July 18, 2016

The Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium to one individual that has demonstrated longevity, integrity, achievement and advocacy.

July 15, 2016

In the five years between 2020 and 2025, the report projects a 7.6% spending growth average for Medicare, 5.2% for Medicaid and about 5% for private payers.

July 15, 2016
The drug, which combines Gilead’s Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) with an NS5A inhibitor called velpatasvir, is indicated to treat all six strains of hepatitis C, 
July 15, 2016

The new 112,000 square foot facility will expand CVS Health's work to help customers with disease education and provide pharmacy and medication counseling.

July 15, 2016

In addition to leveraging a pipeline of complex generics across its markets while focusing on OTC, Dr. Reddy's chairman K Satish Reddy said the branded generics would be one of the ways the company drives growth in the coming years.

July 15, 2016

In the aftermath of flooding in West Virginia, Fruth Pharmacy stepped with donations of sanitary necessities, toys for children, cleaning supplies, first aid kits and OTC medication to help those affected by the floods. 

July 15, 2016

N.J.-based chain QuickChek is taking the convenience store model to a new level with the opening of its first fresh market store offering pharmacy services and fuel.

July 15, 2016

A new report from Transparency Market Research is highlighting the projected growth of the pharmacy automation industry, which it says will see a compound annual growth rate of 7.3% between 2012 and 2018.

July 15, 2016

Three of the companies joined as members and two transitioned from research associates to full members. 

July 14, 2016

Kramm was 55 years old, and he is survived by his wife, Shelly, and his daughters, Sarah Spund and Hadley Kramm. His daughter Hadley was the impetus behind developing medication flavor additives. 

July 14, 2016

Kelly Keegan joins PrescribeWellness from Xerox Health, where he was SVP sales and business development for the company’s Care Integration Services business. 

July 13, 2016

The pneumococcal vaccine can now be used in adults 18 to 49 years of age.

July 13, 2016

Stansel has previously served as acting general counsel for the Dept. of Health and Human Services, working as the chief legal officer for it and several sub-agencies including the Food and Drug Administration. 

July 13, 2016

Vaccine Complete identifies patients eligible for vaccination and includes outreach to patient groups that are recommended to receive certain vaccines, all while automating protocols with prescribers and meeting state reporting mandates.

July 13, 2016
Reuters is reporting that the FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Board has unanimously recommended Amgen’s biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira, ABP 501. The panel said that the drug was similar in safety and effectiveness to Humira for rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis, and it recommended that the biosimilar should also be approved for Crohn’s disease in adults and ulcerative colitis. (Reuters)
July 12, 2016

Xiidra marks Shire's first approval for a drug in the ophthalmic space, which it hopes to enter using Xiidra as leverage for its pipeline of developing ophthalmic. 

July 12, 2016

The agency has acted on 90% of the generic drug and prior approval supplement applications pending as of Oct. 1, 2012 — which puts it more than a year ahead of its final deadline of Sept. 30, 2017. 

July 12, 2016

Based on Medicare adherence numbers among diabetic patients, the IMS Institute estimates that complications from type 2 diabetes will cost about $100 billion annually in the United States, with $4 billion attributable to Medicare patients. 

July 12, 2016

The first Health:Further – Retail Tomorrow partnership initiative will feature executives from Johnson & Johnson and Wakefern Food Corp.

July 12, 2016

The move is aimed at Nichi-Iko becoming one of the top 10 global generics leaders, and the companies said acquiring Sagent will boost Nichi-Iko’s ability to commercialize its biosimilar pipeline and increase its presence in injectables.

July 12, 2016

FDA approval of the 2016/17 formulation of Flublok means that Flublok is on track to ship to healthcare providers in early August.   

July 12, 2016

A new survey by Iowa-based Meyocks has found that Americans place a lot of trust in pharmacists — and a little bit less in doctors and dentists.

July 11, 2016

The American Pharmacists Association has developed an overview of requirements and a more detailed summary that highlights key aspects of the rule and requirements relevant to pharmacists.

July 11, 2016

Vollmer, who has been Iroko’s president since March 2015 has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years, including his role as one of three founders of Endo Pharmaceuticals.