April 4, 2016
The drug had annual sales of about $26.2 million for the 12 months ended February 2016, according to IMS Health. 
April 4, 2016

The study found that Walgreens pharmacy patients who used a multi-faceted medication adherence program had a 3% higher medication adherence rate and lower healthcare costs than those who use other pharmacies.

April 1, 2016

However, flu activity is still relatively high across Wyoming, Montana and Kentucky, according to the report. 

April 1, 2016
The report attributes the growth to a concurrent increase in chronic pain in the United States, stemming from an aging population and more incidences of such chronic diseases as diabetes, obesity, cancer, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. 
April 1, 2016

Deloitte’s new whitepaper, “Retail health & wellness: Innovation, convergence and healthier consumers” offers background and insights into how and why retailers are making the large shift toward more robust health and wellness offerings. 

March 31, 2016

The complaint alleges that Endo paid Impax Laboratories and Watson Laboratories, which were the first companies to file for FDA approval for generics of Endo’s Opana ER and Lidoderm, to delay their generic product launches. 

March 31, 2016

The $550 million acquisition is aimed at strengthening Humanwell and PuraCap’s U.S. generics footprint and manufacturing capabilities. 

March 30, 2016

Recognizing that an estimated 40% of sold medications end up unused, the Alliance for Aging Research's latest “pocket film” offers consumers a simple step-by-step guide on safe disposal. 

March 29, 2016

The drug had annual U.S. sales of about $52.8 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2015, according to IMS Health.

March 29, 2016

Russia Beyond the Headlines is reporting that in Russia, following the news in early March that tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, sales of the drug — which costs about $4 to $5 (300 rubles) and which many pharmacies sell without a prescription — have risen dramatically. According to the report, many of those buying the drug are amateur athletes. (RBTH)

March 28, 2016

Alembic Pharmaceuticals has launched its 13th product in the U.S.

March 28, 2016

Last month, the CDC reported preliminary overall influenza vaccine effectiveness of 59% this season. 

March 28, 2016

The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.

March 25, 2016

With the ability to share information with healthcare practitioners or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.

March 25, 2016

Health Canada announced earlier this week that it had revised the Federal Prescription Drug use and reclassified naloxone as a Schedule II drug, making it available without a prescription.

March 24, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat partial onset seizures in adults and children. 

March 24, 2016

The guidance encourages the industry to develop generic version of opioids that are difficult to abuse by crushing pills to snort or dissolving a capsule to inject the contents.

March 23, 2016

The drug had a market size in the United States of about $55 million for the 12 months ended January 2016, according to IMS Health data. 

March 22, 2016
Apotex’s drug is the first generic of the nasal congestion treatment. 
March 22, 2016

U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., this week introduced a piece of legislation that is seeking to speed up generic drug approval and creating incentives for competition. 

March 22, 2016

Anthem is claiming that the PBM Express Scripts charged Anthem with higher than competitive benchmark pricing on pharmaceutical products.

March 22, 2016

Between 2006 and 2011, among older adults use of over-the-counter medications declined from 44.4% to 37.9% and use of dietary supplement use increased from 51.8% to 63.7%. 

March 22, 2016
The drug will be available in 333-mg dosage strength, and had annual sales of about $14 million for the 12 months ended December 2015, according to IMS Health. 
March 21, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the eye in patients with AIDS.