January 16, 2015

Kathleen "Cook" Uhl on Thursday was named director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Generic Drugs.

 

January 15, 2015

Innovation, makers of PharmAssist pharmacy automation solutions, announced that Ed's Rx Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Fairfield, Ill., successfully implemented a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system to help with increased efficiency and accuracy of the pharmacy's prescription-filling and inventory processes.

January 15, 2015

Marsh Supermarkets announced a Cardiac Care Program within their 39 pharmacy locations throughout Indiana. 

January 14, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration established the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, a new division tasked with improving quality control at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

 

January 14, 2015

More than 1-in-10 patients within the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry’s Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

January 14, 2015

The University of Florida's Pharm.D. program recently released an infographic around the risks associated with acetaminophen use. 

January 13, 2015

A new analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the CVS Health Research Institute, published online first in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that enhanced prescription drug insurance can improve patient health outcomes and reduce use of other (often costly) healthcare services.

January 13, 2015

Good Neighbor Pharmacy is taking its independent pharmacy operators to a whole new level through its Pharmacy Transformation Services program.

January 13, 2015

HealthPrize Technologies on Tuesday reported that its medication adherence solution helped increase mean prescription fill rates by 54% and materially decreased the mean interval between refills for one group of diabetic patients by 39%.

January 12, 2015

Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement for a total consideration of $5.2 billion.

 

January 12, 2015

Tops Friendly Markets, a grocer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, is closing pharmacy departments in 27 of its 162 locations this month and transferring pharmacy prescriptions and inventory to five CVS/Pharmacy and 22 Rite Aid locations near each affected store.

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance marked its first week as a new public company with the official launch of its new corporate identity — including its new logo and its purpose, vision and values — as set out on its website, walgreensbootsalliance.com.

January 8, 2015

Sandoz may be on track to receive the first biosimilar drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Zarxio.

January 8, 2015

Impax Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rytary, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 6, 2015

Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni and Sovaldi drugs will be exclusive to CVS Health’s Standard Commercial, Exchange (Marketplace), Medicare Part D and Medicaid formularies.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 5, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a Q&A with Owen Mumford's Travis Shaw, in this multi-page report.

January 5, 2015

CVS Health is now offering talking prescription labels as well as braille and large print labels through its mail service pharmacy to CVS/caremark members who are blind or visually impaired.

January 5, 2015

Rite Aid on Friday posted a December sales increase of 4.9% to $2.2 billion.

 

December 29, 2014

Diplomat Pharmacy has announced that Jennifer Hagerman will take office as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association.

December 29, 2014

In a staff memo, the Office of Generics Drug’s acting director, Kathleen Uhl, vowed to take action on 90% of the abbreviated new drug application backlog before October 2017, and has appointed Ted Sherwood as acting director of OGD’s Office of Regulatory Operations to help with the improvements, FDANews.com has reported.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis has hired Jonathon Kellerman as EVP, global chief compliance officer.