May 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration took action this week against websites that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to U.S. consumers.

May 23, 2014

Despite clear evidence of ineffectiveness, guidelines and more than 15 years of educational efforts stating that the antibiotic prescribing rate for acute bronchitis should be zero, the rate was about 70% from 1996 to 2010 and increased during this time period, according to a study in the May 21 issue of JAMA.

May 23, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of QVAR (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) with a dose counter for the treatment of asthma in patients 5 years of age and older.

May 22, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy made a number of changes to its executive committee on Wednesday during the association's NABP Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

May 22, 2014

Delegates from the member boards of pharmacy adopted eight resolutions during the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy 110th Annual Meeting held in Phoenix.

May 22, 2014

Chirag Patel — co-CEO, chairman and co-founder of Amneal Pharmaceuticals — will be honored with the Alumnus of Distinction Award at New Jersey City University’s American Dream Gala on June 5.

May 22, 2014

Prasco Labs on Thursday announced it has entered into a distribution and supply agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases for the rights to distribute ibuprofen lysine injection, the authorized generic version of NeoProfen (ibuprofen lysine).

May 22, 2014

Publix Pharmacy on Thursday announced it will offer free 30-day supplies of amlodipine to customers with a prescription for the medication.

May 22, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that Saeed Motahari has joined the company as SVP and chief commercial officer.

May 22, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, announced the release of an iPad app for signature capture.

May 22, 2014

Surescripts on Wednesday announced its service has routed more than 1 billion electronic prescriptions in 2013, representing a majority (58%) of all eligible prescriptions in the United States, sent by 73% of all office-based physicians.

May 22, 2014

Walmart has announced enhancements to its mobile pharmacy app. The update will help customers make better saving decisions and allow quick access to its list of $4 prescriptions.

May 21, 2014

According to a report published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics, cost-related barriers to care among children with asthma are concentrated among low-income families with higher cost-sharing levels.

May 21, 2014

Citing the need for a one-year transition period for states to implement the July average manufacturer price-based federal upper limits, or FULs, nine Senators are urging Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to consider the challenges that states will face when the final Medicaid AMP-based FULs are published.

May 21, 2014

Practice Fusion on Wednesday launched its real-time healthcare database, Insight. With Insight, physicians, researchers and analysts can access analysis sourced from a de-identified subset of more than 81 million patient records.

May 21, 2014

Takeda Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration simultaneously approved a new biologic therapy, Entyvio (vedolizumab), for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

May 20, 2014

KPH Healthcare Services, formerly Kinney Drugs, Inc., has announced that Bridget-ann Hart has been promoted to president and CEO.

May 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced the participants for the 2014-2015 Faculty Scholars Program.

May 19, 2014

Pfizer on Sunday made a final offer valued at $118 billion for AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca, in turn, rejected the bid Monday morning.

May 19, 2014

Rob Price, former SVP and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has joined Edible Arrangements International, which delivers fresh fruit bouquets, as president.

May 19, 2014

Responding to recent comments by Attorney General Eric Holder that "opiate addiction is an urgent — and growing — public health crisis," the National Community Pharmacists Association wrote to the Attorney General to offer recommendations on effectively combating the scourge of prescription drug abuse without forcing patients with legitimate medical issues to endure chronic pain, NCPA has announced.

May 16, 2014

Abbott announced a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American pharmaceutical company CFR Pharmaceuticals, more than doubling its Latin American branded generics pharmaceutical presence the company reported.

May 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it required Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of the sleep drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), to change the drug label and lower the current recommended starting dose.

May 16, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, will address the NACDS Total Store Expo during the morning Business Program on Aug. 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.