May 12, 2015

CMS recently released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare Part D prescription drugs prescribed by physicians and other health care professionals in 2013.

May 12, 2015

The OIG issued a report finding that while FDA inspection of generic manufacturers is up, those inspections are not as thorough as they could be. 

May 7, 2015

Drug Store News on Sunday caught up with Brian McNamara, region head of Europe and the Americas of the recently christened GSK Consumer Healthcare, representing the joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to talk about what a consolidating OTC market means for the industry, and how GSK will be coming to market.

May 7, 2015

The Tallahassee Democrat published an opinion column by National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson, emphasizing pharmacists’ unique position in helping to address complex prescription pain medication issues.

May 6, 2015

NACDS emphasized the need for a comprehensive solution that combats prescription drug abuse while preserving legitimate patient access to medications.

May 6, 2015

The National Community Pharmacists Association has expressed its endorsement of The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act, S. 1190.

May 1, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is calling for safety and efficacy data on OTC monographed antiseptics. 

April 22, 2015

What supermarket pharmacy provider scores highest in consumer satisfaction? That would be Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, the largest employee-owned U.S. grocery chain.

April 22, 2015

Is this the year that restrictions on the use of over-the-counter medicines in conjunction with a flexible savings account are lifted? If you consider the value proposition — the $102 billion saved each year by the use of OTC medicines — and that health care is moving toward a more value-based, outcomes-driven system, it would certainly seem so.

April 22, 2015

The dramatic increase in the price of generic drugs last year is expected to continue for the rest of 2015 and even into next year, according to those who closely monitor the market.

April 22, 2015

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 19% of OTC sales and 27% of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

April 22, 2015

Advocacy for the community pharmacy industry and the advancement of the profession is a big part of the job at Drug Store News. That said, this has been a busy month even by our standards.

April 22, 2015

The dollar store channel is growing in prominence when it comes to OTC remedies, noted Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference last March.

April 21, 2015

Less than 1% of all pharmaceutical reports to American Association of Poison Control Centers associated with homeopathic medicines, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists told the Food and Drug Administration.

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

April 14, 2015

Taiwan-based drug development company Sunny Pharmtech and Vitruvias Therapeutics, a generic drug development company, on Tuesday announced that they will team up to co-develop a portfolio of generic drug products.

April 13, 2015

Wholesaler distributor H. D. Smith promoted Dmitrey Kuznetsov to SVP, category management.

April 13, 2015

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals on Monday acquired Mexican OTC and nutritional manufacturer Advanced Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals. 

April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

March 31, 2015

The director of the FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs temporarily steps down to deal with a medical issue, according to a report by the Regulatory Focus Professionals Society.

March 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Adminisration on Friday revisited the issue of supplemental applications proposing labeling changes for approved drugs and biologic products. 

March 17, 2015

A new Harris Poll reveals some surprise findings on Americans' preference for generic or branded drugs.