Award.

October 9, 2015

The New York Times outlines the controversy surrounding the recent FDA approval of Oxycontin in children. “Just because OxyContin has been abused or prescribed inappropriately doesn’t mean we should deprive the children who need the drug,” Kathleen Neville, pediatric oncologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital told The New York Times, adding it is “our obligation to have the best level of evidence for its use in children.” (The New York Times)

 

 
 
October 8, 2015

More than 80% of Americans support medical school and physician residency programs to provide training for physicians in how to treat chronic pain and how to detect and treat addiction to prescription pain medication. 

October 7, 2015

Approximately 4 in 5 U.S. adults in their 40s (80%) and 50s (83%) reported concern around the security of their health data. 

October 7, 2015

More than 260,000 pharmacists have been trained to provide immunization services through APhA, association says. 

October 5, 2015

Overall, 22% of consumers who are enabling their health management through technology in 2015 vs. 13% two years ago.

October 5, 2015

So far in 2015, there have bee 221,200 new cases of lung cancer and 158,040 deaths from the illness, according to the National Cancer Institute.

October 2, 2015

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has appointed new president with more than 20 years of experience at the company. 

October 2, 2015

The pharmaceutical company is donating thousands of its Evzio auto-injectors ahead of a planned Oct. 4 Washington, D.C. rally for recognizing and treating opioid addiction.