July 31, 2015

In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS.

July 31, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Friday announced that it entered commitment letters relating to its upcoming acquisition of Allergan's generic pharmaceuticals business.

July 30, 2015

McKesson on Thursday reported increased revenues for the first quarter, which ended June 30. At $47.5 billion, revenues were up 9%, compared with $43.5 billion a year ago. First-quarter earnings per diluted share from continuing operations was $2.50 compared with $1.76 a year ago.

July 30, 2015

Par Pharmaceutical Thursday announced that it has begun shipping the authorized generic version of Megace ES (megestrol acetate, USP) oral suspension.

July 29, 2015

Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (together, “Roxane” — an American specialty generics company) from Boehringer Ingelheim for about $2.65 billion.

July 28, 2015

A GAO report released Monday suggests that the Drug Enforcement Agency should take steps to improve communications with pharmacists, manufacturers. 

July 28, 2015

Voters from all political parties support sunshine legislation that would make promote transparency in generic prescription drug payments by pharmacy benefit manager corporations, according to a national survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association released Tuesday.

July 28, 2015

Sandoz on Tuesday announced the launch of a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort Respules (budesonide inhalation suspension) in 1-mg strength. Sandoz expects to have 180-day generic drug marketing exclusivity for the 1-mg strength.

July 27, 2015

The GpHA and Biosimilars Council have published their objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to the pages of the New York Times. 

July 27, 2015

In a move that will reshape the generic pharmaceuticals landscape, Teva announced Monday that it would be acquiring Allergan Generics for $40.5 billion. 

July 24, 2015

On Friday, Stichting Preferred Shares Mylan, an independent foundation established in the Netherlands, announced that it would exercise its full call option to purchase 488,388,431 preferred shares in Mylan.

July 23, 2015

Lupin announced Thursday that it will acquire Gavis Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories in a $880 million, cash- and debt-free transaction. 

July 22, 2015

Novartis will be able to introduce Sandoz’s Zarxio (filgrastim) after Sept. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday. 

July 21, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic version of Tambocor in 50-, 100- and 150-mg dosage strengths

July 21, 2015

According to NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey, independents dispensing generic medicines at a loss is not a sustainable business model.

July 20, 2015

Access to healthcare drove 82.9% more blood pressure screenings and 26.9% more diabetes screenings.

July 20, 2015

Patients surfing the content on Elsevier's Health Library can search by a specific condition or diagnosis or move through an easy-to-skim, A-to-Z list of healthcare topics.

July 17, 2015

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has introduced four new products since June.

July 17, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is setting a precedent that effectively can't be rolled back in the future, according to Congress leaders who hosted a press conference Friday morning.

July 17, 2015

Injectable and infusion drug company Hospira announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its bivalirudin injection, a generic of the Medicine Company’s Angiomax.

July 16, 2015

Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, issued a statement last month criticizing the FDA at the organization’s public meeting on the Generic Drug User Free Act.

July 16, 2015

As many as 12% of pet owners have bought health insurance for their animals. And among millennials, that number jumps to 19%. 

July 16, 2015

Increasing access to birth control through the pharmacy may pose a challenge - will pharmacists who counsel patients on family planning be reimbursed for their efforts?

July 15, 2015

A collection of eight consumer groups have written to Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez in opposition of the ongoing potential merger between pharmaceutical companies Teva and Mylan.