February 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into enabling holders of abbreviated new drug applications to unilaterally update their generic drug product labels prior to any branded drug change. 

February 24, 2015

An American Academy of Neurology study found that people who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes. 

February 24, 2015

Researchers found that switching glaucoma patients to a generic prostaglandin analogue improved adherence. 

 

February 23, 2015

Combined Distributors reported that its medicine disposal product was found to exceed U.S. FDA and EPA guidelines. 

February 23, 2015

Surescripts expands reach of its electronic prior authorization solution and now reaches 250,000 prescribers.

February 20, 2015

The recently introduced Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 receives support from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 19, 2015

IRI and Kline & Co. establish an exclusive alliance to provide clients with a greater level of actionable insights.

February 18, 2015

Actavis on Wednesday announced that it will adopt a new corporate name — Allergan — following the anticipated, successful completion of the acquisition of Allergan.

February 18, 2015

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the initiation of treatment in a pilot clinical study of two experimental formulations of Nexafed (pseudoephedrine HCl) extended-release tablets.

February 18, 2015

The Mentholatum Co., a division of Japan's Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., is expanding distribution of its Hada Labo Tokyo skin care in the Northeastern and Florida markets with Bed Bath & Beyond’s Harmon Face Values.

February 17, 2015

CVS Health weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs on the healthcare system in a commentary that appears today on the Health Affairs blog.

February 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week issued five draft documents related to drug compounding and repackaging that will help entities comply with important public health provisions.

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.