August 15, 2014

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 vaccine for pneumonia has been recommended for use by patients 65 years old and up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization practices advisory committee. 

August 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval of a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab), to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage cervical cancer.

August 15, 2014

Mallinckrodt announced that it has completed the acquisiton of Questcor Pharmaceuticals in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion.

August 15, 2014

Three-in-five U.S. adults are not aware of the importance of the high-dose flu vaccine in flu prevention for adults ages 65 years and older.

August 14, 2014

Amneal Pharmaceuticals announced four new additions to its portfolio of generic drugs, which represent multiple therapeutic categories and account for $900 million annually in U.S. sales, the company said, citing data from IMS Health.

August 14, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has announced approval for Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets, which are used to treat insomnia.

August 14, 2014

Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits present potential opportunities for pharmacists based in physician offices, concluded two experience articles published in the July/August 2014 edition of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

August 14, 2014

Kroger was named a 2014 Pinnacle Award honoree by the American Pharmacists Association in recognition of the company's contributions to patient care and outcomes, the grocer announced Thursday.

August 14, 2014

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday announced that Bob Fulcher has joined the organization as COO. 

August 14, 2014

Pragma Pharmaceuticals announced the relaunch of Moxatag (amoxicillin extended-release tablets), 775 mg.

August 14, 2014

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24% more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and older against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

August 14, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Wednesday announced the release of its Educating Pharmacists In Quality program. 

August 14, 2014

Beginning in August, Wegmans Food Markets is now offering an enhanced Specialty Pharmacy Service for medications used to treat conditions in the fields of rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology.

August 13, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a cause marketing campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign, a new initiative to raise awareness about the critical role of out-of-school time and empower the next generation of youth on their path to a great future.

August 13, 2014

The European Union is leading an international pilot project through which, upon request from a generic pharmaceutical company, it will share the assessment reports generated as part of the decentralized procedure in real time with collaborating regulatory agencies outside the EU.

August 13, 2014

The majority of Americans report they have had a good year when it comes to their personal health, and are paying more attention to their health compared to just a few years ago, according to From Hope to Cures: PhRMA’s Second Annual National Health Survey. 

August 13, 2014

The Arthritis Society has partnered with McKesson Canada's four retail banners Guardian, I.D.A., PROXIM and the Medicine Shoppe Canada pharmacies to launch an exclusive pain management program to support Canadians living with arthritis directly in their communities.

 

August 12, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that it has completed the acquisition of South America's Farmacias Ahumada S.A. ("FASA").

 

August 12, 2014

Kirby Lester, a pharmacy automation provider, announced that 97% of the company's KL60 and KL100 pharmacy robot users reported that the device improved their pharmacy's operations.

August 12, 2014

Rite Aid is getting a head start on the 2014-15 cold and flu season with the announcement Tuesday that seasonal flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. 

 

August 12, 2014

Sanofi on Tuesday announced that it has launched an authorized generic version of Eloxatin (oxaliplatin injection) through Winthrop U.S., the company’s generics division. 

August 11, 2014

CVS/pharmacy celebrated on Monday its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, marking the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

August 11, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Invokamet, a fixed-dose therapy that combines canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride in a single tablet.

August 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week released a draft guidance to assist sponsors and other interested parties in providing information that will help the agency determine the exclusivity period for biologics approved under Section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act, Bloomberg BNA reported.