February 1, 2016

Brookdale Senior Living has added an executive with decades of experience to oversee it northeastern division. 

February 1, 2016

Though the drug has met the FDA’s quality, safety and efficacy standards, it won't receive final approval until an ongoing patent infringement proceeding is dealt with. 

February 1, 2016

Vfend is indicated to treat fungal infections in adults and children 12 years of age and older. 

February 1, 2016

The next B2B Video Exchange event on March 8 will be a forum for the electronics category, with a focus on mobile accessories and smart homes.

February 1, 2016

The authors recommend future studies with a focus on appropriate patient populations, the longevity of the effect and the influence on clinical outcomes.

February 1, 2016

The list of “not recommended” sites  — which was begun in 2008 — documents those that sell medication in a way that isn’t in compliance with federal and state laws or the NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards. 

February 1, 2016

The availability of the antidote to opioid overdoses through retail pharmacy is increasing. 

February 1, 2016

NCPA also provided feedback on expanding prediabetes education and a study on medication synchronization programs. 

February 1, 2016

Second-quarter revenue for Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical segment increased 25% to $28.3 billion thanks to growth from existing and new customers as well as acquisitions.

February 1, 2016
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has opted to block reimbursements for Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Glumetza once the generic is launched on Feb. 1. According to GoodRx, the drug currently costs about $1,500 for a 30-day supply. “Recent agreements Valeant has signed with retail pharmacies now potentially encourage the pharmacies to bypass the more affordable generic,” Express Scripts said. “To protect our clients and patients from wasteful, unnecessary drug spend, Express Scripts will exclude Glumetza.” (Chicago Tribune)
 
February 1, 2016

Reuters is reporting that one of the lead developers of the vaccine for Zika virus — which has been linked to microcephaly in infants born to women infected with it — has said that there could be an emergency-use vaccine ready by the end of the year. The Canadian scientist Gary Kobinger said that human testing of the vaccine could start in August, which would allow public health emergency use in October or November. (Reuters)

January 29, 2016

The drug showed in clinical trials that it had a sustained antidepressant effect following a one-day rapid effect. 

January 29, 2016

Mattel is making some big changes to one of its most popular toys by altering its iconic Barbie line to reflect different body sizes and ethnic diversity.

January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the oral care and natural/organic cosmetics categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

January 29, 2016
As many as nine CHPA member companies financially supported the foundation for the first time in 2015 and three new companies made an in-kind donation, CHPA shared in a e-newsletter that went out Friday.
January 29, 2016
New patients enrolled in the CVS Health Specialty Connect pilot were 17.5% more likely to pick up their first refill and existing specialty patients had an 11.4 percentage point improvement in adherence. 
 
January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 29, 2016
The drug is delivered via the Xsail breath-powered delivery device, allowing intranasal dosing of the most commonly prescribed migraine treatment. 
January 29, 2016
The drug had previously received two breakthrough therapy designations from the FDA to treat chronic HCV GT1 infection in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, as well as for the treatment of chronic HCV GT4 infection. 
 
January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the pet supplies category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

January 29, 2016
The organization praised the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Dr. Janet Woodcock for pledging to take action to clear a backlog of generic drugs awaiting approval. 
 
January 29, 2016

County Market operates similarly, as a locally-owned, independent pharmacy, with the same values as CompleteCare Pharmacy, H.D. Smith stated. 

January 29, 2016

A variety of food aficionados are helping Hillshire to launch Snack Week, a week-long celebration of snacking and the launch pad for the new Hillshire Snacking brand of premium snacks.

January 29, 2016

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $39.6 billion for the quarter, up 6% on a reported basis and 7% on a constant currency basis, primarily driven by market growth.