July 15, 2014

Novartis has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its “smart lens” technology for all ocular medical uses. 

July 15, 2014

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance Cooperative on Tuesday announced that H. Edward Heckman, CEO, is slated to retire from the company this fall and to be succeeded by COO Jay Blackburn.

July 15, 2014

John Biles, who led the University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy for 27 years, died June 27.

 

July 15, 2014

Giant Eagle last week added prescription blood-pressure medications lisinopril and lisinopril HCTZ to the list of several antibiotics that the chain provides for free to its patients, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch

July 15, 2014

Current programs to dispose of unused medicines in the home are sufficient, argued representatives of industry in appealing a provision put into place by a San Francisco-area county that would place the burden of recapturing these medicines on the manufacturer.

July 15, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday put forward pharmacy-specific solutions as the Senate Finance Committee conducted a hearing on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs.”


July 14, 2014

 Diplomat on Saturday hosted a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event at the specialty pharmacy's retail store.

July 14, 2014

Shire announced that the company requested and has received a revised proposal from AbbVie that would value a proposed merger deal at $53 billion.

July 14, 2014

CVS Caremark has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

July 14, 2014

In an effort to battle medication non-adherence, regional player Kinney Drugs has unveiled its new EZSync program to synchronize pickup dates and prescription refills.

July 14, 2014

Mylan will acquire Abbott's non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business.

July 14, 2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs — medicines that treat relatively rare conditions — have increased in the United States and Europe in recent years, patients are facing growing challenges accessing those drugs, a newly completed study released last week by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University has concluded.

July 14, 2014

Sandoz on Monday announced the introduction of tobramycin inhalation solution, USP into the U.S. market. The drug is an authorized generic version of Tobi from Novartis.

July 14, 2014

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

July 14, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's new drug application for albuterol multi-dose dry-powder inhaler, a breath-actuated dry-powder inhaler for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 12 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease.

July 14, 2014

Upsher-Smith Labs on Monday announced the launch of topiramate extended-release capsules, an authorized generic version of Qudexy XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules.

July 14, 2014

Walgreens on Monday expanded vaccine availability at all of its more than 800 locations across Florida as new state legislation takes effect to help bring greater patient access to vaccines.

July 11, 2014

AmerisourceBergen Technology Group on Thursday launched FastPak Elite, a tool that "reinvents the pouch packager to meet the demands of high-volume pharmacy operations, by putting medications in convenient multidose packaging," the company stated. 

July 11, 2014

Anacor Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's new drug application for Kerydin (tavaborole) topical solution, 5% — an antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails.

July 11, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Friday announced several changes to the PQA staff team, effective July 7. 

July 11, 2014

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance has developed and launched a new quality measurement initiative, aimed at narrowing gaps in measurement and reporting for adult immunizations.

July 10, 2014

Ateb on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement to license Walgreens' entire portfolio of prescription alignment patents in an effort to continue to improve overall health care, demonstrate the value of medication synchronization and increase patient adherence rates.

July 10, 2014

With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.

July 10, 2014

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.