October 28, 2015

Some 77% of those polled by the Kaiser Family Foundation in October said that ensuring the affordability of high-cost drugs for patients with chronic conditions should be the government’s top health care priority. 

October 28, 2015

HealthDay is reporting that researchers fromt the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center have found that a person’s use of narcotic painkillers as a teen raises their risk of abuse as an adult by 33%. “Most likely, the initial experience of pain relief is pleasurable and a safe initial experience may reduce perceived danger,” the study’s author Richard Miech said. “A pleasurable and safe initial experience with a drug is a central factor in theories of who goes on to misuse drugs.” (HealthDay)

October 27, 2015

The company has received the FDA’s OK for its generic of Ultram, which is indicated to treat moderate to moderately severe chronic pain. 

October 27, 2015

Davis said that rather than support the budget deal’s Medicaid provisions, lawmakers should work to pass the Fair Access to Safe and Timely Generics Act, a bill that has been introduced by Reps. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Peter Welch, D-Vt. 

October 27, 2015

The drug is intended for rescue use following treatment of osteosarcoma through methotrexate therapy by reducing toxicity and effect of eliminating methotrexate.

October 27, 2015

The authors say this is the first study to show that a pharmacist-based glucose control program can potentially improve outcomes for surgery patients, and also lead to lower costs. 

October 23, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma announced Thursday that it had received approval for its generic Namenda (memantine HCL) tablets.

October 22, 2015
This is the second year in a row that the industry newsletter has honored Amneal.
October 22, 2015

Camber has unveiled its generic of Merck’s Singulair (montelukast sodium) chewable tablets for chronic asthma treatment. 

October 22, 2015

Guanfacine extended-release tablets are indicated to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17.

October 22, 2015

The new facility features 500,000 square feet of warehouse space and 12,700 square feet of office space, which is approximately 25 times larger than its original building on Sidney Street.

October 21, 2015

“This crisis is taking lives — it’s destroying families and shattering communities all across the country,” President Obama said in remarks at a community forum meant to kick off his administration’s new push to curb opioid abuse. 

October 20, 2015

A new generics supplier has come to the United States with Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ launch of its Namenda generic.

October 16, 2015

Last month’s launch of the first generic biologic drug in the United States is the first step in a movement that some say could drive down the nation’s healthcare bill and bring new treatment options to thousands of patients across the country.

October 16, 2015

Greenstone announced this week that it had introduced its authorized generic of Zarontin (ethosuximide) capsules and oral solution.

October 16, 2015

Sandoz on Friday announced that it had launched its generic version of Novartis’ Lescol XL (fluvastatin) extended-release tablets. 

October 13, 2015

Aurobindo’s latest approval is for an antipsychotic meant to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 

October 12, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the launch of its generic of GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart.

October 9, 2015

The New York Times outlines the controversy surrounding the recent FDA approval of Oxycontin in children. “Just because OxyContin has been abused or prescribed inappropriately doesn’t mean we should deprive the children who need the drug,” Kathleen Neville, pediatric oncologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital told The New York Times, adding it is “our obligation to have the best level of evidence for its use in children.” (The New York Times)

 

 
 
October 8, 2015

More than 80% of Americans support medical school and physician residency programs to provide training for physicians in how to treat chronic pain and how to detect and treat addiction to prescription pain medication. 

October 7, 2015

Approximately 4 in 5 U.S. adults in their 40s (80%) and 50s (83%) reported concern around the security of their health data. 

October 7, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals has rolled out its generic version of Mirapex and Plavix.

October 7, 2015

More than 260,000 pharmacists have been trained to provide immunization services through APhA, association says. 

October 5, 2015

Overall, 22% of consumers who are enabling their health management through technology in 2015 vs. 13% two years ago.