October 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.

October 22, 2014

A JAMA study noted that about two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the Food and Drug Administration still contained banned ingredients at least six months after being recalled.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 22, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Susan Dentzer, health analyst at PBS NewsHour and senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak during the closing “Breakfast With…” session.

October 21, 2014

McKesson and Health Mart on Monday featured solutions designed to help community pharmacies deliver better patient care and sustain growth.

 

October 21, 2014

Hundreds of attendees gathered in Austin, Texas, to attend the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition — a meeting marked with positive energy and optimism for the future of community pharmacy.

October 21, 2014

As many as 20% of American adults already own a wearable device, and the adoption rate — on par with that of tablets in 2012 — is expected to rise quickly.

 

October 20, 2014

Advocate Health Care and Abbott on Monday announced a major research program to demonstrate how nutrition protocols can reduce both patients' readmission rates and costs in the hospital.

October 17, 2014

Healthentic, an analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, found the overall vaccination rate of employees was only 10%.

October 16, 2014

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, on Thursday announced that members of EPIC Pharmacy Network will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network.

October 16, 2014

Congress has a chance to advance one specific aspect of healthcare innovation, and it should make the most of this opportunity.

 

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

October 15, 2014

Health Mart this week launched a series of new marketing tools to enable members to assist Medicare beneficiaries in choosing coverage plans that are right for them.

October 15, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in defense of the patent protecting its $4 billion multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, according to a Reuters report. 

October 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., earlier this month launched an investigation into soaring generic drug prices.

October 14, 2014

Twenty African-American and Hispanic community and health care organizations earlier this month submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration raising concerns that its Proposed Rule on Generic Labeling could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines. 

October 14, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday launched AccessBetterCoverage.org.

 

October 10, 2014

Earlier this month in Washington, D.C., ASAE - the Center for Association Leadership (formerly known as the American Society of Association Executives), presented the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin with the 2014 Summit Award.

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday. 

October 10, 2014

New patient research commissioned by McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions identified emerging trends in medication adherence, the use of co-pay cards, and attitudes towards healthcare providers, including both physicians and pharmacists.

October 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a written statement in lead-up to a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.

October 10, 2014

Kicking off American Pharmacists Month this year on Oct. 2 was the second annual #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon. Highlighting the important role pharmacists have in patient care, their communities and the broader healthcare landscape, more than 11,000 tweets with the hashtag #Pharmacist were sent during the 24-hour period — some 467 an hour, according to healthcare social media watcher Symplur. 

October 8, 2014

Leading businessman and founder of Pro-Line ethnic hair care brand, Comer Joseph Cottrell Jr., died on Oct. 3 of natural causes at his Dallas home, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 82 years old.