May 27, 2016
The Washington Post is reporting that researches have identified a strain of E. coli in a Pennsylvania woman that is resistant to the last-resort antibiotic colistin. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden told the Post, “It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive care units, or patients getting urinary-tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics.” (Washington Post)
 
May 26, 2016

The service has been rolled out to all MinuteClinics inside CVS Pharmacy Locations and Long Drugs in Hawaii, and the company plans to roll it out to Target-based clinics later this year.

May 26, 2016

The NCPA 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit facilitated more than 600 visits to Capitol Hill by community pharmacists to call on more than 250 representatives and senators to support patient- and pharmacist-friendly legislation.

May 26, 2016

Forbes is reporting on Circadian Design, a startup that just launched a service called Round Refill, which delivers prescriptions and vitamins in a smart bottle that connects to an app that reminds patients when to take their pills. According to the report, Round Refill is currently open for preorder and it plans to launch next year. (Forbes)

May 25, 2016

CVS Health’s efforts to dispense opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription has already come to 23 states and the company has announced plans to expand to seven more over the course of the summer.

May 25, 2016

 The drug had sales of about $60.3 million in the U.s. for the 12 months ended March 2016, according to IMS Health. 

May 25, 2016

In addition to naming a COO and EVP strategy, Gilead announced that its EVP commercial operations will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. 

 
May 25, 2016

With a little more than a month before McKesson ideaShare 2016, McKesson is highlighting the ways that the event, held at McCormick Place in Chicago from June 26-29 can help pharmacists deliver better outcomes for their patients while expanding their businesses and driving profits.

May 25, 2016
The expansion will allow affiliate pharmacies to provide full-service specialty pharmacy support to complex patients, including 24/7 pharmacist access. 
May 24, 2016

he fellowship encourages students interested in research related to their concentration to spend the pursuing their studies while gaining workplace experience, and internship participants work in various Diplomat departments to gain experience and make an impact.

May 24, 2016

The drug is indicated for acute treatment of migraines and will be available in 2.5- and 5-mg dosage strengths. 

May 24, 2016

The quadrivalent vaccine covers two strains each of influenza A and influenza B and is derived from a cell culture — the same cell culture technology the company used in its first product Flucelvax.

May 24, 2016

Forbes recently reported on CVS Health’s efforts to curb opioid abuse, highlighting its push to provide naloxone — the drug that reverses an opioid overdose — without a prescription through its pharmacies in 20 states by the end of the year, with plans to do so in all 50 states. The magazine spoke to CVS Health VP professional services Tom Davis about the efforts, and Davis notes that “when dispensing naloxone, our pharmacists counsel patients and caregivers on a number of important points including: identifying an overdose, the importance of calling 911, giving rescue breaths, administering naloxone and remaining with the patient until help arrives.” (Forbes)

May 24, 2016

The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes who aren’t being treated with either canagliflozin or metformin. 

May 24, 2016

As a result of the initiative, the 60,000 veterans enrolled in Dept. of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System can be referred to MinuteClinic for acute health services.

May 24, 2016

The New York Times reports that the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States is falling for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996. (New York Times)

May 24, 2016
The company said that as it adds hundreds of clients monthly and launches new software products, it was necessary to grow its facility to match its growth in client-facing departments. 
May 23, 2016

The site includes a selection of such DME products as daily living aids, casting supplies, diabetes care, edema products, wheelchair accessories and more.

May 23, 2016
Mylan will have 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the product, which had U.S. sales of about $181.8 million in the 12 months ended March 31, according to IMS Health.
May 20, 2016

The company has said it plans to open 20-30 new stores in 2016 and plans to add 600 stores through its pharmacy conversion opportunity. 

May 20, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and will be available in 48- and 145-mg dosage strength.

May 20, 2016

The FDA is also making minor changes to the Supplement Facts label found on dietary supplements to make it consistent with the Nutrition Facts label.

May 20, 2016

Mirvaso was approved in 2013 as a first-in-class treatment for rosacea-related redness, and according to Galderma it can start working for some patients 30 minutes after application and last up to 12 hours

May 20, 2016

The new guidance will enable CMS to gain additional clarity into the sheer magnitude of the amounts of money that are being assessed on pharmacies, NCPA and other stakeholders noted.