August 27, 2014

Canada's Premiers gathered in Charlottetown for the latest Council of the Federation meeting starting on Aug. 26, and health reform is a key topic. The pharmacy community is urging provinces to consider further expanding pharmacists' role as they can make important contributions to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system.

August 26, 2014

A new report is shining a light on a key role pharmacists can play in helping patients understand the medicine they’re taking.

 

August 25, 2014

Pharmaceutical company Iroko announced today that a new version its anti-inflammatory drug Zorvolex had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 24, 2014

IMS Health VP industry relations Doug Long briefed a packed house of NACDS TSE attendees on the latest trends shaping the U.S. pharmaceutical market.

August 22, 2014

Henry Ford Health System on Thursday launched a free smartphone app for patients to order and manage their medications. The Henry Ford Rx app is available for patients who use any of the chain's 28 retail pharmacy locations throughout the metro Detroit area.

August 20, 2014

In May 2014, Pfizer introduced Nexium 24HR, one of the top-selling acid blockers, over the counter in the United States.

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer's efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel's inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts.

 

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

July 31, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday will publish the fiscal year 2015 generic drug user fee rates as required under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act as amended by the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012.

July 24, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter treatment.

July 21, 2014

AbbVie has finalized a deal for Dublin-based specialty pharmaceuticals company Shire for $54.7 billion.

July 16, 2014

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada entered into a strategic business relationship with McKesson Canada to launch the Sun Life Preferred Pharmacy Network.

July 16, 2014

RetireSafe, a grassroots organization advocating on behalf of America’s seniors on Tuesday released a survey finding that seniors overwhelmingly support strong patient safeguards for biosimilar medications. 

July 15, 2014

Giant Eagle last week added prescription blood-pressure medications lisinopril and lisinopril HCTZ to the list of several antibiotics that the chain provides for free to its patients, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch

July 14, 2014

In an effort to battle medication non-adherence, regional player Kinney Drugs has unveiled its new EZSync program to synchronize pickup dates and prescription refills.

July 14, 2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs — medicines that treat relatively rare conditions — have increased in the United States and Europe in recent years, patients are facing growing challenges accessing those drugs, a newly completed study released last week by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University has concluded.

July 11, 2014

Anacor Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's new drug application for Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solution, 5% — an antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails.

June 25, 2014

Worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to exceed the trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to Evaluate's "World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020" report released Wednesday.

June 23, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 innovative new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population, according to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America last week.

June 19, 2014

Meijer pharmacies marked a milestone in June when one of the retailer's pharmacists dispensed the 20 millionth free customer prescription through its free prescription program.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

May 29, 2014

There may be a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage, age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are ages 65 and older, according to a study published online Wednesday in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.