February 14, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid, Walmart and Target had already joined the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an effort to stop the BAT.

February 14, 2017

Its new identity will improve recognition that the generic and biosimilar medicines industry is one of “the nation's great health care success stories, and that competition from generics and biosimilars lowers the cost of medicine.”

February 14, 2017

The partnership will give NPA members preferential access for their manufacturing facilities to become Informed-Choice Certified sites, NPA noted.

February 10, 2017

ILI nationwide reached 4.8%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and a sharp uptick in the 3.9% in ILI reported the week prior.

February 10, 2017

Noting that Price will play a key role in selecting the next commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Healthcare Products Associaton offered several qualities that would embody an ideal candidate.

February 9, 2017

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction yesterday between the United States and VivaCeuticals, doing business as Regeneca Worldwide.

February 8, 2017

George Barrett is serving a two-year term at the nonpartisan group, an alliance of companies and organizations representing all sectors of American healthcare.

February 6, 2017

Already CRN has made significant progress in connecting to the 60 freshman Congressional leaders within the first 100 days, a promise CRN president and CEO Steve Mister shared with Drug Store News at the top of the year.

February 6, 2017

Nationwide during the week ended Jan. 28, 3.9% of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenza-like illness.

February 6, 2017

NACDS leadership also urges attendees to take part in RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill next month.

February 3, 2017

Overall, 88% of Americans believe that the benefits of inoculations, specifically MMR vaccines, outweigh the risks, the Pew Research Center reported.

February 3, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced leadership changes to some of its advocacy efforts as longtime SVP advocacy Jeff Bond is set to retire. 

February 2, 2017

Generics have made a huge difference to the U.S. healthcare system’s bottom line in the past decade, a savings that takes 13 figures to tabulate.

February 2, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, the Food and Drug Administration gave a gift of sorts to drug makers looking to submit to the agency an application for approval of a biosimilar drug when it issued its final guidance, “Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support a Demonstration of Biosimilarity to a Reference Product.”

February 2, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry, including generics, automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

 

January 31, 2017

Sunshine State News is reporting that U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., have introduced the Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act, which is aimed at encouraging generics makers to develop generics of products with little or no competition, or for drugs that are in short supply. The bill calls for the creation of a Priority Review Voucher for generics applications filed for drugs that have no current competition. The bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Monday, and eight representatives have signed on. (Sunshine State News)

January 31, 2017

Executives from several the pharmaceutical industry convened at the White House Tuesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. 

January 26, 2017

CRN partnered with BrandHive, a Utah-based marketing agency with  more than 20 years experience in the dietary supplement industry, to develop the media buy for the advertising campaign.

January 26, 2017

If the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal is not extended, Walgreens may need to forfeit a $325 million termination fee, analysts noted.

January 26, 2017

"At this time, we are actively engaged in discussion with Rite Aid regarding how to proceed," Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina told shareholders. "These discussions include taking into account anything that is required to gain approval."

January 24, 2017

The proposed $37 billion merger between Aetna and Humana hits a roadblock with a ruling from a federal judge in a lawsuit between the companies and the federal government. 

January 24, 2017

The bill reached impressive levels of bipartisan support in the prior Congress, with half of the Senate and two-thirds of the U.S. House of Representatives co-sponsoring the measure.

January 20, 2017

Newly elected President Donald Trump lists six top issues, but health care is not one of them.

January 19, 2017

The percentage of Americans who approve of Obamacare reached its highest level of 48%, but nearly an equal number disapprove.