July 16, 2015

Increasing access to birth control through the pharmacy may pose a challenge - will pharmacists who counsel patients on family planning be reimbursed for their efforts?

July 15, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is exploring extending PDUFA through 2022. 

July 13, 2015

Illinois may be about to place a lock down on all prescribed hydrocodone painkillers. 

July 13, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration warns patients that prolonged use of NSAIDs could increase risk of heart attack or stroke. 

July 13, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) by a vote of 344-77 on Friday.

July 13, 2015

The White House has nominated Andy Slavitt, an advocate of data-driven health innovation, to serve as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ administrator. 

July 13, 2015

On the occasion of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which marks the sixth such event since the first in 1961, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson joined the dialogue by issuing a statement.

July 13, 2015

How hard is it to find $24 billion to offset the cost of repealing the medical device tax? As hard as it is “to find a cup of coffee at Starbucks.” That’s according to National Center for Policy Analysis senior fellow John R. Graham, in a Forbes commentary.

July 9, 2015

Congress pressures CMS to create regulatory framework around generic drug price transparency. 

July 9, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Medicaid at 50: Strengthening and Sustaining the Program” emphasizing the role pharmacy plays in providing convenient, accessible, and cost-effective health services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

July 7, 2015

A CDC poll found that the majority of Americans agree: the decision to risk one's health by choosing to smoke should be restricted to adults over 21. 

June 30, 2015

The GPhA's Biosimilars Council cautions FDA against adopting distinguishable names for biosimilars and biologics. 

June 30, 2015

CRN’s melatonin guidelines are the latest in a series of proactive recommendations that the association has developed as part of its self-regulatory initiatives.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 25, 2015

In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.

June 24, 2015

Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 24, 2015

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a piece of legislation earlier this month that helps expand patient access to pharmacists' patient care services. 

June 23, 2015

For 12 years, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has been educating members of Congress on the value and benefit of a regulated supplement industry. 

June 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is concerned that too great a deviance from a reference drug appearance could affect compliance. 

June 17, 2015

Federal regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, will be in place by this time next year. Most retailers won’t be ready, but Amazon says it will be as soon as the feds are. 

June 16, 2015

The FDA announced on Tuesday that it determined that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not generally recognized as safe for use in human food.

June 15, 2015

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., proposed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would impact how the military addresses supplementation. 

June 15, 2015

 "As it stands now, TPP will make it harder for the U.S. generic industry to sell its products overseas," GPhA's Ralp Neas reported. 

June 12, 2015

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, a group of more than 25 organizations representing patients, has released newspaper and radio advertisements calling for passage of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.