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)

February 24, 2017

Panelists offered perspectives on efforts currently underway to move the healthcare system toward one that rewards innovation, delivers better quality and puts the patient at the center of the value equation.

February 23, 2017

"Changes in Washington, state capitals and the private sector present new opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists,” stated Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO, in support of a new alignment strategy.

February 23, 2017

The sleep apnea solution is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is expected to be available soon.

February 22, 2017

The defendants marketed their products with claims that they could treat medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, bipolar disorder, brain injury and epilepsy.

February 22, 2017

DIRs are as much about patient access as it is about pharmacy business issues.

February 16, 2017

President’s first choice for the position, Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration following criticism he faced about his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

February 14, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid, Walmart and Target had already joined the Americans for Affordable Products coalition in an effort to stop the BAT.

February 14, 2017

Its new identity will improve recognition that the generic and biosimilar medicines industry is one of “the nation's great health care success stories, and that competition from generics and biosimilars lowers the cost of medicine.”

February 14, 2017

The partnership will give NPA members preferential access for their manufacturing facilities to become Informed-Choice Certified sites, NPA noted.

February 10, 2017

ILI nationwide reached 4.8%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and a sharp uptick in the 3.9% in ILI reported the week prior.

February 10, 2017

Noting that Price will play a key role in selecting the next commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Healthcare Products Associaton offered several qualities that would embody an ideal candidate.

February 9, 2017

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction yesterday between the United States and VivaCeuticals, doing business as Regeneca Worldwide.

February 8, 2017

George Barrett is serving a two-year term at the nonpartisan group, an alliance of companies and organizations representing all sectors of American healthcare.

February 6, 2017

Already CRN has made significant progress in connecting to the 60 freshman Congressional leaders within the first 100 days, a promise CRN president and CEO Steve Mister shared with Drug Store News at the top of the year.

February 6, 2017

Nationwide during the week ended Jan. 28, 3.9% of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenza-like illness.

February 6, 2017

NACDS leadership also urges attendees to take part in RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill next month.

February 3, 2017

Overall, 88% of Americans believe that the benefits of inoculations, specifically MMR vaccines, outweigh the risks, the Pew Research Center reported.

February 3, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has announced leadership changes to some of its advocacy efforts as longtime SVP advocacy Jeff Bond is set to retire. 

February 2, 2017

Generics have made a huge difference to the U.S. healthcare system’s bottom line in the past decade, a savings that takes 13 figures to tabulate.