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 24, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic of AstraZeneca’s Prilosec (omeprazole) delayed-release capsules. 

September 24, 2015

The discount program’s website provides members online tools for finding participating pharmacies, as well as drug prices and availability. 

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

The launch comes after Camber’s parent company, Hetero Labs received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 22, 2015

As many as 84% of consumers say they check the expiration date at least sometimes when using an OTC medicine for themselves. 

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 22, 2015

Perrigo received Food and Drug Administration approval for a therapeutic equivalent to Valeant’s BenzaClin acne treatment. 

September 21, 2015

For the U.S. pharmaceutical market, 2015 is already shaping up to be another double-digit growth year in terms of prescription spend, and brand-name specialty drugs are big drivers of that growth.

September 21, 2015

This is Impax’s first drug to be approved following its Sept. 4 resolution of issues outlined by the FDA in a warning letter to the company.

September 21, 2015

A new CVS Health Research Insitute study, done in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is offering insight into the reasons many patients don’t adhere to their medication regimen.

September 18, 2015

A recent Harris Poll found that one-half of households use OTC medicines to treat a chronic or recurring condition.  These families would particularly benefit from OTC eligibility in FSAs and HSAs.

September 17, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it had launched generics of GlaxoSmithKline’s Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Eisai’s Aricept (donepezil).

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 17, 2015

Pager and Zipdrug’s alliance has begun rolling out in Manhattan.

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 16, 2015

The PharmaJet Stratis system works by delivering a vaccine with a narrow fluid stream injection that can penetrate the skin in about one-tenth of a second.

September 16, 2015

A new drug before the Food and Drug Administration would track adherence. 

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 14, 2015

Mylan announced Monday that it had launched its generic version of Pfizer’s Unasyn (ampicillin and subactam) injection. 

September 11, 2015

Perrigo will begin shipments of the products to its retail and wholesale customers in the U.S in time for the 2016 cough and cold season. 

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.