June 3, 2013

Another bill to limit dispensing of biosimilars lost Monday, this time in Illinois.

June 3, 2013

People with Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure should be evaluated for sleep apnea, a medical group said Monday.

May 31, 2013

A new, higher-dose formulation of a drug used to treat pancreatic disorders is now available, the drug's manufacturer said.

May 31, 2013

Armada Health Care has appointed Mike Baldzicki as its EVP industry relations and advocacy, the specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management company said.

May 31, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV can continue receiving their drugs through community specialty pharmacies under a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the healthcare company by an advocacy organization.

May 31, 2013

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has given one of its top awards to pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp., the PBM said Friday.

May 31, 2013

Antitrust attorney and pharmacy benefit management legal expert David Balto on Friday monitored a mini-summit helping supermarket pharmacy better navigate the PBM universe.

May 31, 2013

There are several important pieces of legislation that will have an impact on the business of supermarket pharmacy if passed, noted Michael Spira, American Pharmacists Association senior lobbyist, during an FMI education session.

May 31, 2013

India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries may buy Sweden-based Meda for $5 billion to $6 billion, according to published reports.

May 31, 2013

Out of all retail pharmacy outlets, food stores have slightly increased their prescription sales, generating March year-to-date sales of $5.7 billion, up 0.5%, according to IMS Health data. Including drug, mail and independents, prescription sales totaled $58.3 billion, down 4.7%, reported Doug Long, VP industry relations for IMS Health, at an FMI education breakout.

May 31, 2013

Sam's Club will host free health screenings for men's health next month, the club retailer said.

May 30, 2013

A new law in Missouri allows state regulatory officials to test drugs during inspections.

May 30, 2013

An organization set up to provide pharmacy services in the wake of natural disasters is prepared for what experts predict will be a particularly bad hurricane season.

May 30, 2013

Sears Holdings Corp. has given an award to a healthcare inventory logistics company for results from its pharmacy inventory management and compliance software.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

May 30, 2013

Children in the United States are more likely to experience allergies than those in other countries, according a new study.

May 30, 2013

More than half of consumers have recently changed their views on health and wellness and added more vitamin D to their diets, while nearly a third have consumed functional beverages in the last 30 days, according to a new survey.

May 29, 2013

With about 80 days until the launch of the first-ever NACDS Total Store Expo, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is calling on participants to plan ahead to maximize their results from the innovative new strategic exchange and trade show.

May 29, 2013

Texas has become the latest state to defeat a bill that critics say would limit the reach of knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

May 29, 2013

Healthcare company Cardinal Health has released a series of studies showing ways that it says could reduce the cost of treating cancer.

May 29, 2013

An effort to allow trusted online pharmacies to add ".pharmacy" to their URLs cleared a hurdle last week as it passed an initial evaluation by the body that regulates the web address suffixes, known as generic top-level domains.

May 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for incontinence made by Perrigo Co., the drug maker said.

May 29, 2013

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has acquired Swiss vaccine development company Okairos for $325 million, GSK said Wednesday.