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. 

July 12, 2017

Over-the-counter hearing aid devices are expected to range in price from $100 to $600.

July 11, 2017

Rachel Sher was most recently a senior policy analyst in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Policy.

 
July 11, 2017

The term “medical food” is defined by Congress as “a food which is formulated to be consumed [orally] or administered internally under the supervision of a physician."

July 10, 2017

NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson stressed pharmacy’s role as “a working partner” with whom the government could collaborate to find solutions.

July 10, 2017

The program would restore access to chain and independent pharmacies for TRICARE beneficiaries, who currently have to obtain non-generic medications through mail-order pharmacies or military treatment facilities.

June 30, 2017

See photos from the two-day fly in to Capitol Hill conducted by National Association of Chain Drug Store board members, during which they met with lawmakers to share the role pharmacy plays in the nation’s healthcare system.

June 28, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has shared a list of drugs without patents or exclusivity that don't yet have generics, and has outlined a new plan for expediting review of generics of drugs with limited competition.

June 27, 2017

The two companies imposed the July 7 deadline on the FTC when they certified compliance on May 8, requiring action within 60 days. 

June 26, 2017

Rituxan Hycela contains hyaluronidase human, an enzyme that helps with the subcutaneous delivery of Rituxan's active ingredient, rituximab, allowing for faster administration compared with intravenous Rituxan.

June 22, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Competition Action Plan begins with a public hearing on July 18 to assess the places where FDA regulations could be creating obstacles to generic access.

June 22, 2017

CTA projects U.S. unit sales of all wearable tech devices will reach 48 million units in 2017 (a 14% year-over-year increase) and earn $5.5 billion in revenue (a 3% increase).

June 22, 2017

The Better Care Reconciliation Act is a 142-page bill that largely mirrors the American Health Care Act that passed the House of Representatives last month, with some key differences. 

June 21, 2017

The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 would clarify the Drug Quality and Security Act in a way that would align the statute with congressional intent to balance the issues of public safety and patient access. 

June 20, 2017

The company said that it’s expecting a launch in the second-half of 2017, and that it has already submitted an application to the FDA for a junior version of Symjepi.

June 19, 2017
The drug is indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease.
 
June 16, 2017
The move makes Oregon the 14th state to pass a law banning dextromethorphan sales to patients younger than 18 years old, joining states across the country in recognizing that limiting teen access to DXM is a proven way to prevent abuse, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association said.
June 15, 2017

The National Community Pharmacists Association shared with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service a list of provisions it hopes will be included in the final rule for managed care organizations.

June 13, 2017

Day on the Hill attendees spend a full day conducting face-to-face meetings with Congressional offices.