December 9, 2015

The annual sales for lidocaine ointment in the United States were $251 million for the year ending September 2015, according to IMS Health data.

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 9, 2015

The committee will also look at how current regulations and public policy may contribute to this issue. 

December 9, 2015

The lozenges are indicated to manage breakthrough pain in cancer patients 16 years old and older who are currently receiving and tolerating around-the-clock opioid medicine

December 8, 2015

The drug is indicated to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 

December 8, 2015

He joins GPhA at a time that president and CEO Chip Davis called one of “unprecedented opportunities and challenges for the generic drug industry.”

December 7, 2015

Getting 65% of Americans to manage their high levels of LDL cholesterol by 2017 is one of the major targets of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes.

December 7, 2015

Since 2005 generics have saved patients $1.68 trillion, a report released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association showed.

December 4, 2015

GPhA recommended wider use of generics among low-income Medicare beneficiaries, which it estimates could save $17.7 billion over the course of 10 years.

December 4, 2015

In the letter NACDS sent to all U.S. Senators earlier this week, the association cited the differences in active ingredients in drugs from other countries, as well as different shapes, sizes and colors, which can cause confusion for patients and healthcare professionals.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

Montelukast sodium — a generic version of Singulair — is meant to treat allergies and prevent asthma attacks. 

December 3, 2015

The drug, which is indicated to treat osteoporosis, will be available in 5-, 30- and 35-mg dosage strengths. 

December 2, 2015

The Harris Poll of more than 2,000 people found that many prefer to pick up their prescriptions at chain drug stores and their OTC products at discounters. 

December 1, 2015

Cozaar, sold by Merck, is indicated to treat high blood pressure. 

December 1, 2015

Imprimis will offer a compounded oral combination of pyrimethamine and leucovorin for $1 per capsule for patients whose benefits are managed by Express Scripts. 

December 1, 2015

GPhA’s SVP sciences and regulatory affairs noted that GPhA and other industry associations have urged the FDA to avoid ambiguity in quality metrics and consider additional moves that would ensure that proposed changes won’t disrupt supply.

December 1, 2015

Publix expanded its free offerings to include 90-day prescriptions of three commonly prescribed medicines. 

December 1, 2015

Walgreens has begun its same-day service powered by Deliv with 67 stores in the Dallas area.

November 30, 2015

The combined company’s revenue for the 12 months ended June 30 exceeded $800 million. 

November 30, 2015

For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country.

November 25, 2015

Aurobindo’s sildenafil tablets are a generic version of Pfizer’s Revatio, which treats pulmonary arterial hypertension. 

November 25, 2015

The drug, according to IMS Health data for the 12 months eneding Sept. 2015, had combined brand and generic sales of $457 million. 

November 24, 2015

The Medicare savings that the American College of Physicans says could be saved by focusing on generics is estimated to total $1.4 billion.