August 11, 2014

CVS/pharmacy celebrated on Monday its entrance into the Seattle market with the grand opening of a new location in the city of Renton, marking the first CVS/pharmacy in the state of Washington.

August 11, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Invokamet, a fixed-dose therapy that combines canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride in a single tablet.

August 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week released a draft guidance to assist sponsors and other interested parties in providing information that will help the agency determine the exclusivity period for biologics approved under Section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act, Bloomberg BNA reported.

August 11, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar and Cardinal Health on Monday announced a multi-year agreement for Cardinal Health to be the new primary supplier of branded and generic pharmaceutical products.

August 11, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of capecitabine tablets USP in 150-mg and 500-mg dosage strengths, a generic version of Xeloda tablets from Genentech.

August 11, 2014

Sanofi on Monday acquired the rights to Afrezza Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, from MannKind in a deal that could be worth as much as $925 million. 

August 8, 2014

Diplomat on Thursday announced that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. 

August 8, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this week announced approval for Orbactiv (oritavancin), an antibacterial drug used to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

August 8, 2014

Several NACDS chain member companies have conducted congressional pharmacy tours in recent weeks, bringing the total number of NACDS RxImpact in-district events to 82 for 2014.

August 8, 2014

The BBC on Tuesday reported that a team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

August 8, 2014

Walgreens pulled the trigger on step two of its proposed Alliance Boots merger a full six months early.

 

August 7, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported July sales of $148 million, representing an increase of 4%.

 

August 7, 2014

A new experimental drug to treat Ebola has been tried in the two American patients being treated in an Atlanta hospital, The New York Times reported Wednesday

August 6, 2014

ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow, concluded this weekend after four days of programming focused on helping independent pharmacies navigate industry changes caused by healthcare reform.

August 6, 2014

BD Medical, a segment of BD, on Wednesday announced the retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo, the only pen needle with patented dual front- and back-end shields that provides greater convenience and safety before and after injecting. 

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

August 6, 2014

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has announced that it is reforming its doctor of pharmacy four-year educational program in an effort to prepare graduates to work in an environment where inter-professional team-based approaches to patient care are increasingly the norm.

August 6, 2014

Walgreens said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015.

 

August 6, 2014

Walgreens Boots Alliance will be emphasizing improved front-end margin contributions across its U.S. Walgreens store base once the merger is complete, mirroring the peformance of its U.K. store base Boots, in an effort to counter margin pressures from the pharmacy side of the business. 

August 5, 2014

BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season.

August 5, 2014

Lannett Co. on Monday announced that its abbreviated new drug application for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 5, 2014

One-in-four Americans admits that they have misused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com.

 

August 4, 2014

Apothecary Products, a manufacturer and distributor of consumer healthcare products and pharmacy supplies, announced three new hires for its leadership team: Nathan Hanson, president and CEO; Darran Spence, CFO; and Jim O’Sullivan, SVP of sales.

August 4, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 revenue of $23 billion, down 9.8%.