January 26, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein, CEO, after combing through the 658 pages released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the final rule governing Average Manufacturer Price under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, outlined the seven ways this new rule will impact pharmacy. "Savor all of the bureaucratese for yourself in the oh-so-brief 658-page rule, known to the cool kids as CMS-2345-FC," Fein writes. His observations outline potential impacts including prescription reimbursement, pharmacy profits and channel strategies. (Read through to the end, and Fein provides  a bonus five observations.) (Drug Channels)

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

January 25, 2016
From 2005 to 2013, Perrigo had been the distributor of all Retin-A generic products, which treat acne. 
January 22, 2016

NACDS, along with partners including the National Community Pharmacists Association, have been engaged on this issue every step of the way since Congress first enacted the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in February 2006. 

January 22, 2016

The drug had sales of $38.5 million for the 12 months ended November 2015, according to IMS Health. 

January 21, 2016

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for two products. 

January 21, 2016

The PSA campaign, featuring first-of-its-kind communications techniques, was developed pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather New York for the Ad Council.

January 20, 2016

Looking to save customers money on 10 commonly prescribed medications, as well as pharmacy services, Kmart Pharmacy has launched its Pharmacy Savings Plus program. 

January 20, 2016

As a part of their new enhancements, PrescribeWellness is now offering their customers the use of text reminders to patients with prescriptions ready for pick-up and patients with pre-set appointments.

January 19, 2016

Greenstone has launched a generic version of Colestid granules for oral suspension. 

January 19, 2016
The drug had U.S sales of about $53 million for the 12 months ended Nov. 30, 2015, according to IMS Health. 
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.