April 7, 2015

The disparity between reimbursement rates and generic drug costs caused by a lag in payment is forcing many community pharmacies to operate at a negative margin.

April 6, 2015

A University of Southern California pilot currently underway at several California clinics is illustrating the important role that clinical pharmacists can play in team-based medical care.

April 2, 2015

Rite Aid's March results spurred a 3% lift in its share price Thursday morning. 

April 2, 2015

Sam's Club on Thursday sweetened the pot for its Plus and Business Plus members with an offering of five generic prescriptions without charge in most states. 

April 2, 2015

Alere's i Strep A test received marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. 

April 1, 2015

The cost of treating rheumatoid arthritis will reach $9.3 billion by 2020, according to a GBI Research report released Wednesday. 

April 1, 2015

Teva said it expects the product to be available to patients during second-quarter 2015.

March 31, 2015

The director of the FDA’s Office of Generic Drugs temporarily steps down to deal with a medical issue, according to a report by the Regulatory Focus Professionals Society.

March 31, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced the launch of generic Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) tablets, which are indicated for the treatment of hypertension. 

 

March 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Adminisration on Friday revisited the issue of supplemental applications proposing labeling changes for approved drugs and biologic products. 

March 26, 2015

Kentucky last week became the seventh state to restrict DXM sales to adults. 

March 26, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday called on its members not to market powdered pure caffeine to consumers in support of FDA efforts.

March 24, 2015

Actavis last week announced that its acquisition of Allergan has been completed in a transaction valued at $70.5 billion, a deal that creates one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue, according to the company.

March 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week warned consumers against using homeoapthic asthma remedies. 

March 23, 2015

Acura Pharmaceutical's Nexafed extended release demonstrated bioequivalence to Sudafed 12-hour tablets. 

March 19, 2015

British Columbia pharmacies are taking part in the "Genomics for Precision Drug Therapy in the Community Pharmacy" research project, which marks the first of its kind in North America.

March 17, 2015

A new Harris Poll reveals some surprise findings on Americans' preference for generic or branded drugs.

March 16, 2015

The letter to the editor emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and diversion.

March 13, 2015

How do the nation’s pharmacists rate with Americans? According to Gallup, the answer is very, very high year after year.

March 13, 2015

Connecting all the dots in health care. That’s the ultimate goal in the health industry’s migration to an electronic platform, where doctors and other prescribers write prescriptions digitally and send them — directly and immediately — to a patient’s pharmacy for dispensing.

March 13, 2015

A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) is symbolic of the growing recognition of pharmacy’s vital role in healthcare delivery.

March 13, 2015

As the editor of Drug Store News, I am frequently reminded that the stories we report on extend far beyond the industry we cover.

March 13, 2015

Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.

March 13, 2015

Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.