October 22, 2015

Camber has unveiled its generic of Merck’s Singulair (montelukast sodium) chewable tablets for chronic asthma treatment. 

October 22, 2015

Guanfacine extended-release tablets are indicated to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17.

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

Delivered to physicians through DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck, Humana’s IntelligentRx service provides doctors with patient-specific prescription price information at the time the prescription is being written.

October 21, 2015

Slated for Wednesday, Nov. 18, “Partnerships in Population Health” is part of the six-part, DSN/CCA Retail Healthcare Webinar Series, which runs through December.

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 21, 2015

The free app can accept payment, record transactions and capture signatures for controlled substances across multiple stores.

October 21, 2015

In light of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on MTM programs, Rite Aid’s field clinical services director testified and both the NACDS and NCPA submitted statements calling for expanded MTM programs. 

October 20, 2015

A new generics supplier has come to the United States with Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ launch of its Namenda generic.

October 20, 2015

Using 2013 data from state prescription drug monitoring programs from eight states, the CDC found that prescribing practices between states vary drastically.

October 20, 2015

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

October 20, 2015

Data from the International Osteoporosis Foundation suggest that a large majority of people are not getting enough calcium.

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 19, 2015

As much as 85% of Energems' projected volume is incremental to the energy category because of the profile of the product and consumer, company says. 

October 19, 2015

During these Town Hall events focused on med sync, attendees learn the seven steps to creating a med sync process that will help them transition to an appointment-based model.

October 16, 2015

Because of their efforts, Josephine Hau, a CVS pharmacist in Baldwin Park, Calif., and Ali Hamed, a pharmacist in the CVS store in Springhill, Fla., are national recipients of the company’s Paragon Award, an annual recognition of what CVS calls its “best of the best.”

October 16, 2015

Marble City Health Mart Pharmacy owners have secured a place in the life of the community by offering deeply personal care and a broad menu of vital health services.

October 16, 2015

Greenstone announced this week that it had introduced its authorized generic of Zarontin (ethosuximide) capsules and oral solution.

October 16, 2015

While pharmacists across the country have forged close relationships with their patients, providing them with top-notch care and a wide array of services, few have gone to such lengths as a pair of pharmacists working for the H-E-B grocery chain in Texas have.

October 16, 2015

An article in the Harvard Business review is stressing the benefits of collaboration between health systems and pharmacists. The reasons given include the fact that health happens between doctor visits, adherence requires collaboration, the ability pharmacy sales impact health (as with CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco and its reported drop in smoking rates where it has a large market share) and the importance of data in public heatlh, as well as the potential benefits retail health care poses for health systems. (Harvard Business Review)

October 16, 2015

This year’s winner is the pharmacy technician supervisor at the Duke University Health System’s Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham, N.C. 

October 16, 2015

The University of Florida study found that an OTC decongestant on the market today is no more effective than placebo in easing nasal congestion caused by allergies in adults. 

October 16, 2015

For Rite Aid’s pharmacist Femi Afilaka, pharmacy is about “going above and beyond.” Afilaka is a pharmacist in a Newark, Del.-based Rite Aid store and has been with the company since March 2003. In that time he has developed a reputation for his devotion to patient care, for delivering that extra touch of customer service and for truly embracing the “fast and friendly” company initiative.