November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday softened his stance on his manifesto to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Trump suggested he may keep a few provisions, such as the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing parents to extend coverage for their children. "I told [Pres. Obama] I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told The Journal. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” (The Wall Street Journal)

November 10, 2016

Allergan has launched Taytulla, the first softgel contraceptive.

November 10, 2016

Drug Store News spoke to FamilyWize CEO Joseph Sanginiti about how the company delivers savings to patients, and how its meeting patient needs among the uninsured, underinsured and the Medicare population.

November 10, 2016

An HDA survey found that a majority of pharmaceutical manufacturers, 89%, indicated that distributors will start to receive serialized products before the DSCSA-mandated deadline.

November 10, 2016
The consortium said the redesign is part of its digital evolution to showcase its industry expertise and support its overall growth. 
November 9, 2016
Business Insider is reporting that as news that Donald Trump will be the 45th president sent stocks into an early Thursday tumble in Europe, by around 9:50 a.m. in London (4:50 a.m. EST), pharmaceutical stocks were rising, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals’s stock up 6% on the FTSE 100. Roche and Novartis saw stock increases over 4% and GSK saw a 1.8% bump. Jefferies pointed to hope that efforts to enact new pricing rules on drugs led the swell, telling Business Insider, “Sentiment towards the Healthcare sector ought to swing initially away from draconian fears over drug pricing.” (Business Insider)
 
 
November 8, 2016

Through Dec. 7, Fred’s Pharmacy will be offering Medicare Part D plan comparisons and resources at its 371 locations. 

November 8, 2016

The companies believe their submission has the potential to be the first of a proposed biosimilar for the drug in the United States. 

November 8, 2016

Novartis' Heart Partner app makes it easy to track daily vitals, store key health information and coordinate care and activities with others.

November 7, 2016
Ajanta’s generic will be available in 50- and 200-mg dosage strengths. 
November 7, 2016

Endo has announced the appointment of two key executive leadership team members, naming Terrance J. Coughlin its EVP and COO, and adding Tony Pera as the president of Endo’s U.S. generics company Par Pharmaceutical. 

November 7, 2016

The Propeller platform works to help patients better understand asthma and COPD and help improve the symptoms and outcomes of chronic respiratory diseases. 

November 7, 2016

After 43 years in the industry, Southeastern Grocers VP pharmacy John Fegan will be retiring, bringing to a close a career that included a focus on expanding pharmacy services to improve patient health. 

November 7, 2016

The company will collaborate with Bluepharma to develop and distribute a generic product in a category with U.S. sales more than $75 million, according to QuintilesIMS data for the 12 months ended July 2016. 

November 7, 2016

Owen Mumford said the new packaging for its Unifine Pentips and Unifine Pentips Plus is designed to offer flexible merchandising options to maximize shelf space, allowing the cartons to be stacked facing forward or with the top lid facing outward. 

November 7, 2016

Teva has gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration for two generics of high blood pressure drugs, one of which it has launched. 

November 4, 2016

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of its generics of Avodart (dutasteride) capsules and Levaquin (levofloxacin) tablets.

November 4, 2016

McKesson Specialty Health’s Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by call center research and consulting organization BenchmarkPortal.

November 3, 2016
Through a new partnership, PrescribeWellness will be PSAO Arete Pharmacy Network’s preferred patient communications and medication synchronization provider. 
 
November 3, 2016

Benzer Pharmacy will be delivering Novartis’s limited-distribution drug Cosentyx through five of its locations. 

November 3, 2016

By achieving URAC accreditation, CVS Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

November 3, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday shared the financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, showing increases in revenue and dispensed prescriptions, but also a drop in profit per prescription dispensed and its gross margin.

November 3, 2016

Health Dialog’s Nurse Line, which delivers 24/7 person-to-person interactions with highly trained and experienced health coaches, has been NCQA certified since 2008.

November 2, 2016

Ajanta has launched its generic of Azor, a high blood pressure treatment.