November 4, 2015

The space will provide patients with clinical support and a full-service pharmacy in an effort to promote physician-patient communication and streamline treatment. 

November 4, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced that it had promoted NACDS pharmacy care and patient advocacy staffer as its new research programs director.

November 4, 2015

The New York Times reported Tuesday that embattled drug maker Turing Pharmaceuticals, which made headlines when it acquired Daraprim and raised the price by more than 5,000% overnight, had announced a planned drop in price by the end of 2015. The Times pointed out that the 10% decrease. “Since acquiring Daraprim three months ago, our top priority has been to ensure that patients who need Daraprim have ready, affordable access to it,” Turing said in a letter. (New York Times)

November 4, 2015

Drug Store News spoke to Zipdrug’s founder and CEO Stu Libby about the start-up's first few months in business and how it’s looking to change the way patients get their medication. 

November 3, 2015

With the CCMRegistry.com Apple TV App, patients and family can securely log in and follow the recommended care plan instructions and events as visualized on a simple timeline. 

November 3, 2015

With the completion of this step all Mylan needs is word from Perrigo’s shareholders on whether or not they will accept the company’s $27 billion acquisition offer, which was tendered on Sept. 14. 

November 3, 2015

A new study by IMS Health for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association is highlighting the savings that generic drugs bring to patients. 

November 3, 2015
The Regulartory Affairs Professionals Society is reporting that as part of the recently passed budget deal that the president signed Monday, generics companies whose prices rise beyond the Average Manufacturer Price that’s adjusted for inflation will have to pay higher rebates. “The amount of the rebate specified in this paragraph for a rebate period, with respect to each dosage form and strength of a covered outpatient drug other than a single source drug or an innovator multiple source drug of a manufacturer, shall be increased in the manner that the rebate for a dosage form and strength of a single source drug or an innovator multiple source drug is increased,” the act says. (RAPS)
 
November 3, 2015

Design Rx Paks are refilled automatically every month with 28 days of prepackaged medications, Ritzman Pharmacy reported. 

November 3, 2015

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has completed its acquisition of InSite Vision. 

November 3, 2015
Using VoicePort’s PharmaPhonetics system, the partnership is aimed at finding immunization gaps in patient records for pharmacists.
November 3, 2015

Thinfilm’s NFC OpenSense tags are thin labels that can tell whether the injector has been used or not, and can send information about the injector’s state to a smartphone

November 2, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has entered into an agreement to purchase Dyax, a biotechnology company that makes treatements for hereditary angioedema (HAE), for as much as $6.5 billion. “This highly complementary transaction aligns with and accelerates our strategy to build a global leading biotechnology company focused on rare diseases and specialty conditions,” Shire’s CEO Dr. Flemming Ornskov said. “It adds to our portfolio of best-in-class therapies addressing unmet needs in our core therapeutic areas, expanding and extending our leadership position in HAE.” (New York Times)

October 30, 2015

A new maintenance treatment for COPD from Novartis has been approved by the FDA. 

October 30, 2015

Patients prescribed Auvi-Q should contact their doctor for a prescription for a new epinephrine auto-injector, Sanofi’s chief medical officer said, and they should also call 877-319-8963 or 866-726-6340 for information about returning the auto-injector and a reimbursement, if needed

October 30, 2015

Perrigo’s motion for an injunction against Mylan’s proposed acquisition was not granted in New York’s Southern District Court. 

October 29, 2015

The company would not comment on th

October 29, 2015

Forbes is reporting that CVS and Express Scripts have cut ties with Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ specialty pharmacy Philidor Rx amid investigations into the company’s business practices. “In accordance with CVS/caremark’s standard auditing protocols, over the last several weeks we have been monitoring and reviewing the results of recent audits of Philidor’s practices,” CVS said in a statement. ”Based on the findings from those activities, we have terminated Philidor for noncompliance with the terms of its provider agreement.” (Forbes)

October 29, 2015

Kelly is the host of “The Kelly File,” the second-most-watched cable news show on television.

October 29, 2015

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $40.6 billion for the quarter, up 16% on a reported basis and 17% on a constant currency basis. 

October 29, 2015

A medicine that works in 70% of the population is great, but what does the other 30% do? MD Labs is bringing the solution to retail pharmacy.

October 29, 2015

PrescribeWellness will take part in National Open Enrollment Week by providing marketing materials for their participating pharmacies.

October 28, 2015

The drug, which gained FDA approval in July, is indicated to treat papules and pustules associated with rosacea. 

October 28, 2015

Amgen announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) for injection.