April 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for constipation related to use of opioid painkillers made by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug makers said.

April 24, 2013

Generic drug maker Hospira marked its fifth year marketing knock-off versions of biotech drugs in Europe Wednesday as it presented at the 2013 Biotechnology Industry Organization International Convention this week.

April 24, 2013

A dramatic jump in the rates of misuse of prescription stimulants over the past four years is linked to lax attitudes on the part of parents, according to a new study, though misuse and abuse of prescription opioids has remained flat.

April 23, 2013

Cardinal Health's philanthropic division is offering grants to organizations for programs to prevent abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.

April 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a second product in BD's new line of injectable drugs, the company said Tuesday.

April 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an interactive map that allows users to find licensed online pharmacies by searching through states' board of pharmacy databases.

April 23, 2013

An armed robber allegedly stole sensitive electronic information on pharmacy customers from a Kmart store in Little Rock, Ark., last month, the mass merchandise retailer said.

April 23, 2013

As the retail pharmacy industry continues to explore outcome-based solutions to help drive down the cost of overall health care, incoming National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Robert Narveson pointed to the oath a pharmacist takes for inspiration during his inaugural address here before attendees of the 2013 NACDS Annual Meeting.

April 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive drug made by Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said.

April 22, 2013

Many parents give young children medicines for cough and cold that they shouldn't use, according to a new poll by the University of Michigan.

April 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Alcon, the drug maker said.

April 22, 2013

During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting today, the association elected the new officers, two new executive committee members and four new board of directors members for the coming year.

April 22, 2013

Stephanie Narveson, wife of Bob Narveson, incoming NACDS chairman and president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy, welcomed attendees of the NACDS luncheon for spouses and companions.

April 21, 2013

This is going to be a big year for community pharmacy, said Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson, as the nation reaches full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014.

April 21, 2013

Last month, the Supreme Court heard Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, which could impact the future of the generic drug industry at a time when 80% of all prescriptions dispensed in the United States are generic.

April 21, 2013

This month Walgreens announced that it would begin to offer chronic care services at its Take Care Clinics. Its biggest competitor, MinuteClinic, made a similar announcement about a year ago. With full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the people paying the bills are going to get a good look at what retail clinics can do to lower costs and improve outcomes.

April 21, 2013

DSN talked with Suzanne Hansen, Walgreens group VP pharmacy operations, about how Walgreens is shifting its pharmacy service model to a comprehensive health-savings offering.

April 21, 2013

Hundreds of community pharmacy executives, pharmacy students and other pharmacy advocates representing 41,000 chain pharmacies took to Capitol Hill from March 13 to 14 for the 5th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day and conducted more than 400 meetings with U.S. senators and representatives.

April 21, 2013

This year at the 5th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day, the voice of community pharmacy reached far beyond the office walls of U.S. senators and representatives as community pharmacy advocates — and even members of Congress — took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media.

April 19, 2013

Abbott Diabetes Care last week initiated a voluntary recall of its FreeStyle lnsulinx Blood Glucose Meters in the United States.

April 19, 2013

Former president Bill Clinton will address the National Community Pharmacists Association's exposition in Orlando, Fla., this October, the group said.

April 19, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Stop Medicine Abuse campaign was selected as an official honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Family/Parenting category, the over-the-counter association announced.

April 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to two generic diabetes drugs made by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, the Indian drug maker said.

April 19, 2013

A report released yesterday by the Bipartisan Policy Center, entitled “A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment,” contains a smart, forward-looking and no-cost recommendation that could save the government billions, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association said.