August 8, 2013

The urgency behind Diplomat's launch of its Retail Specialty Network isn't hard to fathom. As the growth momentum in pharmaceuticals shifts from traditionally developed drugs to more complex and expensive specialty and biotech products, traditional pharmacies without access to these specialized medicines — and the patients who depend on them — find themselves stranded in a receding market like boats at low tide.

August 6, 2013

Actavis has acquired global rights to a drug made by a Spanish company for fungal infections of the vagina, the companies said Tuesday.

August 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic heart disease drug made by Lupin, the Indian drug maker said.

August 6, 2013

Hospira posted sales of $1 billion during second quarter 2013, a 0.7% decrease compared with second quarter 2012, the generic drug maker said.

August 6, 2013

Mobile pharmacy technology company Mscripts has launched Web Pharmacy, which will allow pharmacies to offer patients an integrated and branded web and mobile environment to manage their health and prescription needs, the company said Tuesday.

August 6, 2013

Mylan's sales ticked up slightly in second quarter 2013, compared with the same period last year, the company said.

August 6, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's online education center has received an endorsement from a university in Chicago, NASP said.

August 5, 2013

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has introduced five new generic drugs, the company said.

August 5, 2013

Nearly a quarter of Americans are using electronic medical records for checking test results, refilling prescriptions and making appointments, while more than half say they would like to use them, but don't have access, according to a new study.

August 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for shipment the latest version of a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine, the drug maker said Monday.

August 5, 2013

A new treatment for bacterial infections of the vagina is now available, the drug's manufacturer said.

August 2, 2013

Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. had $3.4 billion in revenues in second quarter 2013, the company said.

August 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against meningococcal disease for use among patients of a broader age range than before.

August 2, 2013

Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

August 2, 2013

Novo Nordisk is offering $80,000 to diabetes-education programs in a Minnesota city, the Danish drug maker said Friday.

August 2, 2013

The Senate was expected to take up a bill designed to secure the drug supply chain and establish a list of "do not compound" medications, but left for recess Friday without voting on it.

August 1, 2013

As pharmacy organizations tout the pharmacist as the face of neighborhood health care, one retailer is encouraging its own pharmacists to be more proactive.

August 1, 2013

A new app allows patients to communicate through audio and video with their pharmacies using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

August 1, 2013

Blueberries. Açai berries. Tea and coffee. Tomatoes. Nuts. All of these food and beverages are rich in healthy antioxidants, and a slew of advertisements and articles tout them as such. The only problem is that most Americans don't know what antioxidants or their health benefits are, according to a new study.

August 1, 2013

Emdeon has given pharmacy automation products maker QS/1 certification for electronic prescriptions of controlled substances, or EPCS, QS/1 said Thursday.

July 31, 2013

A nutrition-education group is promoting health and wellness in African-American communities by teaching about traditional African cuisine.

July 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Perrigo generic drug for treating dermatitis, the company said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given Lupin Pharmaceuticals tentative approval to two of its products, the company said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013

Nearly 450 drugs are under development for treating neurological disorders, according to a report by a drug industry trade group.