The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has collected 84% of the fees it intends to collect this year under a law passed last year to collect user fees from generic drug members, according to a memo sent out to CDER staff Tuesday.
The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study comparing generic utilization of common diabetes medications across two government programs — Medicare Part D and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
At the 2013 Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., HDMA honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers during the presentation of the 2013 Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare.
There are several important pieces of legislation that will have an impact on the business of supermarket pharmacy if passed, noted Michael Spira, American Pharmacists Association senior lobbyist, during an FMI education session.
Out of all retail pharmacy outlets, food stores have slightly increased their prescription sales, generating March year-to-date sales of $5.7 billion, up 0.5%, according to IMS Health data. Including drug, mail and independents, prescription sales totaled $58.3 billion, down 4.7%, reported Doug Long, VP industry relations for IMS Health, at an FMI education breakout.