June 13, 2013

Emdeon has bought a company that provides pharmacy benefit and related services to state Medicaid agencies, Emdeon said.

June 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Amgen for treating a rare and usually noncancerous bone tumor, the agency said Thursday.

June 13, 2013

Most of the growth in jobs in the healthcare sector comes from home health care, according to data released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

June 13, 2013

A state legislator in Ohio is sponsoring an open-house event to demonstrate advances in telemedicine.

June 12, 2013

Workers for Iran's airline and embassy in Japan will have to go somewhere else for their big packages of paper towels.

June 12, 2013

Google has removed advertisements for websites that sell drugs without prescriptions, following a series of warning letters from a state attorney general, according to published reports.

June 12, 2013

Pharmacy automation provider QS/1 has received certification for controlled substances prescribed electronically, the company said.

June 12, 2013

Pfizer will receive more than $2 billion from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries to settle a case concerning a gastroesophageal reflux disease drug.

June 11, 2013

The emergency contraceptive Plan B (the original two-tablet formulation) can now be sold as an OTC without any sales restrictions as the Obama administration concedes its fight to prevent nonprescription access to younger teenage girls. And soon the newer Plan B One Step (one tablet) will be available without sales restrictions as well.

June 11, 2013

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study comparing generic utilization of common diabetes medications across two government programs — Medicare Part D and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

June 7, 2013

Actavis is hoping to become the first to market generic versions of a contraceptive and a sedative, the drug maker said.

June 7, 2013

A joint Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted to recommend keeping a controversial GlaxoSmithKline diabetes drug available for certain patients, GSK said.

June 7, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition strongly criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest earlier this week as that organization petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the sale of Ginkgo biloba.

June 7, 2013

In April 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, began enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA. Now, a decade later, we can look at how the rule is being applied.

June 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Celgene for treating a type of cancer.

June 6, 2013

Organized retail crime may have decreased very slightly last year, according to a new National Retail Federation study, but it remains a massive problem and the nation’s largest cities are especially prone to organized activities.

June 6, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Thursday applauded the Vermont legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin for their passage of House Bill 522, which makes Vermont the 27th state to adopt the pseudoephedrine-tracking system known as the National Precursor Log Exchange.

June 5, 2013

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners on Wednesday commended Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada lawmakers for passage of Assembly Bill 170, which provides Nevada patients with full and direct access to nurse practitioner services by right-sizing state regulations.

June 5, 2013

South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co. and U.S. partner Amneal Pharmaceuticals have made an agreement in federal court concerning a generic heartburn drug.

June 5, 2013

The Illinois Lottery will use the net proceeds from a new game to promote HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support, the agency said Wednesday.

June 5, 2013

Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has given its stamp of approval to the specialty pharmacy operated by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics, Prime said.

June 4, 2013

The House of Representatives voted Monday to pass a bill that would establish national standards for the pharmaceutical supply chain.

June 4, 2013

Pharmacy techs can be leaders in keeping their workplaces prepared for the possibility of pharmacy crime, a tech-training organization said.

June 4, 2013

The healthcare reform law will add 6 million Americans to Medicaid and 21 million to affordable insurance exchanges, according to a new study.