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. 

July 27, 2015

As the sole U.S. supplier of fluoxymesterone, Upsher-Smith sought a way to renew the product’s availability after the company’s initial API manufacturer discontinued its supply. 

July 24, 2015

Anthem, Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Cigna Corporation in a transaction valued at $54.2 billion.

July 24, 2015

On Friday, Stichting Preferred Shares Mylan, an independent foundation established in the Netherlands, announced that it would exercise its full call option to purchase 488,388,431 preferred shares in Mylan.

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

July 24, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores today announced that the Exhibit Hall for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo, which will take place from Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, is sold out.

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had approved Novartis’ Odomzo (sonidegib). The drug is meant to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of advanced skin cancer.

July 24, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy has partnered with Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy to offer Pharmaca patients access to specialty pharmacy services.

July 23, 2015

To get a better sense of why more independent pharmacy owners are gravitating toward the co-branding option, Drug Store News talked with John Fiacco, VP of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, and pharmacy owner Jerry Callahan. 

July 23, 2015

AmerisourceBergen Corp. reported Thursday that revenue rose 12.8% to $34.2 billion for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, partially due to the onboarding of the new Walgreens Boots Alliance generic pharmaceuticals business and the solid organic sales growth in its independent pharmacy business.

July 23, 2015

John Balch is committed to Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy’s underlying mission of making its stores healthcare destinations — something that has seen him fully embrace the company’s new co-branding option. 

July 23, 2015

Before Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business conference meeting, Drug Store News spoke with the company’s SVP marketing and consumer solutions Christi Pedra and SVP Independent Retail Sales Steve Lawrence. 

July 23, 2015

In order to help solve what it calls the “conversion conundrum,” Cardinal Health is bringing tips to their customers with a new video platform — and allowing them to share their best practices here at its annual Retail Business Conference. 

July 23, 2015

Cardinal Health recognized three independent drug stores as winners of the annual Independent Pharmacy Best Practices during the opening session of this year’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas.

July 23, 2015

Lupin announced Thursday that it will acquire Gavis Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories in a $880 million, cash- and debt-free transaction. 

July 23, 2015

With 3-of-the-5 CMS Star Rating metrics based on medication adherence, Cardinal Health unveiled a new suite of adherence-boosting tools under its Adherence Advantage program, here at RBC 2015.

July 23, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill extending the authority of pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer certain immunizations as of July 1. The bill comes after a surge in whooping cough cases in New York, which began in 2013.

July 23, 2015

The opening session for Cardinal Health’s 25th annual Retail Business Conference featured speakers like pharmaceutical segment CEO Jon Giacomin and Gen. Colin Powell (U.S., ret.).

July 23, 2015

Drug Store News spoke with Betsy Walker, Community Relations director at Cardinal Health, about its medication-abuse prevention program, GenerationRx, as it launched its new branding and website initiatives.