August 15, 2017

A recent Food and Drug Administration public meeting kicked off a two-month comment period during which stakeholders have been encouraged to share their input on how best to improve generic competition and what current barriers exist.

August 15, 2017

 Juliet Johnson will lead PhRMA’s day-to-day communication activities in support of the organization’s federal advocacy priorities.

August 15, 2017

Walgreens' Center for Health & Wellbeing Research is led by a team of more than 25 Walgreens health services researchers, clinicians, statisticians, public health practitioners, actuaries and data scientists.

August 14, 2017

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said that NACDS' comments shared with the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis were discussed in the meeting.

August 10, 2017

Among condom users, 59.9% of women and 56.4% of men aged 15–44 used only a condom and no other method during their last intercourse in the past 12 months.

August 9, 2017

The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act would mandate the e-prescribing of controlled substances under Medicare Part D. 

August 7, 2017

The new legislation will make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairment.

August 7, 2017

Rep. Mia Love represents Utah’s 4th congressional district and is the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

August 4, 2017

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson weighs in on the continued work necessary to combat the opioid crisis following the preliminary report of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

August 3, 2017

The drug received priority review and breakthrough therapy designations, as well as orphan drug designation for this indication.

August 3, 2017

The bill contains the reauthorizations of the Food and Drug Administration’s Prescription Drug, Biosimilar, and Generic Drug User Fee Acts.

August 1, 2017

At the top of the commission’s list of recommendations is their push to get President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. 

July 28, 2017

The BAT provision would have ended importers’ ability to deduct the cost of merchandise purchased from other countries.

July 28, 2017

The NACDS called the decision a wise move for patients, consumers and employers alike.

July 24, 2017

At a public meeting on July 18, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that by the end of the year, the agency would develop an internal strategy for dealing with abbreviated new drug applications, as well as a guidance on the best submission practices.

July 24, 2017

In an eight-month study with its first MTM client, Health Dialog realized significant adherence gains and optimal therapy adoptions to help improve upon CMS' Five-Star Quality Ratings.

July 24, 2017

In its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, the organization outlined the impact that the BAT would have on pharmacies and patients.

July 21, 2017

The clarification represents a victory for patients, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, who reached out to the DEA for clarification on the issue in a May letter to the DEA. 

July 21, 2017

NPA’s industry resources, along with pro-active advocacy efforts, continue to attract new members who know that the industry’s well being requires that they become involved, the asssociation stated.

July 20, 2017

Gilead’s hepatitis C treatment Vosevi and Puma Biotechnology’s breast cancer drug Nerlynx both earned Food and Drug Administration approval this week. 

July 17, 2017

Jean Coutu founder Jean Coutu spoke out regarding negotiations with Quebec around dispensing fees, according to a report published last week by Canada's Bell Media. Jean Coutu earlier this year agreed to surrender $300 million in collected dispensing fees in return for smaller manufacturer rebates that cut into pharmacy operating margins. "It is an average of $100,000 for each of our locations," Coutu told shareholders BellMedia reported. "It was extremely difficult to digest." (Bell Media)

July 14, 2017

The new tool is available to members of AmerisourceBergen’s pharmacy services administrative organization, Elevate Provider Network, who take advantage of its advanced features. 

July 14, 2017

The pilot, included in the 2017 federal budget plan, would allow TRICARE beneficiaries to get their prescriptions from retail pharmacies, rather than by mail order or through military treatment facilities.

July 14, 2017

Mike Hotra joins the organization as VP of its public affairs team, and Ken McKay is the advocacy organization’s new VP state government affairs.