May 21, 2013

The Ad Council and Autism Speaks have launched a series of public service announcements encouraging awareness about autism among African-American and Hispanic parents.

May 21, 2013

Spending on specialty drugs is likely to increase by 67% over the next couple of years, according to a new study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

May 21, 2013

The prevalence of chronic diseases, increased demand for patient care and failure of many patients to take their medications as prescribed calls for an increased role in the healthcare system for pharmacists, according to a national organization of pharmacies.

May 21, 2013

Vitamin C can kill a virulent form of tuberculosis, researchers in New York have found.

May 20, 2013

Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott for $8.5 billion, the drug maker said.

May 20, 2013

Kerr Drug has introduced a new prescription-synchronization service, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 20, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has appointed the leader of a cancer-focused specialty pharmacy to its board of directors.

May 20, 2013

A recent survey commissioned on behalf of a pharmacy benefit manager trade group found a high degree of satisfaction among Medicare Part D beneficiaries with preferred pharmacy plans.

May 17, 2013

Long Island University's Brooklyn, N.Y., campus has given C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries owner Ian Ginsberg its Distinguished Alumnus Award, the university said.

May 17, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration panel will consider whether to recommend approval for an experimental painkiller in July, the drug's developer said Friday.

May 17, 2013

Hospira has reappointed its chief scientific officer after he briefly left the country earlier this year, the generic drug maker said.

May 17, 2013

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating cholesterol, the company said.

May 16, 2013

"Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

May 16, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has launched an online resource with clinical and business-related content in more than 20 therapeutic categories, the group said Thursday.

May 16, 2013

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm a former Virginia Health and Human Services secretary as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

May 16, 2013

The makers of a pill bottle that uses wireless technology to keep patients adherent won the grand prize at a recent healthcare innovation contest.

May 15, 2013

A federal drug track-and-trace bill has made it out of a congressional committee.

May 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a type of lung cancer.

May 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating ulcerative colitis, the agency said Wednesday.

May 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic migraine drug made by Mylan, the company said Wednesday.

May 15, 2013

A new treatment for late-stage prostate cancer has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

May 15, 2013

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is piloting a program that will allow state employees to receive medication therapy management services, the university announced.

May 15, 2013

According to a study published 10 years ago, depression costs $44 billion per year in lost productivity, but a new program is designed to raise awareness about depression in the workforce and its effects on productivity.

May 15, 2013

Walgreens Take Care Health Systems and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties are sponsoring a new program to support the clinical education of nurse practitioners, the two announced.