October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 21, 2014

Over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may also be effective in the treatment of people suffering from depression.

 

October 20, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday announced that independent pharmacies can now take advantage of opportunities to co-brand with the Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchising systems.

October 20, 2014

CVS Health has confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that it is working to establish a tobacco-free pharmacy network and is looking for tobacco-free pharmacies to participate in the new offering.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced Jack Dunn as the 2014 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

October 17, 2014

A new study published Thursday by the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research identifies factors, based on an analysis of European models, that may affect the American launch of biosimilars and their marketplace potential in the United States.

October 17, 2014

Purdue Pharma has launched an awareness campaign to address specific knowledge gaps among pharmacists related to its Schedule III extended-release transdermal opioid, Butrans.

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Esbriet (pirfenidone), as well as Ofev (nintedanib), to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a condition in which the lungs scar over time.

October 15, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, recently introduced new executives to its staff.

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

October 15, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline launched Tums Chewy Delights, bringing to the iconic antacid brand a gummy delivery format. 

October 15, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in defense of the patent protecting its $4 billion multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, according to a Reuters report. 

October 15, 2014

As the Food and Drug Administration begins to explore ways to improve its user-fee program for generic drugs, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its members have weighed in with suggestions on how to shore up the law to ensure that it helps bring generics to market faster and provides benefits across the entire healthcare system.

October 15, 2014

The big story in the digestives space is the switch and launch in May of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. In a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf, the brand has generated $53.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10, according to IRI. 

October 15, 2014

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, if the name applies to a biosimilar medicine.

October 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., earlier this month launched an investigation into soaring generic drug prices.

October 14, 2014

Twenty African-American and Hispanic community and health care organizations earlier this month submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration raising concerns that its Proposed Rule on Generic Labeling could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines. 

October 14, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday launched AccessBetterCoverage.org.

 

October 13, 2014

To shed light on the topic of prescription-related fines and to discuss the role that her company Healthcare Data Solutions can play in retail pharmacy, DSNTV recently talked with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy at Healthcare Data Solutions, for the latest installment of DSN’s Executive Viewpoint video series.

October 10, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It¹s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business. Download this exclusive report.

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday.