September 11, 2015

Using Xerox’s prescription clinical authorization tool, pharmacists can investigate whether a patient recently received an opioid prescription and will receive a notice to acquire prior authorization before dispensing it. 

September 10, 2015

The acquisition of Diplomat's compounding pharmacy assets by Restore Health enables Diplomat to continue their singular focus on specialty pharmacy, the companies stated. 

September 10, 2015

However, patients in the 10-17 years age group also showed the greatest improvement in appropriate prescription drug use compared to all other age groups over a four-year period.

September 9, 2015

The research found a 1% increase in overall prescription drug use was associated with decreases in non-prescription drug medical costs for three distinct groups of Medicaid beneficiaries.

September 4, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition this week came out in support of the Food and Drug Administration taking action against marketing bulk pure powdered caffeine to consumers and its issuance of warning letters to five powdered caffeine distributors.

September 4, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets at a 60 mg dose for patients with a history of heart attack beyond the first year.

September 4, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration this week approved expanded labeling for Janssen Biotech’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment Simponi Aria (golimumab for infusion).

September 3, 2015

A year after deciding to end tobacco sales, CVS Health on Thursday released new data from a CVS Health Research Institute study that shows a reduction in cigarette purchases over the past year.

September 3, 2015

Prescription counts decreased a little and pharmacy same-store sales were up in August, according to numbers reported by Rite Aid Thursday. 

September 3, 2015

 The drug, a biosimilar version of Amgen’s Neupogen, is the first biosimilar drug to launch in the U.S.

September 2, 2015

Kmart has paid the U.S. government $1.4 million to resolve allegations that it improperly used drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts to reduce pharmacy costs for Medicare patients at Kmart pharmacies.

September 2, 2015

Sandoz on Wednesday introduced rivastigmine transdermal system, a generic version of Exelon Patch1, in the United States.

September 1, 2015

The company said the patch is a potential solution for the 73% of migraine sufferers who experience nausea with their migraines. 

August 31, 2015

The guidance was outlined in a blog post by Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s center for drug evaluation and research, and Karen Midthum, director of the FDA’s center for biologics evaluation and research.

August 28, 2015

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

August 26, 2015

Medication adherence solutions company e-pill announced Wednesday that it had started selling its MedTime Plus Medication Reminder and Dispensing system.

August 26, 2015

Mylan this week announced the launch of its generic version of Pfizer’s Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) injection.

August 26, 2015

See some of the biggest innovations in pharmacy technology from the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo. 

August 24, 2015

After years of research and billions of dollars in funding, the Human Genome Project has unlocked the complex mysteries of the human genome and unleashed a new era in personalized medicine and pharmaceutical research and development. And pharmacy retailers must get out in front of that gene-based drug revolution or risk being left behind.

August 23, 2015

IMS Health’s Doug Long gave an overview of the present state of the U.S. pharmaceutical market and where it might be headed in the coming months and years at NACDS Total Store Expo on Sunday.

August 22, 2015

Rite Aid is paying $5.7 million for the pharmacy records at 12 A&P stores and up to $2.3 million for the inventory at those stores.

August 21, 2015

Ateb provides technology solutions to help independent and chain pharmacies improve patient adherence through education, pharmacy interventions and patient reminders. Drug Store News recently spoke with president and CEO Frank Sheppard.

August 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim earlier this week released new data from its clinical trials for its Phase IIIb OTEMTO 1&2 trials, which indicate that Stiolto Respimat provided provided “clinically meaningful improvements” in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said.