July 18, 2016

Amgen, Cardinal Health, Rite Aid and Walmart helped support American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists this past weekend.

July 18, 2016

Industry organizations have responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s issuing of a document with details on the reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee agreement. 

July 13, 2016

Stansel has previously served as acting general counsel for the Dept. of Health and Human Services, working as the chief legal officer for it and several sub-agencies including the Food and Drug Administration. 

July 12, 2016

"CHPA strongly supports the OTC Monograph System, but we believe that policy reforms could make the system more flexible, responsive and accommodating to innovation," the association noted.

July 12, 2016

The agency has acted on 90% of the generic drug and prior approval supplement applications pending as of Oct. 1, 2012 — which puts it more than a year ahead of its final deadline of Sept. 30, 2017. 

July 11, 2016

The American Pharmacists Association has developed an overview of requirements and a more detailed summary that highlights key aspects of the rule and requirements relevant to pharmacists.

July 7, 2016

Walgreens will offer customers enrollment in the PMI Cohort Program at its stores, at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, online through Walgreens.com and through the Walgreens mobile app.

July 6, 2016

CRN member companies will be required as a condition of membership to input all their product labels into the product registry by July 2017.

July 6, 2016

The percentage of lower income Americans with poor diets declined from 68% in 2003 and 2004 to 61% in 2011 and 2012.  For more affluent Americans, the rate declined from 50% to 36%. 

July 1, 2016
NACDS and NCPA urged the Senate committee to adopt the House’s position in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act , which does not include provisions that would increase TRICARE copays, arguing that higher copays can have detrimental effects on patient health and federal spending. 
 
June 30, 2016

Toohey is the former president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association, where he oversaw that industry’s federal advocacy, international trade and technology programs, as well as a veteran of PhRMA’s advocacy team. 

June 27, 2016

The Price Relief, Innovation and Competition for Essential Drugs (PRICED) Act would amend the Public Health Service act to change the exclusivity period from 12 years to seven years. 

June 24, 2016

The Congressmen’s statements add fuel to feedback that the APhA provided to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health earlier this month on how to improve and sustain the Medicare program.

June 24, 2016

WellCare of Georgia Medicaid members will receive a 20% increase in their credit toward OTC supplies and an annual eye exam and eye care supplies, including OTC reading glasses, eyewashes and eye drops, are free.

June 23, 2016

ACIP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine or recombinant influenza vaccine, for everyone 6 months and older.

June 23, 2016

Specifically, CMS' proposed guidance would standardize the reporting by PDP sponsors of price concessions received from, and incentive payments made to, participating network pharmacies.

June 22, 2016

The bill was met with praise from several industry groups when it was introduced, and a Generic Pharmaceutical Association member testified at the hearing. 

June 22, 2016

To act under the standing order, Texas pharmacists will need to complete a one-hour course on dispensing naloxoine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in coordination with TPA.

June 21, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the "Restoring Access to Medications Act" Tuesday, which would make over-the-counter medicines re-eligible for purchase with a health savings account, Forbes reported. "It’s not surprising that HSAs have gone from partisan football to bipartisan cum-bay-yah in recent years. Over 20 million Americans now have a health insurance plan with an HSA," Forbes reported. "HSAs are making Obamacare a less unaffordable option for families. They are an integral and growing part of the national health insurance landscape." (Forbes)

June 17, 2016

Delaware becomes the 12th state to pass a law addressing the issue of cough medicine abuse among teens, CHPA noted.

June 13, 2016

The peak percentage of outpatient visits for ILI was 3.6% and occurred during the week ending March 12, 2016.

June 13, 2016

The dietary supplement industry contributes $121.6 billion to the U.S. economy, CRN reported, creating 754,645 jobs nationwide, and paying $38.4 billion in wages, illustrating the industry’s significant economic contribution. 

June 10, 2016

Depending upon how these fees are structured, OTC PDUFA fees could be as much a disincentive as it is an incentive to innovation. 

June 10, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission is nearing its decision on the proposed merger of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance, The New York Post reported late Thursday night, and signs point toward an approval. "The FTC’s biggest concern is the merger will give the combined company too much power when negotiating prices with pharmacy benefit managers," The Post reported. "[But] on Thursday, the chief executive of the No. 1 pharmacy manager, Express Scripts’ Tim Wentworth, said he welcomed the merger." (The New York Post