May 24, 2016

The drug has been approved as a first-line treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes who aren’t being treated with either canagliflozin or metformin. 

May 24, 2016

As a result of the initiative, the 60,000 veterans enrolled in Dept. of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System can be referred to MinuteClinic for acute health services.

May 24, 2016

The New York Times reports that the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States is falling for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996. (New York Times)

May 24, 2016
The company said that as it adds hundreds of clients monthly and launches new software products, it was necessary to grow its facility to match its growth in client-facing departments. 
May 23, 2016

The site includes a selection of such DME products as daily living aids, casting supplies, diabetes care, edema products, wheelchair accessories and more.

May 23, 2016
Mylan will have 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the product, which had U.S. sales of about $181.8 million in the 12 months ended March 31, according to IMS Health.
May 20, 2016

The company has said it plans to open 20-30 new stores in 2016 and plans to add 600 stores through its pharmacy conversion opportunity. 

May 20, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and will be available in 48- and 145-mg dosage strength.

May 20, 2016

The FDA is also making minor changes to the Supplement Facts label found on dietary supplements to make it consistent with the Nutrition Facts label.

May 20, 2016

Mirvaso was approved in 2013 as a first-in-class treatment for rosacea-related redness, and according to Galderma it can start working for some patients 30 minutes after application and last up to 12 hours

May 20, 2016

The new guidance will enable CMS to gain additional clarity into the sheer magnitude of the amounts of money that are being assessed on pharmacies, NCPA and other stakeholders noted.

May 20, 2016

Texas is the latest state in which Walgreens can dispense naloxone without a prescription, according to a KUT.org published Thursday. Last year, advocates and public health experts convinced state lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1462 in an effort to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. The bill was supposed to expand the availability of naloxone in Texas when it went into effect in September, but things have moved slowly, the news organization reported. On Wednesday, Alicia Kowalchuk with Baylor Medicine in Houston wrote a standing order for the medication for every Walgreens in the state. (KUT.org

May 20, 2016

The study found an overall average increase in adherence to 30-day medication of 8.7% over the course of six months. 

May 19, 2016

The report uses data on specialty drugs covered through both pharmacy and medical benefits, the latter of which can provide particular insight into changes in spending on cancer drugs.

May 19, 2016

The drug is a first-in-class treatment for urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.

May 19, 2016

An ongoing clinical trial has found an increase in leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, in patients treated with the drug.

May 19, 2016

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing technical assistance for the NACDS Foundation’s study, and other key public health agencies also are partnering on the study.

May 19, 2016

Stat is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration has delayed its issuing of a final rule that would let drug manufacturers update the safety warnings on their products independently, rather than seeking FDA approval to do so. The report notes that this is the second time the FDA final rule issuance has been delayed since the rule was proposed in 2013. The proposed rule has been met with opposition from such organizations as CVS and various groups representing manufacturers, pharmacists and wholesalers due to the number of different labels that would come out of the rule. (Stat)

May 17, 2016
PrescribeWellness has announced a new addition to its pharmacy practice innovation team as it advances its delivery of clinical services to its national pharmacy network. 
May 16, 2016
Camber’s Ritalin generic will be available in 5-, 10- and 20-mg tablets in 100-count bottles. 
May 16, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new indication for Eisai’s Lenvima (lenvatinib). 

May 16, 2016

Teligent expects to launch the ointment in the second quarter of 2015, and it will be available in 15- and 80-gram tubes, as well as a one-pound jar. 

May 16, 2016
The message said that for patients with sinusistis, bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options, the possible side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics outweigh the benefits.  
May 16, 2016

The collaboration is aimed at helping payers automate payment and medical policy while simplifying management of complex clinical and reimbursement rules