December 1, 2016

According to the CVS Health poll, 26% of respondents admitted they put off needed medical care in the past month because of high costs.

November 29, 2016

The retail pharmacy industry is "enthusiastic to help leverage pharmacy to improve Americans’ health and well-being," NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson noted regarding Trump's health nominations. "NACDS has a powerful story to tell."

November 29, 2016

GPhA president and CEO Chip Davis called for passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which is headed to the House of Representatives this week, citing its funding for an act that would work to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

November 22, 2016

Presidential election of Donald Trump not the only thing to look at beginning in 2017.

November 16, 2016

Meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings with an accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states.

November 16, 2016

Biosimilars are expected to save the healthcare system between $44 billion and $250 billion in the next 10 years.

November 16, 2016

Aurobindo has introduced a new label design as the company continues to eclipse market growth predictions, most recently moving into the Top 6 among all generic companies in prescriptions dispensed, according to QuintilesIMS National Prescription Audit data from August.

November 16, 2016

The Generic Drug User Fee Agreement, enacted under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012, has generated some $1.5 billion in user fees and has seen 1,992 approvals issued.

November 16, 2016

Generic medications saved the U.S. healthcare system more money in 2015 than ever before, according to the eighth-annual “2016 Generic Drug Savings & Access in the United States Report,” compiled by Quintiles IMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. This year’s report found $227 billion saved by using generics in 2015.

November 15, 2016

The NACDS Foundation has continued to advance its mission this year through several vital initiatives, including a collaborative response to the Zika virus public health emergency with the CDC and the CDC Foundation.

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday softened his stance on his manifesto to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, The Wall Street Journal reported. Following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Trump suggested he may keep a few provisions, such as the ban on denying insurance based on pre-existing conditions and the provision allowing parents to extend coverage for their children. "I told [Pres. Obama] I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told The Journal. “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” (The Wall Street Journal)

November 10, 2016

Provider status legislation in good hands as new 115th Congress gavels into session in January.

November 10, 2016

An HDA survey found that a majority of pharmaceutical manufacturers, 89%, indicated that distributors will start to receive serialized products before the DSCSA-mandated deadline.

November 2, 2016

The Supplement OWL is now moving beyond the original beta-test and CRN is urging companies to test out the product by inputting dietary supplement labels.

October 31, 2016

At the program’s launch in 2006, CRN urged the dietary supplement industry to police the advertising marketplace through an industry campaign headlined “There’s a new sheriff in town. You!”

October 27, 2016

MIAMI - The Zika virus will become endemic to Florida, the nation’s highest ranking infectious disease expert told Florida health officials earlier this week, according to a report in the Miami Herald. “Here’s the plain truth: that Zika and other diseases spread by Aedes aegypti [mosquito species] are really not controllable with current technologies. So we will see this become endemic,” Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "What we anticipate will happen is that this season will calm down within the continental United States. We hope that Miami-Dade will stop having cases, but we can't promise that. [And] we will see parts of the hemisphere where it will be endemic. It will come back every year.” (Miami Herald)

October 25, 2016

Generic Pharmaceutical Association SVP sciences and regulatory affairs David Gaugh outlined the goals of GPhA and the FDA in negotiations over the second iteration of GDUFA at a public meeting on Oct. 21.

October 24, 2016

The funding, distributed through CDC's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement, will support activities to protect the health of Americans, especially pregnant women.

October 24, 2016

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy.

October 24, 2016

The FDA approved Vaxchora in June for adults traveling to cholera-affected areas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended it for travelers to areas of active cholera transmission the same month. 

October 21, 2016

This increase restores PHEP funds previously redirected from states and other jurisdictions in March 2016 to support CDC’s Zika response.

October 21, 2016

The FDA's Canadian equivalent has 11 AERs associated with homeopathic teething remedies. However, when further researched, those that were considered serious adverse events were not associated at all with the teething products.

October 20, 2016

The American Psychological Association last week released a finding from its annual “Stress in America” survey that more than half of adults in the United States feel very or somewhat stressed by the election. Republicans and Democrats are feeling this stress at similar rates. There is even talk of what is formally called Election Stress Disorder.