January 26, 2016

Rising Pharmaceuticals will be launching its generic version of IPR Pharmaceuticals’ Zomig tablets. 

January 26, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein, CEO, after combing through the 658 pages released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the final rule governing Average Manufacturer Price under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, outlined the seven ways this new rule will impact pharmacy. "Savor all of the bureaucratese for yourself in the oh-so-brief 658-page rule, known to the cool kids as CMS-2345-FC," Fein writes. His observations outline potential impacts including prescription reimbursement, pharmacy profits and channel strategies. (Read through to the end, and Fein provides  a bonus five observations.) (Drug Channels)

January 26, 2016

Tresiba is designed to last at least 42 hours after eight once-a-day injections, and can allow patients to dose themselves at a time that accommodates their schedule. 

January 26, 2016

The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute released its report, “Pharmacy Trends in Accountable Care Organizations,” giving an overview of the state of ACOs. 

January 26, 2016

Crain’s New York Business is reporting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing opposition from pharmacies on his proposed efforts to curb Medicaid spending for specialty drugs. (Crain's)

January 26, 2016

Two Hy-Vee subsidiaries received full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC. 

January 26, 2016

Last year, many new multimedia features were added to the redesigned website, which includes a newsfeed, commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, as well as a drug interaction checker, pill identifier, and guide to pronunciation of medical terms. 

January 25, 2016

The new indication comes just a few months after the FDA approved Botox to treat upper limb spasticity in two thumb muscles and six years after it was approved to treat upper limb spasticity in the elbow, wrist and fingers. 

 
January 25, 2016
From 2005 to 2013, Perrigo had been the distributor of all Retin-A generic products, which treat acne. 
January 25, 2016

Rexall is the first retail pharmacy in Canada to offer OneStopMeds to patients in multiple provinces.

January 25, 2016

Based on industry quality benchmarks, URAC reviewed and certified Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy centralized services based on clinical credentials, operating processes and patient management results.

January 22, 2016

NACDS, along with partners including the National Community Pharmacists Association, have been engaged on this issue every step of the way since Congress first enacted the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in February 2006. 

January 22, 2016

The drug had sales of $38.5 million for the 12 months ended November 2015, according to IMS Health. 

January 22, 2016

This is the second new indication the FDA has given Kyprolis in six months, the company said. 

January 22, 2016
The pen is intended to treat high blood sugar in diabetes patients who require more than 200 units of insulin per day to regulate their blood sugar levels. 
January 22, 2016

The survey found that 95% of patients would recommend Diplomat Pharmacy to their family, friends and co-workers. 

January 22, 2016

Some 87% of those polled see obesity as a problem in their state and 69% want Medicare to expand coverage to include prescription drugs meant to treat obesity. 

January 22, 2016

Through future studies, Sherman and his team will study the ability of lactoferrin -  the major protein in a mother's milk - to prevent secondary infections such as pneumonia. 

January 22, 2016
The goal of the partnership is to increase delivery of messages about the importance of adherence, reduce prescription abandonment and build brand awareness and loyalty at point of sale. 
January 21, 2016

Indiana University Southeast and the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy are joining forces to make it possible for a student to go from high school graduation to being a licensed pharmacist in five years. 

January 21, 2016

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for two products. 

January 21, 2016

Five of the top 10 markets with flu activity are located west of Texas. 

January 21, 2016

The PSA campaign, featuring first-of-its-kind communications techniques, was developed pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather New York for the Ad Council.

January 21, 2016

Sickweather provides real-time disease surveillance and forecasts for more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses.