September 25, 2013

Next year, 7 million people will be using health insurance marketplaces, and that figure will nearly quadruple in five years, according to a coalition of cancer-focused organizations.

September 25, 2013

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a drug used to treat fibromyalgia, prompting a lawsuit from the branded drug's manufacturers.

September 25, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has become the first to launch a generic drug for treating certain heart patients, the company said.

September 24, 2013

Belgian drug maker Ablynx is licensing an experimental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to U.S. drug maker AbbVie in a deal worth up to $840 million.

September 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage strength for a chronic pain patch made by Purdue Pharma, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 24, 2013

For job security and good salary growth, become a pharmacist or nurse. That's the message from a recent ranking of the most lucrative college majors in Kiplinger magazine.

September 24, 2013

A decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to resolve conflicts that arose when it issued regulations under a law that establishes privacy rules for health information technology has drawn applause from a specialty pharmacy organization.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for psoriatic arthritis, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

September 23, 2013

A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

September 23, 2013

Sandoz has launched an authorized generic drug for treating a disease commonly known as pre-leukemia, the company said on Monday.

September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 23, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

September 20, 2013

Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

September 20, 2013

Kmart has started a fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer, the mass merchandise retailer said.

September 20, 2013

Perrigo Co. has hired a former Food and Drug Administration official for its regulatory department, the drug maker said.

September 20, 2013

Only half of the uninsured Americans expected to gain health coverage next year will do so due to a Supreme Court decision that allows states to decide individually whether to expand Medicaid coverage to the poor under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.

September 20, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

September 19, 2013

Results from a nationwide survey last year revealed that adults get immunized in pharmacies more frequently than anywhere else, other than physician offices. This should come as no surprise considering the convenient hours, ease of access and frequency of visits to pharmacies. But what is the legal status of pharmacy-based immunization, and what are the roles of the pharmacist?

September 19, 2013

A trade group for the generic pharmaceutical industry is hoping the Food and Drug Administration will allow biosimilars to share the same generic names as their branded biologic counterparts, saying that giving biosimilars their own generic names would not enhance safety.

September 19, 2013

As the pharmacy profession marks American Pharmacists Month in October, its drive to achieve full recognition and status for pharmacists as health providers continues to gain momentum.

September 19, 2013

Countless industries are continuously updating and retooling their approaches to production, organization, communication, training and other systemic procedures to keep up with ever-changing landscapes. The specialty pharmacy industry is no different and, in fact, has reached a critical point when it comes to training, qualifying and educating the growing number of pharmacists practicing in this complex area.

September 19, 2013

A company that makes vending machine-like systems has a new business: medical and recreational marijuana.