October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

October 17, 2014

With open enrollment for the 2015 health insurance plan year set to begin on Nov. 15, National Association of Chain Drug Stores members were invited by Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to participate in a pharmacy issues meeting on Friday.

October 17, 2014

Purdue Pharma has launched an awareness campaign to address specific knowledge gaps among pharmacists related to its Schedule III extended-release transdermal opioid, Butrans.

October 17, 2014

As previously reported, the pharmacy landscape in North Dakota could be heating up if a state law banning out-of-state pharmacy ownership is repealed in November. According to a recent poll, North Dakota voters have mixed opinions.

October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.

October 16, 2014

Specialty pharmacy Burmans last week received the new “Shaping Healthcare Delivery” award at this year’s AmerisourceBergen’s ThinkLive Conference. 

October 16, 2014

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, on Thursday announced that members of EPIC Pharmacy Network will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network.

October 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Esbriet (pirfenidone), as well as Ofev (nintedanib), to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a condition in which the lungs scar over time.

October 16, 2014

GreatCall on Wednesday announced that its suite of connected health and safety products and services is available in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide.

 

October 16, 2014

 Big Belli on Thursday announced the December 2014 premiere of a documentary called “40 Weeks.” 

October 16, 2014

Top executives of several pharmacy retailers in British Columbia, including London Drugs, Safeway and Rexall, are threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of B.C. if it tries to block tobacco sales in their stores on the grounds that the college would be exceeding its powers and jurisdiction, the Vancouver Sun reported.

October 15, 2014

 H. D. Smith was recently announced as a finalist of the 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards in the Large Family Business of the Year and the Community Service categories.

October 15, 2014

AbbVie has notified Shire of its board of directors' intention to reconsider the recommendation made on July 18 that AbbVie stockholders adopt the merger agreement needed to complete the proposed combination of AbbVie and Shire.

 

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

October 15, 2014

Health Mart this week launched a series of new marketing tools to enable members to assist Medicare beneficiaries in choosing coverage plans that are right for them.

October 15, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Co. on Tuesday announced that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has issued a consent judgment confirming the validity of its dual-iron patent.

October 15, 2014

The adoption of personal medical devices and healthcare kiosks that capture consumer health data — like blood pressure and glucose — coupled with data points with a patient’s health record at the pharmacy represents a significant opportunity to enhance disease state management programs.

October 15, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in defense of the patent protecting its $4 billion multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, according to a Reuters report. 

October 15, 2014

Sanofi US announced Wednesday the findings of a new survey that reveals striking differences in opinion among various age groups about diabetes and available treatment options.

October 15, 2014

As the Food and Drug Administration begins to explore ways to improve its user-fee program for generic drugs, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its members have weighed in with suggestions on how to shore up the law to ensure that it helps bring generics to market faster and provides benefits across the entire healthcare system.

October 15, 2014

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, if the name applies to a biosimilar medicine.

October 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., earlier this month launched an investigation into soaring generic drug prices.

October 14, 2014

CVS/pharmacy will offer its senior patients an easy way to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during the annual enrollment period of Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, the company has announced.