April 1, 2015

Teva said it expects the product to be available to patients during second-quarter 2015.

March 31, 2015

Amneal Pharmaceuticals will acquire Actavis Australia's generic pharmaceutical business. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

March 31, 2015

Pharmacist participation conflicts with role as healthcare provider, group says.

March 31, 2015

The drug is Food and Drug Administration-approved to treat opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic, non-cancer pain. 

March 31, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced the launch of generic Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) tablets, which are indicated for the treatment of hypertension. 

 

March 30, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has announced the completed endowment of the APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management William H. Briner Distinguished Nuclear Pharmacy Practice Award with a pledge from the National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies.

March 30, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Auspex Pharmaceuticals announced an agreement under which Teva will acquire Auspex in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

March 30, 2015

OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group’s freestanding pharmacy care services business, ramps up PBM business with a $12.8 billion deal.

March 27, 2015

More than 350 pharmacy advocates headed to Capitol Hill for the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day to further reinforce the recognition by lawmakers of the evolving role of pharmacy in patient care and educate members of Congress about pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy.

March 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Adminisration on Friday revisited the issue of supplemental applications proposing labeling changes for approved drugs and biologic products. 

March 26, 2015

The value of medication therapy management is not fully realized because the ROI is difficult to measure, noted a Cardinal Health blog on its Essential Insights site. 

March 26, 2015

As the National Association of Chain Drug Stores raised the curtain on this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, it presented Shopko’s Ryan Swensen with the first-ever NACDS RxIMPACT Key Contact of the Year Award.

March 26, 2015

Hundreds of pharmacy advocates met with members of Congress during the seventh annual NACDS RxIMPACT Day.

March 25, 2015

Fred's acquired a specialty pharmacy operation for $66 million.

March 25, 2015

A new media initiative gets underway to promote the role that pharmacists can play in addressing challenges seniors face.

March 25, 2015

In this special report, Drug Store News examines the critical role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system, and what could be done to close the gap on provider access, lower costs and improve health outcomes for millions of Americans, by enabling the pharmacist to practice at the top of their license.

 

March 24, 2015

Actavis last week announced that its acquisition of Allergan has been completed in a transaction valued at $70.5 billion, a deal that creates one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue, according to the company.

March 24, 2015

Apotex' Jeff Watson elected to chair the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday.

March 24, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy commences follow-on public offering of 7.4 million shares of its common stock.

March 24, 2015

Dr. Reddy’s Labs has entered into an agreement with Hetero, under which it will be licensed to distribute and market sofosbuvir tablets in 400-mg dosage strength. 

March 24, 2015

A new report by Shoppers Drug Mart and Great-West Life demonstrates the importance of pharmacist interventions in diabetes management.

March 24, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Monday announced that Timothy Wright will be heading business development, strategy and innovation for the company, effective April 13. 

March 20, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an experimental airworthiness certificate that allows Amazon.com to test its Prime Air service under certain conditions.  

 

 

March 20, 2015

Rexall named a new VP pharmacy to lead pharmacy programs and initiatives.