October 3, 2017

In a post on the Food and Drug Administration’s blog, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb noted that in many instances complex drugs — which include drugs with complex active ingredients and complex drug-device combination products — do not have generic competitors for various reasons.

September 29, 2017

Influenza vaccination coverage last year across the entire U.S. population was 46.8%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from the previous season.

September 29, 2017

Nearly 43 million Americans are on SNAP, according to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, with each household receiving an average monthly benefit of approximately $253.

September 28, 2017

The report evaluates the impact of the Improving Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Drug Spending Act, which has been introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives and prohibits retroactive pharmacy payment reductions as claims without any defect, impropriety or fraud in Medicare Part D.

September 26, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration worked with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies take action against some 500 websites selling illegal and unapproved versions of such prescription drugs directly to American patients.

September 22, 2017

Thrifty White recently introduced the dedicated diabetes pilot across 20 markets with plans to roll out the program to all stores  in October.

September 21, 2017

A recently introduced bill from Reps. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., has garnered interest from longtime proponents of e-prescribing in the retail pharmacy industry. 

September 20, 2017
In order to realize the estimated $11.4 billion in savings, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would need to revise the way it currently reimburses for biosimilar drugs.
 
September 15, 2017

CHPA strongly supports the OTC Monograph system as a balanced framework for regulating OTC medicines containing ingredients with a proven history of safe use.

September 15, 2017

CRN is working in consultation with the law firm Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, specialists in international trade law.

September 13, 2017

Wednesday on Capitol Hill saw the introduction of one bill from each side of the aisle that are diametrically opposed to each other.

September 12, 2017

The legislation aims to make it easier for generics makers to access drug samples of branded products when trying to develop a generic version, many of which are protected by Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies,

September 12, 2017
Recently, patient advocates and regulators have begun acknowledging a need for something to be done about increasing costs of specialty drugs — both for manufacturers and patients. 
 
September 6, 2017

The funds will be used to strengthen prevention efforts and better track opioid-related overdoses, CDC said.

August 31, 2017

Baricitinib is a once-daily oral investigational medication for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.

August 31, 2017

There are more than 550 pharmacies in New York City licensed to sell tobacco products. The prohibition would begin after these current licenses expire in 2018.

August 30, 2017

The FDA approved Novartis' Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

August 30, 2017

A recognized expert in clinical research and development, PhRMA's new chief medical officer hails from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

August 29, 2017

Over a seven year period, researchers found a 34% increase in overdose-related ICU admissions while ICU opioid deaths nearly doubled during that same period.

August 28, 2017

The agency noted that pregnant women may receive any licensed, recommended, age-appropriate influenza vaccine at any time.

August 23, 2017

The proposed orders announced Wednesday bar Synergixx, an ad agency, and its principals Charlie Fusco and Ronald Jahner from engaging in a wide range of marketing practices.

August 23, 2017

According to CTA research, 1.5 million devices designed to amplify ambient sounds are expected to be sold in the U.S. this year.

August 22, 2017

NACDS also is urging the members of Congress to work toward ultimate passage and enactment of the legislation.

August 18, 2017

One OTC category expected to emerge in the coming year is hearing aids, which, when paired with in-store hearing aid service centers, will become a powerful solution set.