December 18, 2014

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging unveiled a new bipartisan report earlier this week that focuses on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 16, 2014

Actavis on Tuesday announced the planned senior management team that will lead the global pharmaceutical company following the successful close of the acquisition of Allergan.

December 16, 2014

Dr. Reddy's Labs announced the launch of valganciclovir tablets USP in 450-mg strength. 

 

December 16, 2014

 Greenstone announced the launch of celecoxib — the authorized generic version of Pfizer's Celebrex — to its line of generic pharmaceuticals. 

December 16, 2014

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013, while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, released Tuesday.

December 16, 2014

The flu continues to pick up in pockets of the Midwest and across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity.

December 11, 2014

Lupin Pharmaceuticals launched the authorized generic version of Celebrex capsules in 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

December 11, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced the launch of methocarbamol injection USP, 100 mg. 

December 11, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced the launch of prednisolone sodium phosphate orally disintegrating tablets in 10-mg, 15-mg and 30-mg dosage strengths. 

 

December 11, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the availability of levalbuterol inhalation solution, USP (concentrate), a generic equivalent to Xopenex inhalation solution concentrate. 

December 10, 2014

Mylan on Wednesday launched its celecoxib capsules in 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. The drug is one of the first available generic versions of Celebrex capsules from Pfizer.

December 10, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the launch of generic Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules in the United States. The company is offering the capsules in 50-,100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

 

December 9, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association agreed to support compromise automatic substitution legislation.

December 9, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and seven U.S. Territories.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 9, 2014

Teva Canada, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced Tuesday that Health Canada has approved its application for the generic version of PrTarceva. 

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

Drug Store News has named Nancy Lyons director of continuing education and clinical content.

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.