October 9, 2014

Congress and the sports nutrition industry independently called upon the Food and Drug Administration to act on removing an untested synthetic stimulant that was found in 12 products marketed as sports nutrition supplements.

October 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration earlier this month issued draft guidance with several recommendations for manufacturers of acetaminophen products. 

October 9, 2014

The recently amended NABP Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy are now available to assist the state boards of pharmacy in developing state laws or board rules in their efforts to protect the public health, NABP posted on its website Wednesday. 

October 9, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration granted final approval for the company's Uceris (budesonide) rectal foam for patients with mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis. 

October 8, 2014

"What happens when student pharmacists discover that their professional path may prove equal parts public health and public policy?"

October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 7, 2014

Biopharmaceutical company Chimerix on Monday announced that brincidofovir has been provided for potential use in patients with Ebola virus at the request of treating physicians.

October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families. 

October 6, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday urged the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to hold the Federal Trade Commission to the flexible “competent and reliable scientific evidence” standard for review of dietary supplement advertising.

October 6, 2014

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding, Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling and other senior leaders rang the opening bell Monday morning at the New York Stock Exchange.

October 6, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign.

October 1, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation for the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, drug stores and select other retail outlets.

September 30, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals and Progenics Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection in 12-mg dosage strength to treat constipation in patients taking opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain. 

September 26, 2014

Actavis on Friday confirmed that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration to market buprenorphine transdermal system, a generic version of Butrans from Purdue Pharma. 

September 26, 2014

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray as a treatment for bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

September 25, 2014

Celgene Corp. earlier this week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is the first and only PDE4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, according to the company.

September 25, 2014

AbbVie on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease patients ages 6 years and older when other treatments haven't worked well enough.

 

September 24, 2014

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — more commonly known as the Hatch Waxman Act — which enabled manufacturers to bring generic versions of pharmaceuticals to market more easily, GPHA president Ralph Neas issued a statement.

September 24, 2014

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, also known as the “Hatch-Waxman” Act, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued a statement to reflect on the evolution of providing patient access to generic medications and noted that it is looking forward to further progress in the years ahead.

September 23, 2014

A bill has been introduced that lawmakers say would “close federal loopholes” and increase consumer access to generic drugs while boosting market competition.

September 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Trulicity (dulaglutide), a once-a-week injection to improve blood-sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

September 18, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Thursday provided input on the Generic Drug User Fee Act process before the Food and Drug Administration. 

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has offered its support for new legislation — S. 2862, the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access, and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 — which calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement urging transparency, collaboration and prioritization in working with pharmacy and other healthcare stakeholders to help protect patient access and fight prescription drug abuse and diversion.