October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 14, 2016

Fox News is reporting that on Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office announced a new Miami Zika zone, a one-square-mile area north of the city's Little Haiti where five people have been infected with Zika virus. More than 1,020 have reported being infected with Zika. (Fox News)

October 3, 2016

The survey found that overall, 79% of participants had received a flu shot in the 2015-2016 season, similar to the 77.3% seen in the previous season. Those whose employers required flu shots or offered them on-site for a day or more had higher vaccination rates than those whose employers did not. 

October 3, 2016

Hyland's on Friday assured consumers that Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets remain safe.

September 29, 2016

As many as 45.6% of Amerians over the age of six months got their flu shot. Coverage of 46% among the public means about 144 million people received a flu vaccine last season in the U.S.

September 28, 2016

DIR fees has become the No. 1 issue facing independent pharmacists.

September 23, 2016

Both the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association have been lobbying on behalf of the dietary supplement industry to combat Puerto Rico's Administrative Order 346.

September 22, 2016

NPA hopes to complete the Safe Harbor database of dietary ingredients in the near future, and will engage FDA in the coming months on its methodology and evidence.

September 21, 2016

ATLANTA - The total economic burden attributed to opioid abuse exceeds $78 billion, according to a recent report published in Medical Daily. "More than 40 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. Families and communities continue to be devastated by the epidemic of prescription opioid overdoses." Tom Frieden, director Centers for Disease Control Director shared with Medical Daily. "The rising cost of the epidemic is also a tremendous burden for the health care system." (Medical Daily)

September 19, 2016

Both the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization issues statements in support of the letter.

September 16, 2016

Low levels of melatonin can cause a shallow sleep, insomnia and awakenings; low levels of magnesium can cause decreased melatonin function; and low levels of vitamin D can be responsible for lower sleep quality.

September 15, 2016

Others participating in the Special Order on pharmacy issues include Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Austin Scott, R-Ga.

September 15, 2016

Currently, the drug comes with a boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric adverse events, and the recommendation to remove it comes after the completion of an Evaluating Adverse Events in Global Smoking Cessation Study (EAGLES) evaluating its safety.

September 14, 2016

The annual Health Fair is an opportunity for APhA, its members and partner associations to encourage U.S. Representatives and Senators to recognize the value of pharmacists in improving patient access.

September 14, 2016

Seven out of 10 U.S. adults ages 65 and older have high blood pressure (140/90mmHg or higher), but nearly half do not have their blood pressure under control.

September 13, 2016

A pair of House and Senate bills currently under consideration would end DIR fees assessed by Medicare drug plans or pharmacy benefit manager corporations after prescriptions are filled.

September 9, 2016

The agency has reversed course on allowing the sale of vinpocetine, a supplement found in some mental alertness supplements, suggesting that the product is not a dietary ingredient.

September 9, 2016

HHS and Walgreens are distributing vouchers through a variety of outreach efforts, local events and community and faith-based organizations nationwide.

September 8, 2016

“The product registry is a potential game-changer for our industry ... some major retailers have expressed strong interest in how it might eventually help them decide what to put on their shelves," CRN stated.

September 8, 2016

NACDS' new SVP government affairs and public policy has served nearly three decades as a Congressional staff member and as a government affairs professional.

September 7, 2016

As critics of the Affordable Care Act continue to grumble about how the law has adversely affected much of the nation’s healthcare system, consultant and Foundation for Health Smart Consumers fellow Mike Tarino said that giving people more control over how their healthcare dollars are spent could help quiet the critics and put what many see as a failing reform plan back on track.

September 6, 2016

“Kratom is not an herbal supplement: it is addictive, harmful, and worse, it may be contributing to America’s opiate epidemic," stated Dan Fabricant, Natural Products Association CEO and executive director.

September 6, 2016
The expanded indication for Amgen's biologic was granted by the Food and Drug Administration under accelerated approval. 
 
August 31, 2016

The new version of GDUFA includes key improvements, metrics and resource provisions intended to streamline the review process for Abbreviated New Drug Applications