February 4, 2016

Camber has launched its generic of Pfizer’s high blood pressure and chest pain treatment Corgard. 

February 3, 2016

The company, alongside the launch of the drug, is offering a savings program for patients, which it said would reduce co-payments to $10 for the drug.

February 2, 2016

The drug, which had annual sales of about $714 million in 2015, is indicated to treat high cholesterol. 

February 2, 2016

Generic Pharmaceutical Association president and CEO Chip Davis issued a statement following the organization’s presentation to members of Congress about the savings attributed to generics. 

February 2, 2016

Greenstone has introduced its authorized generic of the overactive bladder treatment. 

February 1, 2016

Building on the momentum of last year’s launch of the first U.S. biosimilar, the Biosimilars Forum is looking to educate about and increase access to biosimilars. 

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 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)
 
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 28, 2016

Fruth Pharmacy has opened another location in West Virginia, this time inside the Tower FoodFair grocery store in Barboursville.

January 27, 2016

The ranking was created by creating overall scores based on the ratio of positive to negative medication reviews online by using TreatoVoice, which identifies and ranks patient experience base on their online postings. 

January 27, 2016

The Task Force found that patients who were identified through depression screening and went on to be treated — with antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or both — showed improvement in depression symptoms.

January 26, 2016

Rising Pharmaceuticals will be launching its generic version of IPR Pharmaceuticals’ Zomig tablets. 

January 26, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein, CEO, after combing through the 658 pages released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the final rule governing Average Manufacturer Price under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, outlined the seven ways this new rule will impact pharmacy. "Savor all of the bureaucratese for yourself in the oh-so-brief 658-page rule, known to the cool kids as CMS-2345-FC," Fein writes. His observations outline potential impacts including prescription reimbursement, pharmacy profits and channel strategies. (Read through to the end, and Fein provides  a bonus five observations.) (Drug Channels)

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

January 25, 2016
From 2005 to 2013, Perrigo had been the distributor of all Retin-A generic products, which treat acne. 
January 22, 2016

NACDS, along with partners including the National Community Pharmacists Association, have been engaged on this issue every step of the way since Congress first enacted the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in February 2006. 

January 22, 2016

The drug had sales of $38.5 million for the 12 months ended November 2015, according to IMS Health. 

January 21, 2016

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for two products. 

January 21, 2016

The PSA campaign, featuring first-of-its-kind communications techniques, was developed pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather New York for the Ad Council.

January 20, 2016

Looking to save customers money on 10 commonly prescribed medications, as well as pharmacy services, Kmart Pharmacy has launched its Pharmacy Savings Plus program. 

January 20, 2016

As a part of their new enhancements, PrescribeWellness is now offering their customers the use of text reminders to patients with prescriptions ready for pick-up and patients with pre-set appointments.

January 19, 2016

Greenstone has launched a generic version of Colestid granules for oral suspension.