May 3, 2016

Due partly to its small patient population, Taro said Keveyis has seen less than $1 million in sales since its launch, making the investment in marketing the drug unsustainable.

May 2, 2016

According to Veterans Affairs estimates, the price range for IUD costs to the military is $350 to $650 per device. Allergan will offer its IUD to the military treatment facilities and VA hospitals for $55.83.

May 2, 2016

Nuplazid (pimavanserin), from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, is the first medication to be approved to treat Parkinson’s-related psychosis, which affects some 40% of the 4-6 million patients with Parkinson’s disease.

May 2, 2016

The new oral formulation is interchangeable with the company’s Fycompa tablets, and Eisai expects to make it available in June.

May 2, 2016
The drug is indicated to treat acne vulgaris, and the company has already begun shipping to customers following FDA approval. 
 
April 29, 2016

The states with the highest rates of influenza, according to the Index, were Arizona, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

April 29, 2016

The deal will see the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy acquiring the seven-year-old oncology-focused company for $75 million, a mixture of cash and about 328,000 shares of Diplomat stock.

April 29, 2016
The drug is indicated to treat high triglycerides, dysbetalipoproteinemia and high LDL cholesterol. It was approved in 5-, 10, 20-, and 40-mg dosage strengths, according to the FDA. 
April 29, 2016

The drug had previously been approved for the same indication in patients older than 12. 

April 29, 2016

Under the expansion, a family of four whose household income is about $100,000 is now eligible for discounted or no-cost drugs under the prescription drug program.

April 28, 2016

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie on Thursday announced its planned acquisition of Stemcentrx and its late-stage potential treatment for small cell lung cancer, Rova-T. 

April 28, 2016

The donations were inspired by a 13-hour, nearly 600-mile overnight truck delivery to provide lifesaving treatment to a newborn at a Toronto hospital on Christmas Day, 2015.

April 28, 2016

Medicare plan comparison platform iMedicare on Thursday announced that in 2-15 it helped more than 250,000 patients save an average of $1,150 each on their expected Medicare Part D costs. 

April 28, 2016

Lupin on Thursday announced that it would be re-introducing its Methergine (methylergonovine maleate) tablets.

April 28, 2016

By implementing Ateb's Time My Meds, Pharmacy First members will witness significant, measurable impact on increasing prescription fills and improving quality measures.

April 28, 2016

RxCrossroads, a subsidiary of CVS Health, unveiled plans for significant expansion of its distribution center in Louisville, Ky., the Courier-Journal, a USA Today publication, reported Thursday. Acquired in 2005 by Omnicare and later in 2015 by CVS Health, RxCrossroads offers a portfolio of specialty distribution, pharmacy and patient support services. Anticipating a surge in customer demand, the company has laid out plans for an $11 million building, with $8.7 million in equipment and $600,000 in additional startup costs, the Courier-Journal reported. (Courier-Journal

April 28, 2016

CNBC is reporting that at Express Scripts’ annual client conference, the company announced that it would be looking to partner with retail pharmacies that best maintain patient health in an effort to reduce costs associated with diabetes. 

"Right now, people don't differentiate and don't prefer retailers based on their quality, it's usually just a cost equation," Express Scripts chief medical officer Dr. Steve Miller told CNBC. "We think this is going to be huge in the marketplace, because you're going to be able to get millions of patients higher quality care and lower cost on diabetes." (CNBC)
April 27, 2016

Before she joined Diplomat, Hagerman was an associate professor at the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy with a practice site at Hurley Medical Center.

April 27, 2016

 On Tuesday, the FDA approved Aurobindo’s generic Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) tablets, and on Wednesday gave its OK to the company’s generic Opana (oxymorphone HCl) and Pepcid AC (famotidine). 

April 27, 2016

Ever since the Federal Register published the final Covered Outpatient Drugs Final Rule (which directs pharmacy Medicaid reimbursement according to the average manufacturer price, or “AMP,” model) on Jan. 21, NACDS has been evaluating the rule and determining appropriate actions.

April 27, 2016

With retailers and healthcare providers across the country trying to find ways to get their pharmacists more involved in patient care, pharmacy automation solutions provider Innovation brought together executives from a diverse range of companies earlier this month for a detailed look at how its partnership with Binghamton University’s Watson Institute for Systems Excellence is helping retail pharmacy in this effort.

April 27, 2016

Lorrie Carr will oversee ZappRx’s commercialization efforts as it launches and looks to expand its specialty prescribing and management platform. 

April 26, 2016

The soon-to-open Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will take the profession to a new level, founding dean Dr. Gloria Meredith told attendees at the joint Innovation/BU symposium.

April 26, 2016

Feedback from pharmacies that have incorporated high-volume automation into their operation and an ongoing collaboration with Binghamton University's Watson Institute for Systems Excellence has given Innovation an unparalleled ability to ensure that the systems they install run smoothly and efficiently.