June 16, 2016

Mylan on Thursday announced that it has completed its acquisition of Renaissance Acquisition Holdings’ specialty and generics businesses, which are focused on topical treatments.

June 16, 2016

Adding a pharmacist to a care team for heart disease patients will reduce the risk of future heart attacks, new research coming out of Canada has found according to a HealthDay news report Wednesday. "After three months, people who received intensive services to help them meet treatment targets had a 21% lower risk of future heart events when compared with those who received usual care, the study found," HealthDay noted. "People receiving pharmacists' care lowered their estimated future risk of heart disease by more than 5% from the beginning of the study to its conclusion three months later." (HealthDay)

June 16, 2016

Quest Diagnostics will provide diagnostic testing services offered in company-branded Patient Services Centers in 12 Safeway locations in California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Maryland.

June 15, 2016

The pilot program, which in effect would allow the DoD to access lower pricing for prescriptions dispensed at community pharmacies, is included in the version of the NDAA passed by the House on May 18, but not in the version passed by the Senate June 14.

June 14, 2016
The drug will be available from Ajanta in 5- and 10-mg dosage strengths. 
June 14, 2016

With the accelerating pace of change in how health care is delivered and consumed, now is the time to invest in the healthcare shopper of 2020 and beyond, experts said in Johnson & Johnson's latest video. Retailers must create transformational retail solutions that meet the changing needs and expectations of consumers, delivering merchandise in real-time while still being high-touch. Watch how J&J Health & Wellness Solutions, which specializes in behavioral science and energy management to develop new patient-centered solutions, is preparing for the shopper of the future.

June 14, 2016

Gonitro is indicated to prevent or provide acute relief for an attack of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease and it is available in single-dose packets of a short-acting nitrate in a stabilized crystal granule form. 

June 14, 2016

Since 1959 the DIANA awards have honored HDA-member manufacturers that develop innovative new product introductions and promotions for the healthcare distribution industry.

June 14, 2016

The alliance with Reltio will also allow customers access to IMS Health’s OneKey reference data set within the Reltio cloud, which allows for near-real-time updates.

June 14, 2016

Seattle-based drug store chain Bartell Drugs is partnering with local makers to offer a free “Bartell Box,” packed with local goodies, to new residents in the area. (Seattle Times)

June 13, 2016

In addition to receiving FDA approval for its generic of Trileptal, ANI Pharmaceuticals has launched its 5-mg dosage strength oxycodone. 

June 13, 2016

The peak percentage of outpatient visits for ILI was 3.6% and occurred during the week ending March 12, 2016.

June 13, 2016

The products Dr. Reddy’s plans to acquire reflect $3.5 billion in combined annual sales, according to IMS Health data for the 12 months ended April 2016.

June 13, 2016

The vaccine — the first FDA-approved cholera prevention vaccine — is aimed at travelers headed to countries with inadequate water and sewage treatment and poor sanitation.

June 13, 2016

Incorporating the word “Alliance” into the association's new brand, in particular, reflects HDA's role as a convener of the supply chain — in the United States and now abroad, HDA stated. 

June 13, 2016

PhRMA has launched a new webpage aimed at highlighting the efforts being made by the biopharmaceutical industry to combat diseases with new medicines. 

June 13, 2016
Trey Tollstam, who had been U.S. sales director, Americas, at Gerresheimer, will develop and drive sales activities for Synergy Medical in the United States, and will play a leading role in growing the company.
 
June 10, 2016

Upsher-Smith’s Qudexy XR has gained tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration as a preventative therapy for migraine headaches.

June 10, 2016

The new weight limit for the 10- and 25-mg oral tablets is now at least 30 kg, down from at least 40 kg for patients aged 6 to less than 12 years. 

June 10, 2016

The first TelehealthONE kiosk was launched at a Fred’s location in Flora, Miss. in September 2015, and the next nine will hit the communities of Union, Pelahatchie, Carthage, Morton, Jackson, Pearl, Clinton, Lexington and Terry.

June 10, 2016

Greenstone's dofetilide will be available in 60-count bottles of 0.125-, 0.250- and 0.5-mg dosage strength capsules.

June 10, 2016

Afferent is a leader in developing therapeutic candidates to treat common, poorly managed neurogenic conditions by targeting the P2X3 receptor, and its lead candidate, AF-219, is currently being evaluated in clinical trials to treat refractory, chronic cough, as well as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with cough. 

June 10, 2016

Kinney Drugs was recently recognized for its patient medication adherence performance in 2015. According to North Country Now, the recognition is part of the performance program by CVS Caremark, the prescription benefit management business of CVS Health that focuses on driving improvements in medication safety and adherence and improving health outcomes of each patient. (North Country Now).

 
June 9, 2016

Aurobindo’s Dilaudid generic will be available in 2-, 4- and 8-mg dosage strengths.