March 14, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently collaborated with the Florida Department of Health to conduct additional analysis of locally acquired Zika cases, including analysis of resident travel patterns in Florida.

March 14, 2017

Pharmacy patient care and collaboration across healthcare segments are vital to improving health and wellness nationwide, wrote Steve Anderson.

March 14, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its assessment of the American Health Care Act, the House GOP's proposal to replace Obamacare, and The Hill is outlining five of the biggest takeaways. Among them are the 24 million individuals who would be uninsured by 2026, with 14 million losing coverage next year, as well as the expected reduction in the federal deficit that the bill would bring about. The bill would also create extensive changes to Medicaid.  (The Hill)

March 14, 2017

A partnership between HRA Pharma and Ibis Reproductive Health to begin an application for an OTC oral contraceptive to the Food and Drug Administration was recently announced, researchers noted.

March 13, 2017

He served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and as deputy chief of staff from 2004–2007.

March 13, 2017

Scott Gottlieb had served as a senior adviser at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the Bush years and a decade ago served as a deputy commissioner at the FDA.

March 10, 2017

The ads state “Pharmacists provide access to better healthcare every day,” and “We’re here to provide access to health policy solutions.”

March 10, 2017

"NCPA believes these congressional committees should schedule hearings soon on S. 413 and H.R. 1038 to address this unsustainable situation," the association stated.

March 10, 2017

Of the three classes of medicine identified in the Canadian switch report, one is already available OTC in the U.S. and a second is expected to be under consideration for non-prescription status this year.

March 9, 2017

The U.S. House and Ways Committee voted 23-16 early Thursday morning to approve legislation intended to replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 9, 2017

Roughly one-third of Americans experience at least one nutrient deficiency, especially iodine, vitamin B6 and vitamin D.

March 9, 2017

H.R. 749 is intended to require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to act upon applications for generic drugs within 180 days of being filed that are in short supply or when there are too few manufacturers on the market is being revised.

March 7, 2017

New plans would no longer penalize Americans for failing to have health insurance, instead opting to encourage Americans to keep medical coverage by allowing insurance to pose a surcharge of 30% for those who have a gap between plans.

March 6, 2017

Twenty years ago this month, I put on what was then my “lucky” tie, this horrible, neon yellow number from Banana Republic — it wore more like a bad Hawaiian shirt than a tie — and I started a new job as senior editor for OTCs and natural health at Drug Store News. Sure, I have a lot less hair today than I did then, but I also have much better taste in ties.

March 6, 2017

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of the specialty market, in this multi-page report.

March 6, 2017

Specialty and biotech medicines aimed at treating cancer, multiple sclerosis and rare diseases will dominate much of drug development in 2017 and beyond, one of the nation’s top specialty pharmacy providers concluded.

March 6, 2017

Among the 22 novel new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, about half were considered specialty drugs.

March 3, 2017

The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM. Over the past several years,12 states have addressed this issue by passing similar legislation.

March 3, 2017

The bill will create more accountability for how federal health programs deliver prescription drug services, NCPA noted.

February 28, 2017

More than 200 members of Americans for Affordable Products stated in a letter to politicians that the BAT is tantamount to “a ‘cost of living tax’ that will make the lives of millions of middle-class Americans harder and more expensive.”

February 28, 2017

The letter reaffirmed NCPA's support of President Trump's initiatives to reduce prescription drug costs and enhance transparency.

February 27, 2017

During his listening session with representatives from the health insurance industry about the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump said, “we're going to come up with something where not only will the market be great, but the people are going to be taken care of.” 

February 27, 2017

The new by-laws were approved by the full membership on Feb. 17, 2017. 

February 24, 2017

Approximately 530 Alabama independent drug store owners are seeking relief of as much as $5,000 per store per year in business license fees by excluding prescription sales from gross receipts, according to a report published Friday by the Alabama Media Group. State legislation has been introduced to that end, but is opposed by local municipalities looking at stark revenue reductions. "Cities like Montgomery and Mobile claim the hit would be excessive," the report noted. "In Mobile, city officials estimate that computing a store's gross sales by including prescription medicine has brought in an average of $465,000 annually for the past five years." (AL.com)