January 8, 2016

The Walgreens Flu Index data continues to suggest slight increases in flu activity in a number of markets, including Las Vegas and several markets in the deep South. 

January 8, 2016

As many as 16 Wegmans stores currently have these hearing assistance systems - at least one store in each of the six states where Wegmans operates.

January 7, 2016

Texas, in particular, may benefit from increasing access to care by way of telemedicine.

January 7, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy has published a report looking back at the number of drug approvals in 2015, many of which were for specialty medications. 

January 7, 2016

Participation in the newly created Health and Wellness Technology Accelerator is open to companies that support human wellbeing through interventions that target nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, alcohol and smoking cessation.

January 7, 2016

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic of Janssen’s contraceptive. 

January 7, 2016

The eCare platform, developed by Zipnosis, allows patients to send a prescription to their preferred pharmacy after being diagnosed remotely in under an hour. 

January 7, 2016

The Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir combination is indicated for the treatment of Hepatitis C infection and offers a simplified Hepatitis C treatment regimen that eliminates the need for interferon and ribavirin. 

January 7, 2016

New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer is reporting that New York state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened today, near Manhattan’s Union Square. The new dispensary will be staffed by four pharmacists, with potential for up to 20 pharmacists serving patients with ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington’s disease, neuropathies, cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and spinal cord injuries — currently the only illnesses for which patients can receive a prescription for marijuana. Patients will be able to procure an eyedropper of liquid marijuana to place under the tongue — a result of the state’s efforts to prevent smoking and reduce potential costs for patients by eliminating the need for vaporizers or extract products.  (Daily Intelligencer)

January 7, 2016

Patients at CityMD urgent care locations will be able to use new Zipdrug kiosks to order delivery of their prescription. 

January 6, 2016

Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ co-CEO and chairman will present at J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference on Jan. 11. 

January 6, 2016

This group of drugs made up 47% of all approvals in 2015, making it the year that the most orphan drugs were approved in FDA history. 

January 6, 2016

Greenstone has launched its linezolid tablets, an authorized generic of Zyvox. 

January 6, 2016

The drug is the 14th contraceptive product Mylan has launched in the U.S. 

January 6, 2016

Look for highly targeted, biologically engineered drug therapies and a more integrated, teamwork-driven and evidence-based approach to medication therapy to dominate the pharmacy landscape in 2016.

January 5, 2016

REMS are FDA-mandated programs that provide additional information to patients and providers, and in certain cases restrict distribution of the product so that only specified entities have access to it.

January 5, 2016

Across the country, organizations are committing to training people in Mental Health First Aid in 2016, NCBH reported. 

January 5, 2016

Teva's new product, Tri-Lo-Sprintec, is indicated for use by females of reproductive potential to prevent pregnancy. 

January 4, 2016

Drug price concerns were the overriding theme of the microsurvey, with 45% of respondents wanting lower drug prices for patients.

January 4, 2016

About 90% of all specialty drug sales revenue flows through traditional and specialty distributors.

January 4, 2016
A total of 24 Republicans and 20 Democrats, including a total of 11 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, shared their support of retail pharmacy as qualified MTM providers. 
January 4, 2016

The Challenge is part of Script Your Future, a campaign launched by the National Consumers League and partners in 2011 to combat the problem of poor medication adherence.

January 4, 2016

Overall, more than 10,000 community pharmacies nationwide provide med sync services.