November 23, 2015

Mylan has rolled out its MyFreshStart online tool for patients with hypertension taking Mavik in an effort to increase adherence among them. 

November 23, 2015

Earlier this year, California and Oregon passed laws allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control to patients. As the measure is set to roll out in the first half of 2016, the New York Times has reported on the growing trend of states allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives, noting its potential impact on medically underserved populations. “I feel strongly that this is what’s best for women’s health in the 21st century, and I also feel it will have repercussions for decreasing poverty because one of the key things for women in poverty is unintended pregnancy,” Oregon Rep. Knute Buehler, the Republican who sponsored Oregon’s law, told NYT. (New York Times)

November 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued new warning labeling guidance for medicines containing acetaminophen, according to a blog posted by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. "The guidance ... helps to clarify certain cases where manufacturers of internal analgesic, antipyretic and antirheumatic OTC drugs would be able to change liver warnings when the product's directions for use result in a maximum daily dose of acetaminophen that is less than 4,000 mg for adults," wrote Zachary Brennan. (RAPS

 

November 20, 2015

In preparation for this launch, Mission has expanded its sales force and increased promotional efforts to reach more primary care and internal medicine healthcare providers.

November 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Narcan, a nasal spray dose of naloxone, which is typically administered via injection. 

November 19, 2015

AccessHealth has developed an extensive guide that outlines the 2016 Medicare reimbursement, direct and indirect remuneration details.

November 19, 2015

The drug will be available in 5-, 7.5-, 10-, 12.5, 15-, 20- and 30-mg tablets.

November 18, 2015

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of more than 100 manufacturers of illegal supplements as part of a yearlong effort that began last November. 

November 17, 2015

Ajanta is launching its fifth generic product in the U.S. that has received Food and Drug administration approval. 

November 17, 2015

Mylan has launched its generic of Axert, a treatment for migraines. 

November 17, 2015

With this connected wearable, caretakers can receive temperature data every 10 seconds for 24 hours through their iOS or Android device.

November 17, 2015

CeraVe Healing Ointment has been accepted by the National Eczema Association as an appropriate skin care therapy for people with eczema.

November 16, 2015

The drug is meant to be used on-demand to control bleeding episodes and as a way to reduce their frequency.

November 16, 2015

Mylan has launched two generics — one for diabetes and another for HIV — following final Food and Drug Administration approval. 

November 16, 2015

A new survey of doctors finds them largely willing to embrace telehealth to complement the care they provide. 

November 13, 2015
The drug was granted Fast Track, Breakthrough, Priority Review and Accelerated Approval status by the FDA and has shown an objective response rate of 59% with a median duration of about 12.4 months. 
November 13, 2015

The SugarCube device communicates directly with The SugarCube App to track, store and analyze a user's diet, exercise, glucose levels and insulin administered.

November 12, 2015

At “Operation Immunization,” students screened seniors in East Harlem to ensure they could receive vaccines that were then administered by registered pharmacists.

November 12, 2015
The new formula for Zicam Nasal Swab is homeopathic, zinc-free and provides cooling menthol and eucalyptus to help soothe the nasal passages upon application.

 

November 11, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, regulations, technology, automation and medication synchronization, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ decision to raise the prices on a handful of drugs it has acquired over the past few years has led federal lawmakers and the Department of Justice to demand that the company explain its pricing policy.

November 11, 2015

Birth rates are on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s good news for sellers of family planning test kits — overall sales of both pregnancy and ovulation test kits were up 2.2% to $364.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 6, according to IRI.

November 11, 2015

Usually it takes some time for any individual’s full impact on their company, their profession and their industry to come into focus after that person has moved on.

Such may be the case with Robert I. Thompson, who stepped down Sept. 18 from his position as EVP of pharmacy at Rite Aid.

November 11, 2015

A merger frenzy has hit the generics sector this year with a spate of acquisitions and hostile-takeover bids making headlines and reshaping the industry.