March 9, 2017
Some 83% of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia taking Gleevec (imatinib) can live 10 years or longer, according to new data published in the New England Journal of Medicine, NBC News is reporting. The study looked at the original 1,100 patients in the Gleevec trial, though in the years since approval several generics have hit the market. The data shows the drug, which targets a CML-specific genetic mutation, has a 10-year survival rate of nearly 83%. (NBC News)
 
March 9, 2017

The latest 65,000-sq.-ft. Weis Markets supermarket represents the company’s new community market design, featuring a drive-through pharmacy and in-store dietitian.

March 9, 2017

Hypertension experts and researchers share the importance of a verified blood pressure kiosk when it comes to helping manage hypertension. 

March 8, 2017

Target and Walmart were among the retailers named to the 2017 National Association for Female Executives list.

March 7, 2017

The Glucose Health “Only at Walmart” television ad campaign is airing across primetime and daytime rotations on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, Game Show Network, Lifetime and TV Land.

March 7, 2017

Mike Agostino will return as president to Amber Pharmacy as Aaron Wiese leaves the position to become Hy-Vee VP strategy/innovation. 

March 7, 2017

Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution USP, 0.05% is indicated for short-term topical treatment of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of moderate to severe corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp.

March 6, 2017

Twenty years ago this month, I put on what was then my “lucky” tie, this horrible, neon yellow number from Banana Republic — it wore more like a bad Hawaiian shirt than a tie — and I started a new job as senior editor for OTCs and natural health at Drug Store News. Sure, I have a lot less hair today than I did then, but I also have much better taste in ties.

March 6, 2017

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals received approximately $83 million at closing, and will have the opportunity to earn up to $227 million of contingent consideration based on certain milestones through 2026.

March 6, 2017

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of the specialty market, in this multi-page report.

March 6, 2017

Specialty and biotech medicines aimed at treating cancer, multiple sclerosis and rare diseases will dominate much of drug development in 2017 and beyond, one of the nation’s top specialty pharmacy providers concluded.

March 6, 2017

Genoa won the silver award for Innovation in Health Care Delivery from the magazine at the March 2 award ceremony held at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. 

March 6, 2017

Among the 22 novel new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, about half were considered specialty drugs.

March 6, 2017

Epinephrine prescriptions not written for the Mylan product increased to 28.9 share in February, according to athenaResearch.

March 3, 2017

Nasal spray is for adults who awaken at least two times per night to urinate due to a condition known as nocturnal polyuria.

March 3, 2017

A. Alan Turfe is J.M. Smith's new CEO and chairman of its board of directors, effective March 1, having been selected by the company’s board after a nationwide search.

March 3, 2017

Kim Nguyen completed her undergraduate studies from UCLA and is currently enrolled in Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy to earn a Doctor of Pharmacology degree.

March 3, 2017

The bill will create more accountability for how federal health programs deliver prescription drug services, NCPA noted.

March 2, 2017

Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including Accordant, which provides care management program services for patients with rare, chronic diseases.

March 2, 2017

Odactra, manufactured for Merck, Sharp & Dohme, a subsidiary of Merck, by Catalent Pharma, provides patients an alternative treatment to allergy shots to help address their symptoms.

March 2, 2017

Memphis-based company is seeing continued improvement in its retail and specialty pharmacy divisions. 

March 2, 2017

The new company is named Change Healthcare and combines substantially all of CHC’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions.

March 2, 2017

During the 2012-2013 season, people who got a high-dose vaccine were 36% less likely to die in the 30 days following hospitalization or an emergency department visit due to the flu.

March 2, 2017

eRx Network discusses the importance of investing in up-to-date networking solutions, which can reduce the risk of connection failure and data breaches, for retail pharmacies.