December 14, 2016

Pfizer's Eucrisa came into its portfolio in May with the company’s acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer projects that it could bring in $2 billion or more in annual sales. 

December 14, 2016

A potential acquisition of Actelion Pharmaceuticals by Johnson & Johnson is now looking less likely, and Actelion is talking to another company, which many reports identifying that company as Sanofi. 

December 14, 2016

The majority of community pharmacists are using social media to stay connected with their patients and drive visits to their physical store, according to an RxWiki survey released earlier this year.

December 14, 2016

Over the coming months Neighbourhood Pharmacies will be encouraging federal and provincial lawmakers to enact legislation and regulations that ensure Canadians use medical marijuana as intended.

December 14, 2016

With the acquisition, Omnicell adds Ateb’s Time My Meds medication synchronization program to its existing offerings, which include its SureMed medication adherence packaging and related automation. 

December 14, 2016

As part of the agreement, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, will manage and provide all clinical services at 17 retail clinics within Walgreens stores in South Florida, while Walgreens opens three pharmacies within UHealth facilities.

December 13, 2016

The drug is indicated to improve blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes when both empagliflozin and metformin can be taken.

December 13, 2016

Eli Lilly & Co. has outlined a new initiative, set to begin Jan. 1, 2017, that will offer access to Lilly insulin at discounted prices to patients via Blink Health’s mobile and web platforms through a partnership with Express Scripts. 

December 13, 2016

The act will invest more than $6 billion over seven years to provide funding for various initiatives, including fighting prescription drug abuse, expanding the president’s Precision Medication Initiative and funding the “cancer moonshot,” aimed at finding new and better treatments for cancer.

December 12, 2016

Alvogen and Natco Pharma on Monday announced the launch of their generic of Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) capsules, the first generic of the flu treatment to hit the U.S. market. The generic was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in August.

December 12, 2016
Par’s generic is entitled to market exclusivity based on the first-to-file status of the application filed by its licensing partners, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals USA. 
December 12, 2016

In an effort to make reporting the dispensing of controlled substances easier for it pharmacy partners, QS/1 announced Monday that it had become the first pharmacy management software provider to offer integration with Apriss Health’s NARxCHECK.

December 12, 2016

"The medical community struggles with managing medication from a cost and patient safety perspective. ... These challenges can be addressed through collaboration between physicians and pharmacists," UA stated.

December 9, 2016

Arete Pharmacy Network said the acquisition would expand its geographical footprint as part of its effort to extend its programs and services to a larger pool of independent and small chain pharmacies. 

December 9, 2016

George Barrett sees a more active consumer, which could lead to more patient-centered policies. 

December 9, 2016

The results come from an employee survey administered by research firm WorkplaceDynamics. The survey measured such aspects of workplace culture as alignment, execution and connection. T

December 9, 2016

Retailer will begin by closing 40 underperforming stores, netting $4M in savings.

December 9, 2016
The focus of the initiative, which will see Lilly making an upfront payment of $30 million to AstraZeneca, is an antibody called MEDI1814, which can potentially slow the progression of the illness and is currently in Phase 1 trials. 
December 9, 2016

By the end of 2017, Accenture projects there will be more than 2,800 retail clinics, noting that this represents a 47% increase from 2014, when there were more than 1,900 clinics in the U.S.

December 9, 2016

London Drugs is hoping to beat Shoppers Drug Mart to market in terms of dispensing medical marijuana, Canada's Tri-City News reported Thursday. “We’ll be as fast as the laws allow," London Drugs VP John Tse told the Candadian daily, "but it could happen overnight, we’re that ready." London Drug pharmacists are already reviewing potential drug-drug interactions. "We're interested from the perspective of how does it affect other medication the patient might be on and other health conditions they might have,” Tse said. “As a pharmacy we want it all documented properly so that we can advise patients and other health care professionals.” (Tri-City News)

December 8, 2016

In addition to returning the rights to Belbuca to BioDelivery Sciences International, Endo will be eliminating its 375-member pain sales field force in an effort to refocus its U.S. branded strategy on specialty, including its Xiaflex. 

December 8, 2016

higi’s health screening stations and omni-channel consumer engagement platform provide benefits for consumers, pharmacy retailers and health care stakeholders.

December 8, 2016

 A new report from Evaluate’s editorial branch EP Vantage, 2017 could be a year of increased corporate activity and cash flow in the biopharmaceutical industry, partially as a result of the incoming Trump administration. 

December 8, 2016

The company told USA Today the cuts would take effect Feb. 10, with its Fairfax, Delaware headquarters seeing about 120 of the expected cuts, with other impacted roles spanning those that are field-based in both sales and non-sales.