February 23, 2015

The Drug Store News Group capped off 2014 with a bang as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for the 16th annual Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 3 to take part in a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry.

February 23, 2015

Kim Coalter, a staffer for Rep. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., toured Fred's Super Dollar pharmacy in Mississippi last week.

February 23, 2015

Combined Distributors reported that its medicine disposal product was found to exceed U.S. FDA and EPA guidelines. 

February 23, 2015

A centralized notification system for immunization reminders would significantly improve childhood immunization rates, according to a study pubished in  JAMA Pediatrics

February 23, 2015

Surescripts expands reach of its electronic prior authorization solution and now reaches 250,000 prescribers.

February 23, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals bolsters GI franchise in a $14.5 billion deal to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals. 

February 20, 2015

Actavis on Friday gained approval for a generic version of Reckitt Benckiser's Subutex, indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence.

February 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society have selected the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award.

February 20, 2015

The recently introduced Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 receives support from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 20, 2015

Walgreens to celebrate fifteenth flagship location in Honolulu.

 

February 19, 2015

Walgreens on Thursday announced that Ibrance (palbociclib) is immediately available through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.

February 19, 2015

Pipeline Rx seeks to expand healthcare resources and enhance medication safety for patients in rural and remote areas.

February 19, 2015

KLAS reports that healthcare providers ranked ScriptPro’s SP Central Pharmacy Management System No. 1 in the category of Software Solutions— Pharmacy – Outpatient (Retail).

February 19, 2015

Surescripts on Thursday released a step-by-step video guide targeting both small providers and health systems to enable adoption of electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

February 18, 2015

Actavis on Wednesday announced that it will adopt a new corporate name — Allergan — following the anticipated, successful completion of the acquisition of Allergan.

February 18, 2015

Lupin Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday launched the InspiraChamber Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber for respiratory medicines under a strategic licensing agreement with InspiRX.

February 18, 2015

PatientsLikeMe and Walgreens are trying to make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

 

February 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lenvima (lenvatinib) for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer. 

February 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week issued five draft documents related to drug compounding and repackaging that will help entities comply with important public health provisions.

February 17, 2015

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland will present a continuing education session to independent pharmacists at the American Pharmacy Cooperative's Annual Convention and Stockholder's meeting in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 27. 

 

February 17, 2015

Lupin and Celon Pharma announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will jointly develop a fluticasone/salmeterol dry powder inhaler product which is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus.

February 17, 2015

Retail pharmacy in Romania experienced 1.7% in market growth in 2014 compared with 2013, reaching $2.7 billion.

February 17, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of generic versions of Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection) as well as generic Zyvox (linezolid) injection. 

 

February 17, 2015

The flu is making its way to the Southeastern United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.