July 30, 2013

Patient communication software maker PrescribeWellness has formed a deal with data-management firm Karmadata to send targeted patient communications to pharmacy customers, the company said Tuesday.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 29, 2013

Actavis is launching new formulations of a drug used to treat tension headaches, the company said Monday.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

July 29, 2013

The Community Pharmacy Foundation and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Monday that they will work together to evaluate the impact on patient outcomes of the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into a statewide, patient-centered medical home network in North Dakota. More than 70% of physicians participate in the state’s medical home program.

July 29, 2013

The same organization that reached the often-cited figure of nearly $300 billion wasted each year due to poor medication adherence has developed a six-point agenda for improving it.

July 29, 2013

U.S.-based drug maker Perrigo Co. will buy Ireland's Elan Corp. for $8.6 billion, the companies said.

July 29, 2013

Drug maker Pfizer is planning to split its commercial division into three business lines that will separate its branded and generic products, the company said Monday.

July 29, 2013

Rite Aid is launching a marketing campaign centered around its new extension to the Wellness+ loyalty card program aimed at seniors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 26, 2013

Independent pharmacies enrolled in AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.'s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Business Coaching program have experienced per-employee sales increases of 5% on average, the company said.

July 26, 2013

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin wrote in an email to coworkers and friends that he would begin working for Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business.

July 26, 2013

A federal court has ruled in favor of generic drug maker Sandoz in a case involving a drug for multiple sclerosis, Sandoz said.

July 26, 2013

Pharmacists at Good Neighbor Pharmacy can provide immunizations to patients without a prescription from a physician under a new program, parent company AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. said.

July 26, 2013

While rates of human papillomavirus infection among girls ages 14 years to 19 years have dropped by half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending routine vaccination against it seven years ago, rates of vaccination have not increased, the agency said.

July 26, 2013

A new track-and-trace bill that the Senate is expected to consider would institute a nationwide "track-and-trace" system in place of patchwork state laws with the aim of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain.

July 25, 2013

A new program in south Florida will provide health care for children in underserved communities using mobile telemedicine.

July 25, 2013

Mylan and Orion Corp. have settled a patent-infringement suit over a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease.

July 24, 2013

Prior-authorization software company CoverMyMeds reached a milestone Tuesday as the 5 millionth PA request was sent through its system.

July 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the manufacturer of Plan B One-Step exclusive marketing rights for three years, according to published reports.

July 24, 2013

Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has raised $540,888 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the chain said Wednesday.

July 24, 2013

Canadian regulators have approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for treating skin cancer.

July 24, 2013

An increase in tobacco taxes in Minnesota has nearly tripled enrollment in a health plan's smoking-cessation program.

July 24, 2013

Mylan has settled with the makers of a drug used to treat cancer in a patent-infringement lawsuit, the generic drug maker said.

July 24, 2013

Despite widespread doubt and dissatisfaction, most adults say they're not ready to repeal the healthcare-reform law signed into law two years ago by President Obama, according to a poll.