October 30, 2014

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release), a once-daily drug for the treatment of adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

October 30, 2014

QS/1 is partnering with ANX, an industry leader in helping pharmacies and small retail businesses secure and protect systems and networks from data breaches.

October 30, 2014

Rite Aid announced sales results of $2 billion for the four weeks ended Oct. 25, representing an increase of 5%.

 

October 30, 2014

Sandoz, through its branded dermatology business PharmaDerm, and Medigene AG on Thursday announced a promotion agreement with Women's Choice Pharmaceuticals for Veregen (sinecatechins) ointment, 15% strength. 

October 29, 2014

McKesson reported that revenues for the second quarter ended Sept. 30 were $44.8 billion, up 36% compared with the year-ago period.  

 

October 29, 2014

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, opened its first location in Rhode Island on Wednesday inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Woonsocket. Two more walk-in clinics will begin seeing patients Thursday in CVS/pharmacy locations in Cranston and Wakefield.

October 29, 2014

The majority of independent community pharmacists are interested in incorporating personalized medicine services into their practices, but they require further education before this is possible.

October 28, 2014

he Food and Drug Administration last week announced approval for Obizur for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A. 

October 28, 2014

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, 2014, more than 11,000 McKesson employees at more than 170 locations across the United States will participate in the 16th Community Days program.

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 28, 2014

Onco360, one of the nation’s largest independent providers of oncology pharmacy services, on Monday announced that Paul Jardina was named president and CEO.

October 28, 2014

Penn Foster on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Walgreens to improve its U.S. Pharmacy Technician Program.

October 28, 2014

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board on Tuesday announced that Hannah Peabody was selected as the 2014 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year. 

October 27, 2014

Regional pharmacy retailer Bartell Drugs plans to open a new store in 2016 at Ballard Commons, a mixed-use development planned for the site currently occupied by the Bartell Drugs store at 5605 22nd Ave N.W.

October 27, 2014

Burmans, an independent community pharmacy, was announced as a winner of the Patient Safety Award at the annual Innovation Awards presented by Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare.

October 27, 2014

Emdeon, a provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, on Monday announced the completion of the transition from CaparioOne to the Emdeon One brand, and the addition of a new Advanced Denials Management service to be integrated within the Emdeon One portal.

October 27, 2014

Rx Response moved to alert status in response to the concern about Ebola in the United States.

October 24, 2014

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, has announced that Bartell Drugs’ will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network, accounting for 63 of Cigna-HealthSpring’s 62,000 network pharmacies.

October 24, 2014

In the wake of an Oct. 21 blogpost on Health Affairs, “The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmacuetical Association, issued the following statement.

October 24, 2014

Pfizer on Thursday announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld its basic patent and the L-malate salt patent covering Sutent (sunitinib malate) capsules.

October 23, 2014

Actavis on Thursday confirmed that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that found United States Patent No. 7,704,984 (the '984 Patent) to be valid.

October 23, 2014

Regional player Bartell Drugs and CareClinic will host “Fall Wellness Day” on Nov. 15 at Bartell Drugs’ Crossroads store in Bellevue, Wash. Bartell pharmacists will provide health services free of charge.

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals.