August 18, 2016
 The acquisition raises the number of Genoa pharmacies in Michigan to 24, with more than 325 nationally, most of which are located onsite at community mental health centers.
August 18, 2016
The New Jersey location will consolidate the operations for its specialty brands groups, and the company is continuing its investment in the St. Louis, Mo. area, including construction on its manufacturing facility there. 
August 18, 2016

Among the portfolio’s products are U.S. rights to acne treatment Fabior (tazarotene) foam and plaque psoriasis treatment Sorilux (calcipotriene) foam. 

August 18, 2016

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund is shedding light on who makes up the estimated 24 million adults between 19 and 64 years of age six years after the Affordable Care Act was first implemented.

August 18, 2016

FLUAD was first licensed for use in Italy in 1997. Now approved in more than 30 countries, including the U.S., 81 million doses of FLUAD have been distributed worldwide.

August 17, 2016

NACDS on Monday posted its "wrap" video, capturing the highlights of this year's NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston, which included almost 20 Insight Sessions and more than 7,000 Meet the Market appointments.

August 17, 2016

The review, published in the American Journal of Managed Care, looked at 26 studies of 27 formulary exclusions, 20 of which looked at the impact that exclusions had on patients. 

August 17, 2016

The demonstration project is one of three that aim to fulfill the goals of an $800,000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to NACDS.

August 17, 2016
The death rate from opioid overdose in the United States had increased 200% since the year 2000, with deaths impacting people between ages 25 and 44 years, particularly in southern states. 
August 17, 2016

MediMergent LLC has recently to senior members of the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), favorable preliminary results from its first real-world evaluation using its NMSOAP technology. 

August 16, 2016

For Americans who have ever gotten a flu shot, fall months are the most popular time to get the vaccine, with October being the most popular month (42%).

August 16, 2016

TCGRx’s Beacon Inventory Management System integrates with Giant Carlisle’s existing pharmacy information system, and is aimed at increasing efficiencies around inventory management and customer pickup.

August 16, 2016
Pharmacists can use Rx30 Medicare Manager to help patients identify the best Medicare plan for them based on their prescriptions, and it is aimed at making evaluating plan information easier. 
August 16, 2016

The Jerusalem Post is reporting about Israeli company EyeYon, which makes the Hyper-CL Lens — a contact lens that can help treat corneal edema that has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The lens is designed to increase the amount of time eye drops can stay in the eye to help patients with corneal edema. (Jerusalem Post)

August 16, 2016
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Generic Pharmaceutical Association took an unconventional route to tout the savings that generics can bring to the U.S. healthcare system. As representatives from branded pharmaceuticals companies arrived at the Salt Lake City airport for Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s annual charity golf event, they saw billboards quoting a report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America that said generics savings “free up resources to invest in new treatments…and resulting in significant progress against some of the most costly and challenging disease.” (Washington Examiner)
 
August 16, 2016

The New York Times is reporting that the market for osteoporosis drugs might be getting a shakeup soon, as a competitor to Forteo, Eli Lilly & Co.'s osteoporosis treatment, completes a large clinical trial. The new drug uses a hormone that can build bone growth, and its maker, Radius, has an application pending before the Food and Drug Administration that the report says is expected to be approved. (New York Times)

August 16, 2016
The study estimates that the cost avoidance for the 1,378 Genoa patients who were part of the study was about $230,000, based on hospitalization and emergency room visit costs, or about $58 per member per month.
 
August 16, 2016

According to its 2015 National Progress Report, last year, Surescripts processed 9.7 billion secure health data transactions (a 48% increase over 2014) and processed an average of 3.8 million electronic prescriptions every day. 

 
August 16, 2016

The new Walgreens adherence platform is planned to be ready for implementation with partners in the third quarter for diabetes, with additional conditions expected in market by the end of the year.

August 15, 2016

Zinbryta is generally reserved for patients with inadequate responses to two or more multiple sclerosis therapies. 

August 15, 2016

Kroger will donate one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at all Kroger family of pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations.

August 15, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of 6 months as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

August 12, 2016

The APPA works to develop networking strategies and opportunities while developing new technologies and strategies to improve productivity.

August 12, 2016

An Abacus Data poll conducted in February found that 52% of respondents were in favor of a distribution method led by pharmacy.