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.

June 13, 2017
The Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision which said Sandoz had to wait 180 days under federal law after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval to launch its biosimilar of Amgen’s Neupogen (filgrastim), Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz). 
June 12, 2017

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Supplement OWL is an online product registry that serves as resource for regulators, retailers and the industry, and can be accessed by anyone.

June 12, 2017

In PrescribeWellness’ 2017 Vaccination and Preventive Care Study, 55% of survey respondents said they prefer their pharmacy to their physician’s office as the place to get vaccinated.

June 9, 2017

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Committee highlighting pharmacy’s role in the healthcare system and urging passage of provider status legislation. 

June 9, 2017

According to the QuintilesIMS Institute’s 2017 Medicine Use and Spending report, Truvada had $3.1 billion in sales on an invoice price basis in 2016, ranking 17th among the top 20 medicines in the U.S. based on invoice spending.

June 8, 2017

Non-prescription devices such as personal sound amplification products typically are one-tenth the cost of prescription hearing aids.

June 2, 2017

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the American Pharmacists Association shared their concerns with the Trump Administration about the potential impact of drug importation on patient safety and the delivery of value-based care.