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

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications, Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, noted during a videocast hosted by GMDC, titled “Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail.”

August 18, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration will be hosting an all-day hearing on Sept. 17 seeking public comment on five draft guidance documents related to the implementation of the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012, as well as input on future policy priorities. 

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.

August 14, 2014

Beginning in August, Wegmans Food Markets is now offering an enhanced Specialty Pharmacy Service for medications used to treat conditions in the fields of rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology.

August 5, 2014

One-in-four Americans admits that they have misused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com.

 

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 30, 2014

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010, more than 8 million older and disabled Americans with Medicare benefits have saved $11.5 billion on prescription drugs.

July 30, 2014

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration for desoximetasone topical spray 0.25%. The company also has notified Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., the owner of the reference listed drug, of the filing.

July 29, 2014

The use of FDA drug safety programs to prevent generic competition is costing the American health care system and patients $5.4 billion in annual pharmaceutical spending.

July 29, 2014

A bipartisan bill that calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients is headed to the U.S. House for a vote.

July 29, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration may have more generic drug applications than it does personnel to process them, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.

July 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is providing an update to key leadership positions within the Office of Generic Drugs, the agency announced.

July 18, 2014

FedEx on Thursday was indicted as a co-conspirator for illegally distributing pharmaceuticals sourced from a pair of rogue online pharmacies.

 

July 17, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications noted Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, on Thursday during a videocast hosted by GMDC titled "Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail."

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 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 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

July 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday shut down a company for noncompliance of the dietary supplement current good manufacturing practice requirements. 

July 10, 2014

A survey co-released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that 8-in-10 healthcare providers have serious concerns about a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on generic drug labeling.

July 2, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued several policy documents regarding compounding as part of the agency’s continuing effort to implement the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act enacted in November 2013. 

June 28, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the Anti-Diversion Industry Working Group created an educational video for pharmacists to help better combat prescription drug abuse. The video, titled "Red Flags," was released at NABP's 110th Annual Meeting.

June 27, 2014

SilverScript Insurance Co., a CVS Caremark company, has entered into collaborations with seven accountable care organizations across the country.