January 13, 2015

HealthPrize Technologies on Tuesday reported that its medication adherence solution helped increase mean prescription fill rates by 54% and materially decreased the mean interval between refills for one group of diabetic patients by 39%.

January 13, 2015

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson released a statement highlighting the important role that pharmacists play and praised the increased recognition by lawmakers and the nation’s governors.

 

January 13, 2015

Prasco Labs., Takeda Pharmacuetical Company Limited and Takeda's wholly owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. on Tuesday announced that Prasco and TPUSA entered into a distribution and supply agreement for the rights to distribute colchicine tablets, USP, the authorized generic of Colcrys tablets. 

 

January 13, 2015

The flu is beginning to proliferate across the West, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report released Tuesday. 

January 13, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of Well Beyond HIV, a national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis.

January 12, 2015

AmerisourceBergen on Monday acquired MWI Veterinary Supply, the leading animal health distribution company in the United States, for $2.5 billion.

January 12, 2015

Halfway through the 2014-15 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antiviral medications are being underutilized. 

January 12, 2015

In a first-of-its-kind randomized clinical trial, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and collaborators have shown the benefits of a personalized approach to smoking treatment, based on how quickly smokers break down nicotine in their bodies.

January 12, 2015

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has launched clobetasol propionate spray, 0.05%, the generic equivalent to Clobex spray, 0.05%. 

January 12, 2015

Perrigo Co. on Monday announced the launch of testosterone gel 1%, the therapeutic equivalent to Androgel 1% from AbbVie. 

January 12, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Monday announced the retirement of the performance measure, "Diabetes: Appropriate Treatment of Hypertension."

January 12, 2015

Shire and NPS Pharmaceuticals have entered into a merger agreement for a total consideration of $5.2 billion.

 

January 12, 2015

Tops Friendly Markets, a grocer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, is closing pharmacy departments in 27 of its 162 locations this month and transferring pharmacy prescriptions and inventory to five CVS/Pharmacy and 22 Rite Aid locations near each affected store.

January 9, 2015

As the healthcare system increasingly moves toward value-based payments and accountable care, efficient prevention and a reduction in downstream healthcare costs will be shared by a broader team of providers, and retail pharmacies ought to be part of this conversation. That was a key message of an article authored by several CVS Health executives.

January 9, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of zolmitriptan tablets in 2.5- and 5-mg dosage strengths.

January 9, 2015

Influenza activity is becoming more prevalent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, tracking influenza-like activity for the week ended Jan. 3. 

January 9, 2015

Drug Store News recently sat down with Dr. Alan Jacobs, founder and CEO of PerceptiMed. PerceptiMed provides pharmacy automation products that help deliver on the promise: “Right Drug. Right Dosage. Right Patient. Every Time.” Dr. Jacobs shared with Drug Store News how PerceptiMed’s advanced verification and dispensing system is helping pharmacies today.

 

January 9, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Limited on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor that reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 

 

January 9, 2015

Innovation, the makers of PharmAssist automation solutions for pharmacies, on Friday announced that the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy located in Sherman, Texas, has successfully incorporated a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system. 

 

January 9, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of linezolid injection, the generic equvialent to Zyvox injection from C.P. Pharmaceuticals.

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and rang the Opening Bell.

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance marked its first week as a new public company with the official launch of its new corporate identity — including its new logo and its purpose, vision and values — as set out on its website, walgreensbootsalliance.com.

January 8, 2015

Data from a recent patient satisfaction study conducted by J.D. Power has found that Bayer blood glucose meters ranked highest in overall satisfaction among patients with diabetes.

January 8, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of valsartan tablets USP in 40-, 80-, 106- and 320-mg dosage strengths.