November 8, 2013

It’s called medication synchronization, and the concept is simple enough — shifting patients to a synchronized, easy-to-comply-with, once-a-month prescription refill program so they can pick up all their medications with one visit to the pharmacy each month, instead of multiple trips.

November 8, 2013

PharmaSmart's kiosks will be integrated with PDX's Enterprise Pharmacy System, allowing pharmacies with the EPS system to collect data from patients through the kiosks, under a partnership between the two companies announced Friday.

November 8, 2013
Higi ‘scores’ with kiosks

Through its biometric screening kiosks, its smartphone application and its website, Higi encourages users to take a more holistic approach to their health. True wellness, its creators insist, springs not just from such physical metrics as blood pressure, glucose readings and body mass index, but from lifestyle choices and connections to family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

November 7, 2013

Aisle7 on Thursday announced the launch of Healthnotes Interactions Checker, a next-generation solution simplifying the task of deciding which nutrients positively or negatively interact with the medicines they take.

November 6, 2013

McKesson's Health Mart on Wednesday announced the launch of its new Local Marketing Support program designed to make it easier for Health Mart owners to grow their business by attracting new patients and driving revenue.

November 5, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic injectable antibiotic drug made by Emcure Pharmaceuticals, according to the agency.

November 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Ariad Pharmaceuticals to suspend marketing and sales of a chemotherapy drug for leukemia due to the risk of life-threatening side effects, the agency said.

October 31, 2013

Impax Labs and Tolmar announced that the Food and Drug Administration has given final approval to Tolmar's generic version of Solaraze gel.

October 30, 2013

Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care, has received FDA clearance for the company's Age-Defying Laser, the company has announced.

October 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an online learning course aimed at healthcare professionals to educate them about potentially untruthful or misleading drug ads and promotional materials.

October 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to an experimental drug made by Merck for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

October 22, 2013

A pharmacy chain based in Minnesota is offering a new mobile app and web portal for its retail customers under a partnership with San Francisco-based Mscripts, the chain said Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Famy Care, agency records show.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pain drug made by Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Iroko said.

October 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is offering more than $14 million in grants for the development of products for patients with rare diseases, the agency said.

October 21, 2013

Walgreens on Monday is recognizing its more than 27,000 community pharmacists for the important role they play in helping people get, stay and live well, as part of American Pharmacists Month in October.

October 16, 2013

The independent community pharmacist members of the National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday approved resolutions addressing a range of pharmacy issues and elected a slate of leaders for the upcoming year during the House of Delegates session held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 16, 2013

Ritzman Pharmacies and Mast Pharmacies on Monday announced the completed acquisition of all Mast-owned pharmacies to Ritzman Pharmacies.

October 15, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday morning spelled out its public policy agenda — including the push to get H.R. 3204, The Drug Quality and Security Act, enacted — and expressed optimism for the future of community pharmacy during a media briefing held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Orlando, Fla.

October 15, 2013

Cancer-focused specialty pharmacy Onco360 has signed a contract with privately owned pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, whereby the pharmacy will offer its services to the PBM's members.

October 10, 2013

One of the Food and Drug Administration's top regulators is not retiring, contrary to rumors reported in news media Thursday.

October 10, 2013

Quantity and quality: Those are the two metrics by which any pharmacy operation is measured — quantity of prescriptions dispensed and quality of services provided. Quantity keeps you in business; quality keeps your patients coming back.

It’s a constant challenge for a small operator to score high on both metrics, but that’s exactly what McKesson’s 2013 Pharmacy of the Year Award recipient Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, of Desloge, Mo., has done.

October 10, 2013

While the boom in generic drugs now looks set to wane, another segment of the pharmaceutical industry is rapidly rising and presenting new growth opportunities for pharmacy retailers: specialty drugs.