July 20, 2012

Prescription drug abuse and diversion merit a coordinated response across federal agencies, and pending legislation can advance this unified approach, stated National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson in a letter to senators.

July 20, 2012

The July/August 2012 Pain Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Aleve, Advil, Bayer Advanced, Perform, Absorbine, Salonpas, Hyland's Leg Cramps ointment, Arnicare and BenGay Cold Therapy.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 18, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has submitted a statement to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, detailing chain pharmacy’s engagement in the prevention of prescription drug abuse, and its commitment to maintaining patients’ ready access to medications vital for pain management and for treatment regimens.

July 18, 2012

Teva Pharmaceuticals has introduced a generic drug for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said.

July 18, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Wednesday launched a prescription-savings card that offers deep discounts on more than 400 generic medications and varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medications, the grocer announced.

July 17, 2012

Thrifty White Pharmacy is carrying a new prescription drug packaging system that it said would improve adherence.

July 16, 2012

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — With pharmacies looking to expand their business in pet prescriptions, pet supplements may no longer be such a dog of a category. At the very least, a significant position in pet supplements, along with shelf talkers, can raise awareness that pharmacies aren’t just for the two-legged anymore.


True-Dose features patented supplement solutions that are easier to administer to the family pet with a flavored, liquid formulation that can be added to either dry or wet food through a measured delivery device to provide precise dosing.

July 16, 2012

Cardinal Health this week introduced "Independent Pharmacy Best Practices 2012, Ideas as Original As You Are," a special publication that showcases 16 unique programs that improve patient care and drive business results, at the wholesaler's annual Retail Business Conference in Orlando, Fla.

July 16, 2012

Employees with such chronic diseases as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure spend fewer days out of the office when they are adherent to their medications, according to new research conducted by CVS Caremark and Truven Health Analytics (previously the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters).

July 16, 2012

Prescription drug counterfeiting got significant attention in March 2011 when CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reported on the problem, including a tour of a drug counterfeiting operation.


July 16, 2012

Changes in healthcare consumption, advances in technology and support from pharmacists are among seven new trends that could affect programs designed to improve medication adherence, according to a new study by McKesson.

July 16, 2012

Prestige Brands earlier this year completed its acquisition of 17 GlaxoSmithKline brands. Drug Store News sat with Prestige SVP sales and marketing Tim Connors to discuss what’s next.


July 16, 2012

Is the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act “the most important pharmaceutical legislation since the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act?”

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.

July 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

July 13, 2012

Nearly 200 drugs for mental illnesses are under clinical development or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, the largest lobbying group for the drug industry said Thursday.

July 12, 2012

While most of the attention to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization focused on what it would mean for the generic drug industry, one other aspect of the law recently drew applause from a group that advocates on behalf of the blind.

July 11, 2012

Sens. Bob Casey, D.-Pa., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high by restricting the sale of products containing dextromethorphan to adults older than 18 years of age.

July 10, 2012

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday what some called a "historic" reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.

July 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a new drug application for a low-dose, once-weekly contraceptive patch from Agile Therapeutics, the drug maker said.

July 6, 2012

The trend toward “narrow” pharmacy networks is expected to continue, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

July 5, 2012

Actavis has received a preliminary approval for a generic drug for treating high blood pressure, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 5, 2012

As states grapple with tight budgets, rising Medicaid costs and the anticipated expansion of Medicaid following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers should consider how community pharmacists can help reduce expenses. In addition, new evidence offers a fresh reminder of the perils of managed care in Medicaid and the need for proper oversight of managed care entities.