January 12, 2017

NCPA recommended Congprescription drug coverage as an essential benefit to help reduce overall health costs and maintain a pharmacy network that includes meaningful access to retail pharmacies.

January 11, 2017

CHPA has developed a three-prong strategy in combating DXM abuse, which includes connecting to parents and teens on awareness efforts and galvanizing the industry to restrict the sale of DXM products to adults.

January 11, 2017

OTC medicine eligibility in tax-preferred accounts was removed in 2011 as one of the first-implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

January 11, 2017

So far, H3N2 has been the predominant influenza strain, and H3N2-predominant seasons have been associated with more severe illness and higher mortality, especially in older people and young children.

January 10, 2017

CRN suggested that strong recommendations from government agencies advocating supplementation should pave the way to include multivitamins with folic acid within all government nutrition programs, including SNAP.

January 9, 2017

As probiotics are quickly gaining popularity, the new industry guidelines are designed to ensure probiotic manufacturers can consistently create high-quality products in which consumers can be confident.

January 6, 2017

A total of seven companies were selected for testing of online ordering in pilot states.

January 6, 2017

The number of drugs the FDA approved last year, 22, is less than half of the 45 approved in 2015 and lower than the average of the last 10 years of approvals, which is 29. 

January 4, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry in this multi-page report.

January 4, 2017

The one truth a new Trump Administration and a Republican Congress represents is change, and for some, that spells opportunity.

January 4, 2017

New site features members-only section featuring alerts, announcements and documents.

January 4, 2017

As is typical of an industry tied so closely to legislation and the markets, the state of retail pharmacy is typically one in flux. With 2016 in the rearview mirror and both 2017 and a new presidential administration ahead, what are the biggest changes facing the industry?

January 4, 2017

Senate votes 51-48 in favor of beginning a debate on a budget resolution that would overhaul Obamacare.

January 4, 2017

In her decision, the Honourable Justice Michèle Monast ruled that the royalty clauses in all the Jean Coutu Group’s franchise agreements are legal.

January 4, 2017

DSN talks to the NACDS CEO and president about life, leadership and where he finds inspiration for both.

January 4, 2017

A return to big blockbuster drug introductions. A renewed focus on innovation. A more favorable climate for merger-and-acquisition activity. Those are some examples of what a Donald Trump White House could mean for the pharmaceutical industry.

December 16, 2016

CHPA works to reduce teen DXM abuse by following three strategies: increase parent engagement, heighten teen perception of risk and social disapproval and limit teen access to DXM.

December 16, 2016

Using blood glucose data wirelessly transmitted from the OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose monitoring system, WellDoc's patented clinical and behavioral engine will provide patients with individualized real-time feedback.

December 14, 2016

Over the coming months Neighbourhood Pharmacies will be encouraging federal and provincial lawmakers to enact legislation and regulations that ensure Canadians use medical marijuana as intended.

December 13, 2016

William Tighe named as vice president of federal government affairs and Amber Manko as director of federal government affairs.

December 13, 2016

The act will invest more than $6 billion over seven years to provide funding for various initiatives, including fighting prescription drug abuse, expanding the president’s Precision Medication Initiative and funding the “cancer moonshot,” aimed at finding new and better treatments for cancer.

December 9, 2016

“We advise the public to be cautious when reviewing [adverse event] reports and to consider the fuller picture,” CRN cautioned.

December 8, 2016

As part of an agreement with the DOJ, GNC will take a number of actions to broaden industry-wide knowledge of prohibited ingredients and improve compliance by vendors of third party products.

December 7, 2016

President Obama said in his Dec. 3 weekly address that he would sign the legislation into law "as soon as it reaches my desk."