December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 9, 2014

Teva Canada, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced Tuesday that Health Canada has approved its application for the generic version of PrTarceva. 

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

Drug Store News has named Nancy Lyons director of continuing education and clinical content.

December 8, 2014
Kroger and Medicine Shoppe are participating in MediMergent's pilot study of the National Medication Safety, Outcomes and Adherence Program.
December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

 

December 5, 2014

The FDA issued a draft guidance that would provide generic companies a pathway to obtain samples of medicines requiring a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) protocol for product testing.

December 5, 2014

Greenstone announced the introduction of cabergoline tablets to its line of pharmaceutical products.

 

December 5, 2014

Healthgrades, a leading online resource to help consumers find a doctor and prepare for their appointment, on Thursday launched a new Right Care Center with content to help Americans make smarter health choices this holiday season.

December 5, 2014

CMS issued a proposed 428-page rule change earlier this week that would offer health systems more flexibility regarding the agency's accountable care program, PwC's Health Research Institute noted Friday.

December 4, 2014

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced the addition of montelukast sodium tablets to its portfolio of products.

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

December 3, 2014

Health-and-wellness companies see increasing opportunity in the point-of-care channel to reach and engage with patients primed to receive information about their health.

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 2, 2014

McKesson on Tuesday announced that the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court approved the registration of the domination and profit and loss transfer agreement between Celesio and McKesson Deutschland.

December 2, 2014

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration on its abbreviated new drug application for diclofenac sodium topical solution 1.5% w/w.

December 2, 2014

Ranbaxy Laboratories on Monday announced the launch of Infimab (BOW015), the first Remicade (Infliximab) biosimilar in India. The product was launched at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference in Chandigarh.

December 2, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the introduction and availability of Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride Dihydrate Sublingual Tablets, CIII.