July 12, 2017
The drug had previously been granted breakthrough therapy designation and accelerated approval.
 
July 12, 2017

The four additions join the initial three-product line of body care products Trilogy introduced in late May. 

July 11, 2017

Rachel Sher was most recently a senior policy analyst in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Policy.

 
July 11, 2017

The Estée Lauder Lipstick Chatbot is the next step in Estée Lauder’s partnership with ModiFace, which started with the May rollout of augmented reality virtual try-on technology on the company’s e-commerce product pages. 

July 11, 2017

MinuteClinic is now a member of the Alere eScreen Occupational Health Network — opening up its more than 1,100 locations to patients who need to complete employment-related questions. 

July 11, 2017

With the acquisition — which will see Sanofi paying $650 million upfront — the company will add a non-egg-based flu vaccine to its portfolio. 

July 11, 2017
The company now offers 25- and 35-mg dosage strengths of its generic of Focalin XR extended-release tablets. 
July 10, 2017

ICS beat the deadline by which it had to be compliant with the ISO 90001:2015 standards by 19 months, AmerisourceBergen said, attributing it to already existing intense quality management processes and standards. 

July 10, 2017

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson stressed pharmacy’s role as “a working partner” with whom the government could collaborate to find solutions.

July 10, 2017

The program would restore access to chain and independent pharmacies for TRICARE beneficiaries, who currently have to obtain non-generic medications through mail-order pharmacies or military treatment facilities.

July 7, 2017

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group’s nutrition division ThriveRx is celebrating 10 years of supporting parenteral and enteral nutrition patients with a website redesign and the rebrand of its Maximize Health program. 

July 7, 2017

Despite the new Walgreens-Rite Aid agreement removing the possibility for Fred’s to acquire nearly 900 Rite Aid Stores, the Memphis retailer remains unfazed and committed to its focus on healthcare efforts and front-end improvements to get profitable by year’s end. 

July 6, 2017
Budweiser has begun its rollout of packaging celebrating the states its breweries are housed in.
July 6, 2017

As pharmacy margins continue to shrink a little each year, a pharmacist in Seattle has discovered how to expand pharmacy margins through the incorporation of clinical services from Cardinal Health while shrinking something else — her customers’ waistlines.

July 6, 2017

Pharmacy owners who are retiring or getting out of the business often face the question of what to do with their pharmacy. The solution that preserves the community business, while continuing to serve their patients, is to find an independent pharmacist buyer — which can be a daunting process.

July 6, 2017

With the FBI estimating that U.S. robberies have caused $390 million in losses in 2015, one of the most important steps independent pharmacists can take for their businesses and customers is security. Thinking a pharmacy is immune from theft or robbery is one of the biggest misconceptions said Cardinal Health’s Director of Security Jason Blumenauer.

July 6, 2017

In the weeks leading up to Cardinal Health RBC 2017, DSN sat down with Cardinal Health’s director of reimbursement solutions Jeff Monroe to talk about the company’s latest Reimbursement Consulting Services (RCS) dashboard, as well as its Central Pay and Reconciliation customer platforms, and how these solutions are enabling pharmacies to better identify additional patient care opportunities, improve medication adherence and drive performance against the CMS Star Quality Measures.

July 6, 2017

Medication therapy management (MTM) is a tool that more pharmacies are incorporating into their practices as a way to both strategically boost engagement with the local provider community and strengthen ties with patients, while at the same time improving adherence, lowering overall health costs and driving more revenue into the pharmacy. But most of all, it improves patient relations and entices those patients to remain loyal to their community pharmacy.

July 6, 2017

The state regulatory environment is on its way toward becoming friendlier to telepharmacy, or the practice of providing pharmaceutical care via telecommunications to patients at a distance, especially those patients living within a “pharmacy desert.”

July 6, 2017
Walmart Specialty Pharmacy provides such services as prior authorization, identifying the lowest possible price for medications and creating a personal care plan for patients. 
July 5, 2017

The beauty devices market in the United States was worth $730 million in 2016 — including hair regrowth devices — according to the consumer research firm Kline.

July 5, 2017

The pharmacy chain highlighted the collaborative practice agreement as a way for physicians to take part in new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services alternative payment models that allow physicians to be reimbursed for services that pharmacies can help them provide.

July 5, 2017

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

July 5, 2017

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.