January 14, 2016

Anna McDermott-Vitak, who was most recently Amgen’s executive director of global government affairs, has experience in product development, investor relations, government affairs,

January 14, 2016

While the top markets with flu activity presently are located predominantly across the South, this past week has seen markets within Wisconsin and Iowa realize significant flu activity gains. 

January 13, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat secondary amenorrhea, endometriosis and abnormal uterine bleeding. 

January 13, 2016

President Barack Obama's nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Robert Califf - was approved by the Senate HELP Committee Tuesday, according to a report published by ABC News. But it's not necessarily smooth sailing from here. At least two senators are expected to place a hold on the nomination, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "Sanders has said the country needs an FDA commissioner who will stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and that Califf is 'not that person.'" (ABC News)

January 12, 2016

The drug is intended to treat asthma and the maintenance of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

January 11, 2016

Shire and Baxalta, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business, will be merging in a deal that is being valued at about $32 billion, which includes a pledge from Shire to give Baxalta Shareholders $18 cash, plus .1282 of Shire’s American depository receipts, per share. The merger will make Shire the largest maker of treatments for rare diseases in the world. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

January 8, 2016
Mylan’s executive chairman Robert Coury noted that Sheehan has contributed to the company’s financial success since joining, and expressed gratitude for his time. 
January 8, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index data continues to suggest slight increases in flu activity in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and several markets in the deep South. 

January 7, 2016

Participation in the newly created Health and Wellness Technology Accelerator is open to companies that support human wellbeing through interventions that target nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, alcohol and smoking cessation.

January 7, 2016

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic of Janssen’s contraceptive. 

January 7, 2016

The Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir combination is indicated for the treatment of Hepatitis C infection and offers a simplified Hepatitis C treatment regimen that eliminates the need for interferon and ribavirin. 

January 6, 2016

Greenstone has launched its linezolid tablets, an authorized generic of Zyvox. 

January 6, 2016

The drug is the 14th contraceptive product Mylan has launched in the U.S. 

January 6, 2016

Look for highly targeted, biologically engineered drug therapies and a more integrated, teamwork-driven and evidence-based approach to medication therapy to dominate the pharmacy landscape in 2016.

January 5, 2016

REMS are FDA-mandated programs that provide additional information to patients and providers, and in certain cases restrict distribution of the product so that only specified entities have access to it.

January 5, 2016

Teva's new product, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, is indicated for use by females of reproductive potential to prevent pregnancy. 

January 4, 2016

Drug price concerns were the overriding theme of the microsurvey, with 45% of respondents wanting lower drug prices for patients.

January 4, 2016

About 90% of all specialty drug sales revenue flows through traditional and specialty distributors.

January 4, 2016

The Challenge is part of Script Your Future, a campaign launched by the National Consumers League and partners in 2011 to combat the problem of poor medication adherence.

January 4, 2016

Overall, more than 10,000 community pharmacies nationwide provide med sync services.

January 4, 2016

The Oregon State University study provides compelling evidence that an interactive patient counseling technique could significantly improve the understanding of medication use. 

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 30, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, specialty pharmacy and top trends, in this multi-page report.