January 8, 2015

Impax Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rytary, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

January 7, 2015

Routine blood pressure testing on PharmaSmart kiosks closely approximates daytime ambulatory blood pressure measurement. 

January 7, 2015

DSN examines three of PricewaterhouseCoopers' "Top Health Industry Issues for 2015" with broad implications for the retail pharmacy industry. 

January 7, 2015

Gloria E. Meredith, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, will become the founding dean of Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

January 7, 2015

With tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars in potential savings still snagged in a regulatory limbo, federal lawmakers and health industry stakeholders strongly urged the Food and Drug Administration last month to knock down the final barriers to review and approval of biosimilar drugs for marketing in the United States.

January 7, 2015

Lupin Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday launched its valsartan tablets USP in 40-, 80-, 160- and 320-mg dosage strengths. The drug is the generic version Novartis's Diovan tablets.

January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 7, 2015

PipelineRx — a clinical telepharmacy platform company — has acquired Quality Pharmacy Management, which provides remote pharmacy services in six Western states, for an undisclosed amount.

January 7, 2015

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting such lung-specific diseases as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

January 7, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration approved the launch of the company's valsartan tablets, the generic version of Diovan tablets from Novartis. 

 

January 6, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Tuesday announced that the company has received final approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to manufacture and market Valsartan Tablets.

January 6, 2015

Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni and Sovaldi drugs will be exclusive to CVS Health’s Standard Commercial, Exchange (Marketplace), Medicare Part D and Medicaid formularies.

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid named Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP healthcare initiatives, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

 

January 6, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is investigating generic drug price inflation.

January 6, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that December sales increased 10.2% to $7.9 billion.

 

January 6, 2015

According to the Walgreens Flu Index for the week beginning Jan. 5, Knoxville, Tenn. is the No. 1 designated market area with flu activity, followed by the Paducah, Ky. area and Chattanooga, Tenn.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

January 5, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a Q&A with Owen Mumford's Travis Shaw, in this multi-page report.

January 5, 2015

Walgreens and Alliance Boots last week completed Step 2 of their strategic partnership to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012.

January 5, 2015

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals last month announced it has begun shipping Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets to wholesalers in the United States. 

January 5, 2015

Mylan announced the introduction of valsartan tablets USP in 40-, 80-, 160- and 320-mg dosage strengths. 

January 5, 2015

A Shoppers Drug Mart in British Columbia’s Port Alberni has decided to stop selling tobacco products, according to a local news report.

 

January 5, 2015

Rite Aid on Friday posted a December sales increase of 4.9% to $2.2 billion.