July 30, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with consumer health engagement company higi, has announced that Marlena Kelley, pharmacy manager at Publix’s Daphne, Ala., location, is the grand prize winner of its June 2015 Fit Pharmacist Challenge, sponsored by Splenda.

July 30, 2015

Rite Aid announced same-store sales increased 2.4% for the four weeks ended July 25.

July 30, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. To commemorate the anniversary, Drug Store News has put together an exclusive report on the effect that Medicare and Medicaid have had on the retail pharmacy industry and how it has transformed the role of the pharmacist.

July 29, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association expressed support for the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., on Wednesday.

July 29, 2015

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

July 29, 2015

Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Roxane Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane (together, “Roxane” — an American specialty generics company) from Boehringer Ingelheim for about $2.65 billion.

July 29, 2015

Mylan on Wednesday announced that it received unconditional clearance from the European Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation for its acquisition of Perrigo Co., an Irish international manufacturer of private-label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

July 29, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and its member state boards of pharmacy are planning to enhance several of its examination and assessment programs to better reflect the evolving practice of pharmacy. Changes will begin in November 2015.

July 29, 2015

Rite Aid has announced Reliance ACO, based in southeast Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

July 29, 2015

Sainsbury’s, the United Kingdom’s second-largest supermarket chain, announced Wednesday that it sold its pharmacy chain to LloydsPharmacy for £125 million (approximately $195 billion).

July 29, 2015

Among the nearly 400 manufacturers, automation, sofware and pharmacy business vendors on the trade show foor at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference this week were several important pharmacy solutions.

July 29, 2015

Cardinal Health's RBC 2015 closing session featured NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, who shared his life story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles — including his insights on teamwork, leadership, having a special needs child, and facing cancer; a Spin to Win gameshow activity; and more info about Cardinal Health's partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project.

July 29, 2015

Customer Appreciation Night: Through the Decades was a celebration of 25 years at RBC. With surprises around every corner, this celebration allowed customers to turn back time. The celebration included dinner, dessert and a "Through the Decades" show.

July 29, 2015

Cardinal Health RBC’s Pharmacy Ownership Boot Camp was an intensive daylong lesson in how to successfully open and operate a community pharmacy hosted at Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas. 

July 28, 2015

In its largest acquisition to date, medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical acquired DeVilbiss Healthcare from Vestar Capital Partners in early July.

July 28, 2015

A GAO report released Monday suggests that the Drug Enforcement Agency should take steps to improve communications with pharmacists, manufacturers. 

July 28, 2015

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

July 28, 2015

Voters from all political parties support sunshine legislation that would make promote transparency in generic prescription drug payments by pharmacy benefit manager corporations, according to a national survey from the National Community Pharmacists Association released Tuesday.

July 28, 2015

Sandoz on Tuesday announced the launch of a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort Respules (budesonide inhalation suspension) in 1-mg strength. Sandoz expects to have 180-day generic drug marketing exclusivity for the 1-mg strength.

July 27, 2015

The FDA has approved Daklinza (daclatasvir), in combination with sofosbuvir, in treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infections.  

July 27, 2015

The Food and Drug administration announced Friday that it had approved Praluent (alirocumab), a cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor injection. 

July 27, 2015

The GpHA and Biosimilars Council have published their objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to the pages of the New York Times. 

July 27, 2015

The Israeli Health Ministry approved on Monday a decision to allow patients licensed to receive medical marijuana from a pharmacy with authorization from a medical expert, according to theJerusalem Post.

July 27, 2015

In a move that will reshape the generic pharmaceuticals landscape, Teva announced Monday that it would be acquiring Allergan Generics for $40.5 billion.