October 9, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced the launch of a new dosage strength of 7.5 mcg/hour for its Butrans (buprenorphine) transdermal system CIII, bringing the total number of strengths offered by the company to five.

October 9, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration granted final approval for the company's Uceris (budesonide) rectal foam for patients with mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis. 

October 8, 2014

"What happens when student pharmacists discover that their professional path may prove equal parts public health and public policy?"

October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 8, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday released a new report highlighting the number of investigational cancer medicines that did not succeed in clinical trials. 

October 8, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim on Wednesday announced that its Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray in 5-mcg dosage strength is now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States. 

October 8, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the initiation of a rolling new drug application submission for hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablets.

October 7, 2014

Biopharmaceutical company Chimerix on Monday announced that brincidofovir has been provided for potential use in patients with Ebola virus at the request of treating physicians.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

October 7, 2014

Omron Healthcare on Tuesday introduced a new line of monitors that provide even more accurate results, according to the company. 

October 7, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new PhRMA report.

 

October 7, 2014

Sandoz announced the launch of its dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection, a generic version of Precedex from Hospira. 

October 6, 2014

Seven influenza vaccine manufacturers projected that as many as 151 million to 159 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for use in the United States.

October 6, 2014

Specialty drug spending continues to rise and is predicted to grow by more than 16% annually from 2015 to 2018. CVS Health researchers examine the reasons for such dramatic increases in spending and discuss tools to help manage these escalating costs.

October 6, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign.

October 6, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of its lamivudine and zidovudine tablets USP, in 150-mg dosage strength.

October 6, 2014

UrgentRx on Monday announced the expansion of its product line to include UrgentRx Fast Powders 10-count multipack boxes of its single-dose packets for a variety of common ailments. 

October 6, 2014

Walmart announced Monday it is working with DirectHealth.com to launch Healthcare Begins Here, an in-store program designed to educate customers on health insurance options.

 

October 3, 2014

Biolife is helping to combat the Ebola issue with the donation of its WoundSeal product, which helps stop bleeding and seals wounds, to Africa, according to a report from ABC affiliate WWSB

 

October 3, 2014

CARE Pharmacies on Friday announced that it is calling for nominations for an open non-member at large board of directors seat. 

October 3, 2014

Mayo Clinic on Friday launched a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. 

October 3, 2014

Prestige Brands on Thursday introduced PediaCare Smooth Melts, chewable, cherry tablets containing acetaminophen designed to make it easier for children to take their medicine. 

October 3, 2014

In celebration of all that they do, October is designated as American Pharmacists Month. Drug Store News wants to hear from you! Have you had a pharmacist that went above and beyond to help?

October 3, 2014

SpermCheck on Thursday launced SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count.