February 17, 2015

Lupin and Celon Pharma announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will jointly develop a fluticasone/salmeterol dry powder inhaler product which is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus.

February 12, 2015

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday introduced companion legislation to House bill H.R. 471.

 

February 12, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation to help curb prescription drug diversion and abuse and protect patients in need of medication.

February 10, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores entered into a service agreement with Alibaba Health Information Technology to utilize its electronic prescription platform. 

February 10, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday announced the election of its 2015 executive committee and board of directors.

February 10, 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers released a new spotlight on the dangers of antimicrobial resistance.

 

February 9, 2015

Bayer HealthCare on Monday announced the launch of the ProHeart Path Tool. 

February 9, 2015

Under new bipartisan legislation, seniors would have more convenient access to discounted or "preferred" co-pays for prescription drugs at their pharmacy of choice.

February 6, 2015

Long before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant flu virus, sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise.  According to IRI data for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 30, 2014, sales of cold/allergy/sinus liquids and powders were up 15% to $318.9 million across total U.S. multioutlets. And while much of that uptick in sales can be attributed to the new allergy remedy Nasacort 24HR, sales of traditional cold remedies were up significantly as well. 

 

February 6, 2015

The pharma industry praised outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg and welcomed Stephen Ostroff, who will assume the role of acting commissioner.

February 6, 2015

Prestige Brands will be resuming healthcare professional marketing programs in support of its Monistat vaginal treatments.

February 6, 2015

Rochester Drug Cooperative and Aureus Health Services on Thursday announced a specialty pharmacy services program available to RDC's independent, community pharmacy customers.

February 5, 2015

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of their second pseudoephedrine product, Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain.

February 5, 2015

HDMA recognized four members of Congress with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

February 5, 2015

Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will resign from her post in March.

 

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged early on in the 2014-15 season that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant H3N2 flu virus, which set the stage for a strong season. Annual sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise for the first two months of the season.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the introduction of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules, CII, in 10-mg dosage strength.

February 3, 2015

CVS/pharmacy's mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.

 

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

February 2, 2015

A proposal in the Budget of the U.S. government, fiscal year 2016 calls for an increase in retail pharmacy prescription drug co-pays.

February 2, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults, making it the first FDA-approved medicine to treat this condition.

 

February 2, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is gearing up for a Feb. 4 launch of its Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), an over-the-counter nasal spray indicated for relief of all nasal and eye-related allergy symptoms.