January 6, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is investigating generic drug price inflation.

December 29, 2014

In a staff memo, the Office of Generics Drug’s acting director, Kathleen Uhl, vowed to take action on 90% of the abbreviated new drug application backlog before October 2017, and has appointed Ted Sherwood as acting director of OGD’s Office of Regulatory Operations to help with the improvements, FDANews.com has reported.

December 18, 2014

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging unveiled a new bipartisan report earlier this week that focuses on ways to increase the use of generic drugs within the Medicare Part D program.

December 18, 2014

UnitedHealthcare has announced the winners of the second annual UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 15, 2014

Cardinal Health has introduced a new tool that gives pharmacists the ability to rapidly analyze antibiotic use trends.

December 11, 2014

Are high distribution costs and overly complex regulations stifling pharmaceutical and health product suppliers’ ability to fully engage with the fast-changing healthcare marketplace? That’s one concern raised by a global survey of healthcare executives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America from United Parcel Service.

December 11, 2014

After a recent spike in the prices charged for some generic drugs led to outcries from pharmacists, patient advocates and federal lawmakers, a report issued last month suggests that drug costs can be controlled if the Food and Drug Administration changes the way it handles reviews and approvals.

 
December 11, 2014

Pharmacists, patients and payers must work together to take advantage of med sync tools and help alleviate the issue of medication nonadherence, stated B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, in a statement issued on Thursday.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 5, 2014

The FDA issued a draft guidance that would provide generic companies a pathway to obtain samples of medicines requiring a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) protocol for product testing.

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

November 25, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association earlier this month added 10 member companies to its roster, including four manufacturer members and six associate members.

November 20, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Thursday emphasized the savings generic medicines bring to the table in light of rising brand prices. 

November 20, 2014

Moberg Pharma AB on Thursday announced that Jeff Vernimb has been named general manager for its U.S. operations and a member of Moberg's management team, effective Dec. 15.

 

November 19, 2014

7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter medications, on Tuesday entered the private-label drug business.

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

November 17, 2014

Thirty years ago, Democratic and Republican members of Congress hammered out a rare and prescient bipartisan compromise bill that transformed the pharmaceutical landscape forever and unleashed the modern generic drug industry. That law, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, has proven to be one of the most far-reaching and impactful pieces of legislation ever to shape the American healthcare system.

November 17, 2014

Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 13, 2014

Cardinal Health recently launched a new online tool, developed by eHealth, that its retail pharmacy customers can use to help their patients compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 10, 2014

Health Mart on Monday announced that it is hosting its second series of Town Hall meetings, “Pharmacy Quality Measures: Action Steps for Improvement.”