November 8, 2011

In response to a new second set of limits on generic drug pharmacy reimbursement that recently were proposed by federal Medicaid officials, the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday reiterated its concerns with what the group characterized as the "flawed methodology" being used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine the payment caps.

November 7, 2011

A large number of patients with a serious form of arthritis experienced improvement in their condition after taking a drug made by Abbott Labs for three months, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

November 7, 2011

A new report from the Food and Drug Administration indicated that Roche division Genentech may not have followed proper procedures to prevent the contamination of certain drugs, according to published reports.

November 4, 2011

If the ultimate goal of the Affordable Care Act is to save money and expand patient care, then making patients visit their physicians and get prescriptions just to get reimbursed for over-the-counter medications — which wastes money, as well as the time of physicians, a precious commodity when the country is set to have a shortage of them — makes no sense.

November 4, 2011

A bill proposed in Congress would give states incentives for using generic drugs through the Medicaid program.

November 4, 2011

In the classic “Arabian Nights” tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the evil sorcerer who made Aladdin retrieve the lamp containing the genie attempts to get it back by tricking Aladdin’s wife into giving it to him by roaming through the streets offering to trade “new lamps for old.”


November 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association last week teamed up with the American Medical Association in a joint op-ed published in Roll Call that called for the repeal of the over-the-counter prescription requirement for flexible spending accounts.

November 4, 2011

In September, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced the appointment of Ralph Neas — former president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care — as its new president and CEO, replacing Kathleen Jaeger, who stepped down as president and CEO of the organization in May 2010.

November 4, 2011

In February, Drug Store News discussed three issues concerning generic drugs that would figure prominently throughout the year: drug safety, user fees and patent settlements.


November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved 35 new drugs over the past 12 months, the agency said Thursday.

November 3, 2011

DeKalb Medical has teamed up with Walgreens pharmacists to help patients understand and comply with medication therapies following treatment at the hospital — a collaborative relationship, which already has in just its first three months of existence, improved patient care and satisfaction, DeKalb reported Thursday.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Endo Pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the labeling of a cancer drug made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

November 2, 2011

It's official. Pfizer will be exploring a potential switch of its blockbuster lipid-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium).

November 2, 2011

There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday.

November 2, 2011

Wellpartner, a provider of pharmacy distribution services, on Monday announced that the company will fulfill over-the-counter prescription orders placed by FSAStore.com customers.

November 1, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs reported sales of $119.8 million and profits of $20 million in third quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Tuesday.

October 31, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals and a partnering company are barred from launching a generic version of a blood-thinning drug under a federal court decision issued Friday.

October 31, 2011

Health Market Science and PDX are offering PDX system clients access to the HMS Provider MasterFile, the companies said.

October 31, 2011

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday to address the growing problem of drug shortages.

October 31, 2011

Texas-based supermarket operator United Supermarkets has teamed up with FlavoRx to roll out the Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology at all of the chain's pharmacies.

October 28, 2011

The results of the CVS Caremark-sponsored review of e-prescriptions, which revealed an issue of primary nonadherence to prescription medications, is yet one more step toward a weapon in the fight against medication nonadherence.

October 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental new drug application related to a drug made by Abbott, the company said.

October 28, 2011

Saturday is the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the country's largest lobbying group representing the generic drug industry is expressing its support.