July 11, 2017

With the acquisition — which will see Sanofi paying $650 million upfront — the company will add a non-egg-based flu vaccine to its portfolio. 

July 11, 2017
The company now offers 25- and 35-mg dosage strengths of its generic of Focalin XR extended-release tablets. 
July 10, 2017

ICS beat the deadline by which it had to be compliant with the ISO 90001:2015 standards by 19 months, AmerisourceBergen said, attributing it to already existing intense quality management processes and standards. 

July 10, 2017

Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) was developed and is manufactured by Emmaus Life Sciences.

July 10, 2017

Pharmacies that implement these enhancements in their McKesson pharmacy management system can improve patient medication adherence and measurement.

July 10, 2017

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson stressed pharmacy’s role as “a working partner” with whom the government could collaborate to find solutions.

July 10, 2017

The program would restore access to chain and independent pharmacies for TRICARE beneficiaries, who currently have to obtain non-generic medications through mail-order pharmacies or military treatment facilities.

July 10, 2017

Following an initial PrEP consultation with a patient, Healthcare Clinic providers will be able to conduct tests for HIV and other STIs, as needed.

July 7, 2017

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group’s nutrition division ThriveRx is celebrating 10 years of supporting parenteral and enteral nutrition patients with a website redesign and the rebrand of its Maximize Health program. 

July 7, 2017

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is set to begin offering training for students looking to work in medical marijuana, the Baltimore Sun recently reported. The school is the latest among such schools as the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s department of pharmacology, which is trying to bring education to a growing sector in which pharmacists sometimes play a role. Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, the school’s executive director of its Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions told the Sun, “If you're going to be dispensing, let's make sure your staff in trained in best practices to do it safely and effectively.” (Baltimore Sun)

 

July 6, 2017

The approval adds to the 5-, 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-mg capsules the company has previously launched of the generic.

July 6, 2017

Using microneedle patch technology, a recent clinical trial found that vaccination by microneedle patch was as safe and as effective as a standard flu shot.

July 6, 2017

Vigamox ophthalmic solution had U.S. sales of approximately $267.9 million, according to Quintiles IMS data for the 12 months ended March 2017.

July 6, 2017
Walmart Specialty Pharmacy provides such services as prior authorization, identifying the lowest possible price for medications and creating a personal care plan for patients. 
July 5, 2017

The pharmacy chain highlighted the collaborative practice agreement as a way for physicians to take part in new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services alternative payment models that allow physicians to be reimbursed for services that pharmacies can help them provide.

July 5, 2017

The predominant factor impacting sales of the $158.1 million parasite treatment category is super lice. But how do you treat cases of head lice that can’t be eradicated with traditional pediculicides? For parents, it’s how do you eliminate that “super lice” infestation without injuring the host, which just happens to be their children?

July 5, 2017

Advent International is buying the Mexican private generics leader from Endo for roughly $124 million. 

July 5, 2017

The retail clinic space represents a fast-growing industry that hasn’t even scratched the surface in terms of its full potential given constant market pressures to make health care more affordable, more accessible and more efficient. Today, there are approximately 2,400 convenient care clinics in 43 states and the District of Columbia that have served more than 35 million consumers.

July 5, 2017

The drug had annual market sales of $248 million for the 12 months ended April 2017.

July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

June 30, 2017

Along with the new indication, the Food and Drug Administration DA approved a next-generation sequencing-based test to identify the RAS mutation status of a patient’s tumor, which Amgen said helps identify patients who would benefit from treatment with Vectibix. 

June 30, 2017

See photos from the two-day fly in to Capitol Hill conducted by National Association of Chain Drug Store board members, during which they met with lawmakers to share the role pharmacy plays in the nation’s healthcare system.

June 30, 2017

QS/1 is bringing its customers the Pharmacy Connect platform, which allows pharmacists to exchange patient information securely with healthcare providers and to communicate with patients, through a partnership with Updox.

June 30, 2017

Under the agreement, Sandoz will develop and commercialize a generic of a major inhaled combination therapy delivered using a pressurized metered dose inhaler that Vectura Group is developing.