November 17, 2016

James Meyers joined Gilead as a regional sales director and has been the company’s SVP North American commercial operations since 2007.

November 16, 2016

First order of business for Veru's new VP marketing will be to oversee the roll-out of FC2 as a prescription product, including establishing the infrastructure necessary for facilitating reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act.

November 16, 2016

The drug, which was approved in September, is indicated to treat adult and pediatric patients aged two years and over with primary immunodeficiency — a group of more than 300 genetic disorders that prevent the immune system from functioning properly. 

November 15, 2016

The Washington Post is reporting that President-elect Donald Trump’s transition website may be hinting to drug and medical device makers that under his administration, it might be easier to get their treatments to patients. 

November 15, 2016

Until now, it was believed that previous exposure to a flu virus conferred little or no immunological protection against new influenza viruses that can jump from animals into humans. That is no longer the case.

November 14, 2016

Allergan has added Adriane M. Brown, Intellectual Ventures's president and CEO, to its board of directors. 

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2016

Vemlidy is a targeted prodrug of tenofovir that has shown antiviral efficacy similar to and a dose that’s less than one-tenth of that in Gilead’s Viread.

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday softened his stance on his manifesto to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Trump suggested he may keep a few provisions, such as the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing parents to extend coverage for their children. "I told [Pres. Obama] I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told The Journal. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” (The Wall Street Journal)

November 10, 2016

Allergan has launched Taytulla, the first softgel contraceptive.

November 10, 2016

An HDA survey found that a majority of pharmaceutical manufacturers, 89%, indicated that distributors will start to receive serialized products before the DSCSA-mandated deadline.

November 10, 2016
The consortium said the redesign is part of its digital evolution to showcase its industry expertise and support its overall growth. 
November 9, 2016
Business Insider is reporting that as news that Donald Trump will be the 45th president sent stocks into an early Thursday tumble in Europe, by around 9:50 a.m. in London (4:50 a.m. EST), pharmaceutical stocks were rising, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals’s stock up 6% on the FTSE 100. Roche and Novartis saw stock increases over 4% and GSK saw a 1.8% bump. Jefferies pointed to hope that efforts to enact new pricing rules on drugs led the swell, telling Business Insider, “Sentiment towards the Healthcare sector ought to swing initially away from draconian fears over drug pricing.” (Business Insider)
 
 
November 8, 2016

Novartis' Heart Partner app makes it easy to track daily vitals, store key health information and coordinate care and activities with others.

November 7, 2016

The Propeller platform works to help patients better understand asthma and COPD and help improve the symptoms and outcomes of chronic respiratory diseases. 

November 2, 2016

The flu vaccination service is under the responsibility of a nurse or a pharmacist, depending on the province in which the store is located, the Jean Coutu Group noted.

November 1, 2016

Veru Healthcare will manage the pharma and consumer health divisions and The Female Health Company will manage the global Public Health sector FC2 business.

October 31, 2016

Under the agreement, AstraZeneca will continue to manufacture and supply the drug and its authorized generic to Aralex Ireland for at least 10 years, and it will continue to distribute the product until it is transferred, which could be up to nine months after closing. 

October 31, 2016

According to UNICEF, 19.4 million children missed out on basic vaccines needed to stay healthy last year. Almost one third of deaths among children under five are preventable by vaccines.

October 28, 2016

Each of the more than 360 KidCents charities, located in communities served by Rite Aid, will receive a $5,000 grant to support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in their communities.

October 28, 2016

In a move that would expand its oncology pipeline, Astellas Pharma announced Friday its agreement to acquire Ganymed Pharmaceuticals for €422 million, or about $461 million. 

October 28, 2016

Restasis Multidose has a unidirectional valve and air filter technology that the company says eliminates the need for a preservative, and the bottle uses less plastic than a package of single-use vials.

October 27, 2016

Moyra Knight will helm the foundation, succeeding outgoing president Jeffrey Winton, who has led the organization since 2014.

October 27, 2016

NEW YORK - The giant AT&T-Time Warner merger may bring individualized ads - already commonplace on such streaming services as Hulu or YouTube - to network television, The New York Times reported Wednesday. "If you believe in a future where the very, very fine targeting of households or individuals with specific messaging makes economic sense to do at scale, what this merger does is enable that by making more audience available to target in that way,” Rob Norman, chief digital officer of WPP's GroupM, told The Times. “The question will be: What is the premium for addressability for that level of targeting that the advertiser is willing to pay?” (The New York Times)