March 11, 2016

FlavoRx on Friday, alongside Maryland’s commerce secretary Mike Gill, unveiled its new reconstitution and flavoring device, the FlavorMaster.

March 11, 2016

Teva on Thursday became the first company to get U.S. approval for its generic Viagra from the Food and Drug Administration. Regulatory Focus is reporting that according to Teva, the erectile dysfunction generic will start being marketed in December 2017, due to a settlement the company reached with Pfizer, which makes Viagra. The drug was approved in 25- 50- and 100-mg dosage strengths. (Regulatory Focus)

March 10, 2016
This marks Alembic’s seventh product launch in 2016. 
March 10, 2016

In 2014, only about 35% of covered drugs on Medicare Part D drug plans were subject to coinsurance, but that number rose to 58% this year.

March 10, 2016

The technology involved in the new vaccine, which can be produced in four weeks and six times faster than egg-based methods, involves implanting influenza genetic material into tobacco leaves.

March 10, 2016

Held April 9-10, “Exploring Successful Management for Pharmacy Operations” will look at objectives, approaches, tools and technology that can help pharmacies keep up with a constantly changing industry landscape.

March 10, 2016

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the list of people honored this year as We Work for Health Champions. The honorees are made up of 13 employees from 12 biopharmaceutical companies who nominated by their peers and recognized for their commitment to their policy advocacy and community service efforts.

March 10, 2016
The survey was released by Pfizer and the American Diabetes Association in support of Step On Up, an educational campaign about diabetic nerve pain featuring comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer.
March 10, 2016

This week's Walgreens Flu Index report for the week of March 6 indicated Arizona, Mississippi and Texas were the top three states experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

March 9, 2016

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat pharmacy, in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, has rolled out a new campaign featuring patients living with MS. As part of the campaign, the company released a video of one MS patients, highlighting the story of one of the 350,000 to 500,000 people diagnosed with MS. 

March 9, 2016

A judge in August declared that the FDA would limit the company’s first amendment rights if it prevented Amarin from sharing with physicians truthful data that supports a use the FDA hasn’t approved.

March 9, 2016

Lupin said the acquisition will grow the company’s footprint in the U.S. generics market and expands its dermatology, controlled substance product and high value and niche generics pipeline

March 9, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

March 9, 2016

The study also found a gap between what providers thing they are offering and how consumers perceive the quality of their offerings.

March 9, 2016

The drug is indicated to control and prevent asthma symptoms in children aged 1 to 8 year. 

March 8, 2016

The American Pharmacists Association concluded its Annual Meeting and Exposition, APhA2016, on Monday, hosting almost 6,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students in Baltimore, Md.

March 8, 2016

“Better care, smarter spending, healthier people.” Those were the goals set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September when it unveiled plans for a five-year federal experiment to gauge the effectiveness of expanded medication therapy management for Medicare patients.

March 8, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year.

March 8, 2016

As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.

March 8, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

March 8, 2016

Hal Harrison — incoming CEO of Mutual Drug Corp., is a 35-year veteran of the industry who currently serves as Mutual Drug’s SVP operations. 

March 8, 2016
WHEELING, Ill. — MMF Industries is making a foray into prescription drug protection, launching its Med-Master line of locking storage units.    There are three Med-Master units —the Premium unit features a wireless RFID lock, as well as pill sorting tray, illuminated magnifier and dry-erase reminder kit; the Deluxe unit has the same features, but is secured by a three-digit combination lock; and the standard unit features a three-digit combination lock. All three are made of durable steel.   
March 8, 2016

March is Pharmacist Awareness Month in Canada, and local organizations are working to make sure patients know what pharmacists can offer, while also trying to expand ways Ontario pharmacists can assist patients. 

March 8, 2016

A group of lawmakers is working on legislation that will improve access to and funding for mental health care.