February 2, 2017

Increasingly, pharmacies are turning to automation as a way to increase efficiency and free up their pharmacists — employing everything from lower-cost, in-store automation to sophisticated robotics systems that help make central fill operations more efficient and reduce dispensing costs.

February 2, 2017

As a growing number of older Americans are making home healthcare increasingly attractive for drug store retailers, those in the industry say participating in this multifaceted market requires getting over some significant hurdles.

February 2, 2017

In this report, DSN examines the home healthcare market, the role pharmacies play in the prevention and management of diabetes, and products that are transforming OTC.

February 2, 2017

During the 19th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit in December, a panel of leading retailers and vendors discussed chronic care’s new patient-centered model and the ongoing evolution of the healthcare ecosystem.

February 2, 2017

The emergence of new products across the cough-cold and allergy categories is transforming the OTC aisle.

February 2, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, the Food and Drug Administration gave a gift of sorts to drug makers looking to submit to the agency an application for approval of a biosimilar drug when it issued its final guidance, “Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support a Demonstration of Biosimilarity to a Reference Product.”

February 2, 2017

Product intended to help pharmacies increase profits outside of the annual Medicare enrollment period.

February 2, 2017

Owen Mumford is releasing an insulin injection guide, called “Injecting with Insulin: A Guide to Good Injection Technique,” to better assist healthcare professionals in educating patients on healthy injection routines in both digital and print formats.

February 2, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry, including generics, automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

 

February 2, 2017

Home health care is a natural fit for community pharmacies and helps drive home the channel’s ability to provide a comprehensive assortment of health-and-wellness items under one roof.

February 2, 2017

Drug Store News spoke with GPhA president and CEO Chip Davis about the organization’s efforts in 2016 and plans for the remainder of 2017.

February 2, 2017

Three markets in Texas, including the Corpus Christi area, led the nation in influenza-like activity gains for the week of Jan. 29, Walgreens reported.

February 1, 2017

The drug is generic version of Abbvie’s Tricor and is intended to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

February 1, 2017

The new dosage of Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceutical’s drug should be available in the first quarter of this year.

February 1, 2017

Johnson & Johnson worldwide chairman, pharmaceuticals Joaquin Duato was elected chairman of the board, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez was elected chairman-elect and Amgen chairman and CEO Robert Bradway was named board treasurer.

January 31, 2017
Amneal’s generic has begun shipping in 30-count bottles of 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths through wholesalers, distributors and directly to the trade. 
January 31, 2017

The Countour Next One system recently received 510(k) clearance from the FDA and Ascensia Diabetes Care expects to make this system available in the United States in early 2017.

January 31, 2017

Currently valued at $200 billion, it is expected to reach $413.8 billion worldwide by end of 2026. 

January 31, 2017

Sunshine State News is reporting that U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., have introduced the Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act, which is aimed at encouraging generics makers to develop generics of products with little or no competition, or for drugs that are in short supply. The bill calls for the creation of a Priority Review Voucher for generics applications filed for drugs that have no current competition. The bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday, and eight representatives have signed on. (Sunshine State News)

January 31, 2017

Executives from several the pharmaceutical industry convened at the White House Tuesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. 

January 30, 2017

Elections for the board of trustees, president-elect and honorary president positions will begin in March.

January 30, 2017

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 3.4%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and an increase from the week prior ILI report of 3.2%.

January 27, 2017

Despite not seeking accelerated regulatory approval, company is moving forward with its development.

January 27, 2017

The new Walgreens specialty pharmacies are part of more than 250 Walgreens community and health system pharmacies that focus on community-based, patient-centered care.