May 30, 2013

When does the double-edged sword of generic drug price reductions begin to cut the government agency or health system holding the sword?

That's the question many pharmacy leaders in Canada have for the provincial health system policy-makers who have embarked on a crusade to whack pharmacy reimbursement levels for many lower-cost generic medicines sold under the nation's publicly funded health system.

May 30, 2013

This summer, the Supreme Court will decide on a case that could determine whether generic drug makers can be held liable when patients suffer harmful side effects from taking their drugs.

May 30, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration last month announced that it has approved an amended application submitted by Teva Women's Health to market Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) for use without a prescription by women 15 years of age and older. That approval moved Plan B One-Step from behind the pharmacy counter into the family planning section of the pharmacy.

May 30, 2013

An organization set up to provide pharmacy services in the wake of natural disasters is prepared for what experts predict will be a particularly bad hurricane season.

May 30, 2013

While the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a milestone in a number of respects, it also was one of the biggest moments in the history of the generic drug industry since the 1984 passage of the Hatch-Waxman Act, which created an abbreviated regulatory approval pathway for generic pharmaceutical drugs.

May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

May 29, 2013

Texas has become the latest state to defeat a bill that critics say would limit the reach of knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

May 29, 2013

An effort to allow trusted online pharmacies to add ".pharmacy" to their URLs cleared a hurdle last week as it passed an initial evaluation by the body that regulates the web address suffixes, known as generic top-level domains.

May 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for incontinence made by Perrigo Co., the drug maker said.

May 29, 2013

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.

May 28, 2013

Risk is everywhere in our lives. The trick, as Mr. Buffett says, is to manage it through knowledge. Your exposure to risk in the pharmacy businesses may come about from various sources.

May 28, 2013

Pharmacy Intelligence applies application-based data analytics, computer-animated graphic process simulation and Lean Six Sigma principles to enable a new level of more advanced modeling and forecasting.

May 28, 2013

Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca will buy Omthera Pharmaceuticals for $323 million, the two companies said.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

May 23, 2013

Johnson & Johnson expects to file for Food and Drug Administration approval of more than 10 new drugs over the next four years, the drug maker said Thursday.

May 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic heart disease drug made by Sandoz, the company said.

May 22, 2013

Generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical Cos. has started shipping an authorized generic version of a heart-disease medication made by AstraZeneca.

May 22, 2013

As many as 58% of consumers are likely to purchase beauty services — such as manicures or brow shaping — at a drug store on an independent visit or while waiting for a prescription to be filled, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. And of those likely to use services, 55% indicated they would fill a prescription at a pharmacy that they wouldn't typically use if not for the beauty services.

May 21, 2013

AccentHealth found that more than half of viewers make personal product purchases when filling a prescription at the pharmacy, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. There is opportunity for growth as 7-out-of-10 consumers indicated that they are likely to purchase beauty and hygiene products when filling a prescription in the future.

May 21, 2013

Impax Labs has launched an authorized generic drug for migraine headaches under a partnership with AstraZeneca, Impax said.

May 21, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that, in written statements submitted for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committee hearings this week, it noted the essential role of community pharmacy in the success of the 10-year-old Medicare Part D prescription drug program and urged program enhancements focused on the quality and affordability of care.



May 21, 2013

Nordic Naturals now is offering Pro EPA Elite, a powerful EPA-only concentrate available without a prescription, the company stated.

May 21, 2013

Spending on specialty drugs is likely to increase by 67% over the next couple of years, according to a new study by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

May 20, 2013

Kerr Drug has introduced a new prescription-synchronization service, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.