September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday shared results from several studies evaluating its investigational pain medication Hysingla ER.

September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday presented results from two epidemiological studies evaluating the reformulation of OxyContin. 

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 4, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

New research suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project reported Wednesday.

September 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. 

September 3, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Wednesday announced the launch of SYNCareTM, a program designed to support patients taking Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for at-home injection.

September 2, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Institute On Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to fund Phase I development of Acura's new, early stage Limitx abuse deterrent technology.

September 2, 2014

UCB on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application for Vimpat (lacosamide) C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy ages 17 years and older.

September 2, 2014

Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program where patients measured their blood pressure and adjusted their antihypertensive medication accordingly resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared with patients who received usual care, according to a study in the Aug. 27 issue of JAMA.

September 2, 2014

More than 55% of people suffer from swallowing difficulties when taking tablets or capsules, which is likely to inhibit compliance, according to an international survey conducted by Spiegel Institute Mannheim on behalf of Hermes Pharma. 

September 1, 2014

Pfizer and Protalix BioTherapeutics last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

September 1, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to the company’s investigational Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) vaccine candidate (PF-06425090). 

August 28, 2014

Rx Safes, manufacturer of fingerprint recognition home prescription lockboxes, on Thursday announced that it is waging a new war on drugs to reduce prescription drug abuse, backed by a national media campaign.

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 28, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination voucher program, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, to help protect against pertussis (whooping cough). 

August 27, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its supplemental new drug application for Promacta (eltrombopag), a once-daily medication for patients with severe aplastic anaemia who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy.

August 27, 2014

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering on Wednesday announced that it has released a preview of its Drug Shortages Prevention Plan aimed at helping the pharmaceutical industry avoid drug shortages and maintain a reliable supply of medications. 

August 27, 2014

Canada's Premiers gathered in Charlottetown for the latest Council of the Federation meeting starting on Aug. 26, and health reform is a key topic. The pharmacy community is urging provinces to consider further expanding pharmacists' role as they can make important contributions to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system.

August 26, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. announced that Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets are now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States.

August 26, 2014

A new report is shining a light on a key role pharmacists can play in helping patients understand the medicine they’re taking.

 

August 25, 2014

Pharmaceutical company Iroko announced today that a new version its anti-inflammatory drug Zorvolex had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 25, 2014

ViiV Healthcare announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Triumeq (abacavir 600 mg, dolutegravir 50 mg and lamivudine 300 mg) tablets for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

August 25, 2014

With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo currently underway in Boston, the Boston Globe published an op-ed in its opinion section, Podium, which was co-authored by Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS and Michael Malloy, PharmD and dean of the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester.