December 11, 2015
The drug blocks ALK protein activity in an effort to prevent the spread of cancer cells. About 5% of patients with NSCLC develop ALK gene mutations, which make it possible for the cancer to spread to a patient’s brain. 
December 11, 2015

The New York Pharma Forum’s 26th annual General Assembly featured a panel discussion and presentations from several experts in the global pharma industry.

December 10, 2015

Raymond Kerins, Jr., who joined Bayer in 2013 after serving in senior executive positions at Pfizer and Merck, is a veteran communications and government relations professional. 

December 10, 2015

As the Senate investigates the impact of the rising costs of generics, organizations like the National Community Pharmacists Association are weighing in on the debate. The Generic Pharmaceutical Association commented Wednesday on the hearings and what proposed changes mean for the industry.

December 10, 2015

The NCPA pointed out that its recent survey of pharmacists found that from their perspective, generic price spikes have gotten worst since they last conducted a survey in 2013 and are affecting both pharmacists and patients. 

December 10, 2015

For the week of Dec. 6, the top 10 markets with flu activity are predominantly in Texas. 

December 9, 2015

The annual sales for lidocaine ointment in the United States were $251 million for the year ending September 2015, according to IMS Health data.

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 9, 2015

Keeping the flu bug at bay may mean avoidance of other people or places, including kids. Half (51%) of adults say they limit their contact with children during the flu season. 

December 9, 2015

The committee will also look at how current regulations and public policy may contribute to this issue. 

December 9, 2015

Cause marketing drove $2 billion in funding in 2015. DSN looks at some efforts we like.

December 9, 2015

The lozenges are indicated to manage breakthrough pain in cancer patients 16 years old and older who are currently receiving and tolerating around-the-clock opioid medicine

December 8, 2015

The drug is indicated to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 

December 8, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy moved into a space formerly occupied by Highland Pharmacy, as part of a partnership to provide services near the Prestera Center for mental health. 

December 8, 2015

Steve Anderson, president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, as well as the president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, Anna Palmer, recently published an op-ed in Morning Consult about the value of Medication Therapy Management and the need to pass pending legislation that would improve access to MTM for Medicare beneficiaries. “Providing patients with better access to counseling when it comes to the safe and proper use of their medication should be a matter of commonsense,” they wrote. (Morning Consult)

December 8, 2015

The Point Pleasant Daily Register is reporting that Fruth Pharmacy has opened an Express Care clinic in Pomeroy, Ohio, the second in the area. The clinic is run in conjunction with Pleasant Valley Hospital Extended care, and is staffed by nurse practitioners specializing in family health care. (Daily Register)

December 8, 2015

The app works by allowing users to take a photo of either their prescription bottle or a paper prescription and letting them order refills for same-day delivery.

December 7, 2015

Getting 65% of Americans to manage their high levels of LDL cholesterol by 2017 is one of the major targets of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes.

December 7, 2015

A new, long-term pilot program from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, set to launch in 11 states in January 2017, will gauge the effectiveness of an Enhanced Medication Therapy Management model.

December 7, 2015

Pharmacies large and small are turning to sophisticated technologies that can streamline the prescription-filling process, maximize workflow and ultimately free up pharmacists to counsel their patients.

December 7, 2015

Since 2005 generics have saved patients $1.68 trillion, a report released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association showed.

December 7, 2015

Novira, which develops innovative treatments for chronic hepatitis B, will now be part of Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Therapeutic Area. 

December 7, 2015

McKesson will be discussing these trends with health systems pharmacy leaders at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting 2015 here.

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.