January 19, 2017

Citron Research's analysis notes that Lannett is highly leveraged and dependent on three drugs for a bulk of its sales and that even modest price cuts to its biggest sellers would cause it to violate its debt covenants. 

January 18, 2017

The drug, indicated for pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and patients for whom alternative therapy is inadequate, is formulated with Teva’s proprietary abuse-deterrent technology. 

January 18, 2017

iMedicare has provided savings to 315,398 patients at more than 5,000 pharmacies, saving an average of $1,150 in prescription costs. 

January 18, 2017

The $960 million all-cash transaction is aimed at growing Lilly’s migraine pain management portfolio and will add a potential near-term launch to its late-stage pipeline. 

January 18, 2017

The study found that retrospective rebates, discounts and fees have increased from $67 billion in 2013 to $106 billion in 2015. 

January 18, 2017

Bayer AG has joined a host of companies, including General Motors, Hyundai and Walmart,  that have pledged to either keep or create jobs in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal cited Trump transition team spokesman Sean Spicer, who said Bayer’s decision was the result of “the president-elect’s focus on creating a better business climate here in the United States.” Bayer is currently seeking regulatory approval for its planned $57 billion purchase of seed maker Monsanto, and committed research investments and "several thousand" new high-tech positions in the U.S. once that deal is successfully completed. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

January 17, 2017

Carsten Brun will oversee the company’s pharmaceutical arm in the United States, Canada, Central and Latin America, reporting to pharmaceutical division president and board of management member Dieter Weinand. 

 
January 17, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, NCPA asked its members to rank legislative priorities. For the 115th Congress, the top three concerns are DIR fees, generic pricing transparency and any willing provider provision.

January 17, 2017

The publication of the draft guidance means that stakeholders can now comment for 60 days after Jan. 18 in order for comments to be considered before the final version of the guidance is written

January 17, 2017
According to QuintilesIMS data, brand and generic sales for 100-mg strength amiodarone tablets were $23 million for the 12 months ended November 2016. 
 
January 17, 2017

“This transition to the cloud continues our commitment to invest in technology solutions that help streamline care management,” stated Nilo Mehrabian, VP product management at McKesson Health Solutions.

January 17, 2017

Before joining Southeastern Gayle Shields was VP pharmacy at Ahold USA, overseeing operations for 580 pharmacies in 11 states, serving in the position for five years. She has also held various positions for such companies as Allied Health, Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corp., Save Mart, Albertsons and Discover Health, among others.

January 17, 2017

Naloxone is now more accessible and easier to obtain in more than 240 Walgreens pharmacies throughout Arizona.

January 13, 2017

According to the NCPA 2016 Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, approximately 1,800 rural independent pharmacies serve as the only pharmacy provider in their community, with the next closest pharmacy miles away.

January 13, 2017

Michael Seay was most recently SVP operations, where he built FlavoRx’s supply chain and grew its partnership with FillMaster Systems. 

January 13, 2017

The provider status bill would allow underserved Medicare patients to receive certain services from pharmacists, in states in which pharmacists already are permitted to administer the functions.

January 13, 2017

Drawing on FAIR Health's database of over 21 billion privately billed healthcare claims, the report found claim lines with a diagnosis of obesity also increased across the pediatric population from 2011 to 2015 by as much as 154%.

January 12, 2017

Two-pack of generic carries a $109.99 price tag.

January 12, 2017
iMedicare’s platform integrates into a pharmacist’s existing workflow and delivers easy-to-understand information about local and national Medicare plans, the companies said.
 
January 12, 2017

“The integration of the two networks ... will create substantial synergies [on the] organizational side of the business [and] procurement side of the business," Stefano Pessina, CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told analysts.

January 12, 2017

 The program will give patients access to pricing information and discounts on specific classes of compounded medication, and is aimed at bringing patients a consistent experience through a certified network of accredited and credentialed pharmacies. 

January 12, 2017

The weekly Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology and does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity, Walgreens noted.

January 11, 2017

Following a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that the flu is widespread in Idaho, Washington, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania, Albertsons announced this week that its pharmacies have stocked the standard and high-dose flu vaccines.

January 11, 2017

Mayne Pharma acquired the products from GSK in August 2016, and they complement the company’s Doryx, the first branded product in its specialty brands division that it launched in 2015.