February 1, 2016

Building on the momentum of last year’s launch of the first U.S. biosimilar, the Biosimilars Forum is looking to educate about and increase access to biosimilars. 

January 29, 2016
New patients enrolled in the CVS Health Specialty Connect pilot were 17.5% more likely to pick up their first refill and existing specialty patients had an 11.4 percentage point improvement in adherence. 
 
January 29, 2016
The drug had previously received two breakthrough therapy designations from the FDA to treat chronic HCV GT1 infection in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, as well as for the treatment of chronic HCV GT4 infection. 
 
January 28, 2016

Diplomat’s new app is aimed at making care management easier for caregivers and patients with complex illnesses. 

January 28, 2016

Halaven is approved for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received prior chemotherapy that contained an anthracycline drug. 

January 28, 2016

GlobalData also pointed out that many patients affected by hepatitis B also happen to be part of low-income populations and likely not covered by medical insurance or reluctant to seek treatment.  

January 26, 2016

Crain’s New York Business is reporting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing opposition from pharmacies on his proposed efforts to curb Medicaid spending for specialty drugs. (Crain's)

January 26, 2016

Two Hy-Vee subsidiaries received full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC. 

January 25, 2016

Based on industry quality benchmarks, URAC reviewed and certified Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy centralized services based on clinical credentials, operating processes and patient management results.

January 22, 2016

This is the second new indication the FDA has given Kyprolis in six months, the company said. 

January 22, 2016

The survey found that 95% of patients would recommend Diplomat Pharmacy to their family, friends and co-workers. 

January 20, 2016

Ey joined CARE in 2012 as director operations and support services. Before that he was an area manager for NeighborCare.

January 20, 2016

Reuters is reporting that Vice President Joe Biden, who President Barack Obama has tasked with working to cure cancer, announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration, alongside drug companies, would work to speed up approval of new combination therapy proposals. Biden said he met with the head of the FDA and three drug companies at his home to discuss how to provide more patients with drugs that can help them. (Reuters)

January 19, 2016
Oncology therapy patients at the specialty pharmacy now receive a Therapy Comfort Care Kit that contains items to make the therapy process less uncomfortable. 
January 15, 2016

Challenges to growth include investor wariness as a result of the low cost-to-benefit ratio when it comes to drugs treating pancreatic cancer, given the poor prognosis and dominance of a generic treatment. 

January 14, 2016

AFPE supports training, research and graduate education in pharmaceutival science, pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceuticals, pharmacotherapy and medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, among other.

January 13, 2016

The specialty pharmacy has promoted two of its own to newly created positions that reflect a growing company, BioPlus said. 

January 7, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy has published a report looking back at the number of drug approvals in 2015, many of which were for specialty medications. 

January 6, 2016

This group of drugs made up 47% of all approvals in 2015, making it the year that the most orphan drugs were approved in FDA history. 

December 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Actelion Pharmaceutivals' Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

December 18, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy has been awarded full Specialty Pharmacy by URAC since 2012.

December 18, 2015

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in privately-held, cancer-drug developer Acerta Pharma for $4 billion. (New York Times)