October 8, 2014

"What happens when student pharmacists discover that their professional path may prove equal parts public health and public policy?"

October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 8, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday released a new report highlighting the number of investigational cancer medicines that did not succeed in clinical trials. 

October 8, 2014

PrescribeWellness on Tuesday announced they will now make their StarWellness application available to AAP’s Managed Care members via the AAP Quality Center.

October 8, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim on Wednesday announced that its Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray in 5-mcg dosage strength is now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States. 

October 8, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the initiation of a rolling new drug application submission for hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablets.

October 7, 2014

Actavis and Durata Therapeutics on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

October 7, 2014

Biopharmaceutical company Chimerix on Monday announced that brincidofovir has been provided for potential use in patients with Ebola virus at the request of treating physicians.

October 7, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new PhRMA report.

 

October 7, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will implement two changes in recertification requirements for Certified Pharmacy Technicians, the group announced Monday. 

October 7, 2014

Sandoz announced the launch of its dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection, a generic version of Precedex from Hospira. 

October 6, 2014

Seven influenza vaccine manufacturers projected that as many as 151 million to 159 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for use in the United States.

October 6, 2014

Specialty drug spending continues to rise and is predicted to grow by more than 16% annually from 2015 to 2018. CVS Health researchers examine the reasons for such dramatic increases in spending and discuss tools to help manage these escalating costs.

October 6, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign.

October 6, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of its lamivudine and zidovudine tablets USP, in 150-mg dosage strength.

October 6, 2014

Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.

October 6, 2014

Walgreens on Monday recognized its more than 27,000 community pharmacists as part of American Pharmacists Month.

October 3, 2014

CARE Pharmacies on Friday announced that it is calling for nominations for an open non-member at large board of directors seat. 

October 3, 2014

In celebration of all that they do, October is designated as American Pharmacists Month. Drug Store News wants to hear from you! Have you had a pharmacist that went above and beyond to help?

October 3, 2014

Two iconic health brands were brought together last week with the partnership between WebMD Health and Walgreens. The deal couples the online go-to source for healthcare information with one of the retail pharmacy leaders in advancing the scope of practice across the back bench. The deal also underscores the industry trend toward making healthcare coaching readily available at the pharmacy counter by combining WebMD's digital engagement tools with on-hand assistance from Walgreens' pharmacists and nurse practitioners.

 

October 2, 2014

CVS Health Research Institute published a new Insights Report that reviews the company's key research findings on medication adherence and lays out its goal to increase adherence.

October 2, 2014

CVS Health is thanking its 26,000 pharmacists during American Pharmacists Month for their role in changing the way health care is delivered to increase access, lower costs and improve quality in the company's retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies nationwide.

October 2, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported $2 billion in sales for the four weeks ended Sept. 27, representing a 4.5% increase over the comparable year-ago period. 

October 2, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care coordination and integrate immunization records for more than 8.5 million VA-enrolled patients.