February 5, 2015

Merck earlier this week announced that Belsomra (suvorexant) is now available at pharmacies in the United States for the treatment of insomnia.

February 5, 2015

Pfizer has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hospira.

 

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 5, 2015

The Walgreens API team announced the availability of the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler Application Program Interface.

 

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid has announced that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These mark the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

February 4, 2015

Are community-based pharmacists underused in the care of persons living with HIV? 

February 3, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the introduction of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules, CII, in 10-mg dosage strength.

February 3, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of rizatriptan benzoate tablets in 5- and 10-mg dosage strengths. 

 

February 3, 2015

CVS/pharmacy's mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.

 

February 3, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy announced Monday that it has earned the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites seal of approval from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

February 3, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin) tablets. 

 

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 3, 2015

Zogenix last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new formulation of the company's Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release capsules, CII.

February 2, 2015

A proposal in the Budget of the U.S. government, fiscal year 2016 calls for an increase in retail pharmacy prescription drug co-pays.

February 2, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults, making it the first FDA-approved medicine to treat this condition.

 

February 2, 2015

Mylan announced that it will acquire certain businesses from specialty women's healthcare company Famy Care Limited for $750 million, with additional contingent payments of up to $50 million. 

February 2, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers.

February 2, 2015

Ohio state legislators have approved a bill that gives pharmacists and pharmacy interns an expanded scope of practice where immunizations are concerned.

February 2, 2015

The value of collaboration through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores was on display Monday, as the NACDS Regional Chain Conference explored business-to-business partnerships and a public policy agenda that benefits patients and consumers.

February 2, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Monday announced the appointment of Marco Pagni as EVP and global chief legal and administrative officer.

January 30, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced Thursday that URAC, the largest accrediting body for health care, has once again given BioPlus its seal of approval by accrediting it through an on-site process.