April 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Greg Bradley — president and CEO of Advantage Consumer Healthcare, a full turnkey solution center for over-the-counter medicines reaching the market — for an overview of the new marketing and sales solution company as it has recently brought to market OraSure Technologies' OraQuick Advance, a take-home HIV test kit that the Food and Drug Administration recently approved for the self-care market, and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D, a pseudoephedrine product with a unique point of differentiation.

September 29, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has outlined its latest model for medication therapy management that it hopes will increase adherence and improve outcomes among Medicare Part D beneficiaries. 

September 28, 2015

Under the terms of the consent decree, the company will not be allowed to manufacture or sell dietary supplement products until the FDA has determined that the business is in compliance.

September 25, 2015

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

September 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced plans that would reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for many American consumers should she be elected President of the United States. 

September 17, 2015

The iMedicare platform integrates with every pharmacy system, so pharmacies can identify patients eligible to choose a Medicare plan and generate a customized report within seconds.

September 16, 2015

Although growth has been high for new specialty and brand-name drugs in the past year, generics continue to be a central part of the U.S. pharmaceutical market.

September 15, 2015

National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, in a blog post for DSN, writes about the role community pharmacy can play in providing services to TRICARE beneficiaries. 

September 11, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

September 10, 2015

However, patients in the 10-17 years age group also showed the greatest improvement in appropriate prescription drug use compared to all other age groups over a four-year period.

September 9, 2015

The research found a 1% increase in overall prescription drug use was associated with decreases in non-prescription drug medical costs for three distinct groups of Medicaid beneficiaries.

September 9, 2015

Only 18% of Americans were very likely or completely likely to post their latest ailment on social media, but for those who did post, 40% of their friends were quick to make an over-the-counter recommendation, according to a survey conducted in July by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News.

September 1, 2015

PrescribeMedicare is meant to serve as a tool for patients in 2016 when open enrollment for plan choices begins.

August 25, 2015
According to GlobalData’s report, the market is set to grow from $29.4 billion in 2014 to $47.9 billion by 2020, which represents a compound annual growth rate of 8.5%.
August 23, 2015

IMS Health’s Doug Long gave an overview of the present state of the U.S. pharmaceutical market and where it might be headed in the coming months and years at NACDS Total Store Expo on Sunday.

August 20, 2015

DSN recently sat down with KPMG's Larry Kocot — who now heads up KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight — to discuss the future of payment system reforms.

August 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 20, 2015

TruTag Technologies is looking to impact the food and drug industry with its edible security platform. “TruTags,” the company's microtags, can help to authenticate products without packaging or labels. DSN recently spoke with Kent Mansfield, president of TruTag Technologies.

August 19, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would grant doctors the final say on which prescription drugs to prescribe for their patients in Medicaid's managed care programs, the Associated Press reports.

August 19, 2015

TruMedicines on Tuesday launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone app that promotes medication safety.

August 17, 2015

To meet AWP requirements, Medicare Part D sponsors must have terms posted by Sept. 15, CMS says. 

August 4, 2015

More than 28% of those surveyed fill 20 or more prescriptions per year but only half of those know about prescription savings cards. 

August 3, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week released a progress report urging state and federal regulation for the thousands of websites that illegally distribute medications.