May 31, 2017

The study found that vaccinated adults were 52%-79% less likely to die than unvaccinated flu-hospitalized patients.

May 31, 2017

The New York City-based school held commencement exercises for this year’s 97 graduates at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium.

May 30, 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Health Care vertical market lead, pharmacy, shares her take on the role prescription drug monitoring programs in helping pharmacists assess patients more holistically. 

May 30, 2017

CVS Health highlighted its efforts to help curb the opioid abuse epidemic, from offering prescription free naloxone to providing unused drug disposal kiosks and having its pharmacists teach students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse. 

May 30, 2017

Appearing before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Food and Drug administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb outlined plans to address pressing generics industry issues. 

May 30, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill passed by Maryland’s state legislature became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature late last week. The bill is designed to allow the state’s attorney general to take action against drug makers that raise prices of a drug beyond a certain threshold, and generally seeks to increase transparency in how generics are priced, including itemizing the components of the cost of producing a generic.

May 30, 2017

"The combined expertise [of the new executives] will continue to enable PQA to work collaboratively on meaningful measures that improve patient care," executive director says.

May 30, 2017
India-based Cipla announced May 25 that it would be cutting its investment in its biosimilars development arm to focus on respiratory products, Reuters reported. The company has halted plans to invest $1.3 billion in building a biotechnology plant in South Africa and is on the lookout to partner with other companies on its already existing biosimilars efforts, the report said. "We are not moving away from biosimilars. However, we are not in the aim to make them at $1 a day,” Cipla CEO Umang Vohra said. (Reuters)
 
May 26, 2017

 Diplomat Pharmacy will be dispensing a recently approved treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

May 25, 2017

The committee’s recommendation was based on its review of the totality of evidence, including demonstration of comparable efficacy and safety of Pfizer’s biosimilar epoetin alfa to its reference products, Epogen and Procrit (epoetin alfa).

May 25, 2017

Grocery and household, apparel and home categories were also cited as the primary reasons why Kmart’s comparable-store sales decreased 11.2% during 2017 Q1, stated parent company Sears Holdings.

May 25, 2017

Asembia’s Asembia1 specialty pharmacy workflow platform will be integrated with QS/1’s software platform as a result of the partnership.

May 24, 2017

“We want to be more impactful to the people we serve and continue to build up our portfolio of products,” Larry Merlo said during the UBS Healthcare Conference in New York City.

May 24, 2017

Government agency accepted Biologics License Application to extend Opdivo’s use to patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after prior sorafenib therapy.

May 24, 2017

Under the law, which was signed by President Barack Obama in December 2016, the payment structure for infusion drugs under Medicare Part B changed from an average wholesale price to an average sales price.

May 23, 2017

The retailer welcomed Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and State Rep. Heather Carter on Tuesday.

May 23, 2017
CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo was the guest on Boston’s WBUR radio station’s “Here & Now” Tuesday, speaking with host Jeremy Hobson about such topics as tax reform, Amazon’s potential entry into pharmacy and the ongoing question of what changes will come to health care as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act. “I think there are elements that make sense from the Republican plan, but clearly there are other elements the Republican plan does not deal with,” Merlo said. “I think there are many open questions that have yet to be answered” (WBUR)
May 23, 2017

Roughly three-quarters of visitors to the online platform are taking active follow-up steps, the retailer announced Tuesday, noting that its digital mental health resources also are reaching a broader demographic of consumers.

May 23, 2017

According to the agency, this is the first time it has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated.

May 23, 2017

“Pharmacists need to understand what’s happening around them regarding the availability of precision medicines and their profiles,” Murray Aitken, executive director of the Quintiles IMS Institute and co-author of the report, said during the International Pharmaceutical Federation 6th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress.

May 23, 2017

Nearly 80% of respondents reported DIR fees as a very large magnitude challenge, with 83.3% reporting this as a very immediate challenge. Seventy-eight percent of respondents reported MACs not being updated quickly enough to reflect changes in wholesale drug costs as a very large magnitude challenge, with nearly 80% indicating it as a very immediate challenge. 

May 23, 2017

Walgreens is focusing more on health, wellness and beauty and it attempts to draw pharmacy customers to the front end.

May 22, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Aurobindo’s generic of Daiichi Sankyo’s Azor and its generic of Pfizer’s Glucotrol XL.  

May 22, 2017

All three earned a perfect score on the ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies, measured by reported in sales in the latest fiscal year and whose primary stock is listed in the United States or Canada.