April 26, 2013

With National Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 27 and in light of a new national study revealing that 1-out-of-4 teenagers has misused or abused a prescription medication at least once, CVS Caremark is reminding families that proper management, storage and disposal of their medication can reduce access to drugs by young people in their homes.

April 26, 2013

Dollar General is partnering with Procter & Gamble to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May, the companies announced.

April 26, 2013

Pharmacy's value as part of an outcomes-based healthcare alignment was the highlight of the closing business presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2013 Annual Conference. And now it's up to NACDS members to expose Congress leaders to that value quotient on a regular basis.

That was the message shared by incoming NACDS chairman Bob Narveson. It goes to show that even as the gavel passes from the head of one of the industry's largest pharmacy chains to one of the smaller chains, innovation in patient care is happening at all levels.

April 26, 2013

Generic drug maker Actavis is settling a patent-infringement suit with Purdue Pharma concerning the opioid painkiller OxyContin, Actavis said, saying it expected to make more than $100 million in the deal between 2014 and 2015.

April 26, 2013

GNC expanded nationwide its new Member Price Program, which will incorporate GNC’s current loyalty program boasting close to 7 million active members.

April 26, 2013

Medical products manufacturer Covidien's pharmaceutical division is expanding an initiative to collect unused and unwanted medications.

April 26, 2013

Fairview Pharmacy Services director of business development Thomas Blissenbach has been appointed to the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's board of directors, the NASP said.

April 26, 2013

Looking to cater to women battling hair loss is the new MD by Dr. Susan Lin, which was created with the specific needs of female hair loss in mind.

April 26, 2013

Amazon on Thursday reported a net sales increase of 22% to $16.1 billion for its first quarter ended March 31.

April 26, 2013

More than 1.3 million emergency room visits in 2010 were related to abuse of prescription drugs, and the problem has become widespread enough that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies it as an epidemic. In response, curbing abuse of prescription drugs has become a cornerstone of the Obama administration's drug policy.

April 26, 2013

Cardinal Health announced the renewal of its pharmaceutical distribution agreement with CVS Caremark to supply pharmaceuticals to the company’s retail pharmacies and distribution centers, as McKesson, which generally serves the PBM side of the business, also announced the renewal of its current distribution agreement with the pharmacy retailer.

The renewal of the agreements was not only critical for both companies but, as Adam Fein, president of Pembroke Consulting and CEO of Drug Channels Institute, wrote in his blog “CVS Caremark Renews with Cardinal and McKesson,” it also “demonstrates wholesalers' value in the brand-name pharmacy supply chain.”

April 26, 2013

More than 200 drugs for blood cancers are under development, according to a new report by a drug industry trade group.

April 26, 2013

A House Subcommittee on Health hearing Thursday focused on efforts to strengthen the country's pharmaceutical supply chain, and particularly on draft legislation meant to accomplish that.

While often touted as the safest in the world, the U.S. drug supply chain remains vulnerable to counterfeit, adulterated and stolen medications. Given the potentially dangerous risks of using such medicines, it is imperative that they be kept out.

April 26, 2013

The Marketplace Fairness Act is one step closer to passing. The Senate voted 63-30 to end debate on the bill, which would compel online retailers to collect state taxes, and will make a final decision on the bill on May 6.

April 26, 2013

AmerisourceBergen's base of 3,452 independently owned Good Neighbor Pharmacies will be another benefactor out of the wholesaler's blockbuster agreement with Walgreens and Alliance Boots, AmerisourceBergen CEO, president, director and chairman Steven Collis told analysts during a conference call Thursday.

April 25, 2013

Actavis can launch a generic version of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug made by Shire next year under an agreement between the two companies announced Thursday.

April 25, 2013

Avella Specialty Pharmacy provided more than $7.2 million in financial assistance to patients last year, the company said Thursday.

April 25, 2013

Cardinal Health and McKesson separately announced the renewal of their pharmaceutical distribution agreements with CVS Caremark.

April 25, 2013

Clif Bar on Wednesday promoted Kevin Cleary, president and COO, to CEO.

April 25, 2013

Galderma, whose brands include Cetaphil, and The American Academy of Dermatology have announced the creation of the American Academy of Dermatology Translational Biotechnology Fellowship.

April 25, 2013

Greenstone has launched an authorized generic painkiller, the company said.

April 25, 2013

Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced that it will open the first of its new concept Mini-Max stores in The Center for Healthy Living situated on the 83-acre campus of Moorings Park, an upscale Naples, Fla., retirement community.

April 25, 2013

Mylan Specialty announced Thursday the introduction of a "$0 Co-Pay Offer" on a product used to treat severe allergic reactions.

April 25, 2013

NEW YORK — Colgate announced on Thursday that North American net sales rose 5.5% as new product launches, such as Colgate Optic White mouthwash, helped drive volume growth and market share gains in the United States.

North America, which accounts for 18% of company sales, posted a net sales increase of 5.5%. Organic sales also rose 5.5% during the quarter.