November 14, 2016

Avella said that the acquisition would further its strategic vision to become the nation’s leading omni-site specialty pharmacy and add breadth to its compounding and oncology-focused capabilities and offerings. 

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2016

The 300,000-sq. ft. corporate campus at the Offices of Austin Ranch in Carrollton, Texas, will serve as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group’s new regional headquarters. 

 
November 11, 2016

Brill is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is Predictive Health’s chief medical officer. He has formerly served as a medical director for several managed care organizations and has run independent practice organizations and physician-hospital organizations

November 11, 2016

Patients using HIV-specialized pharmacies more likely to use regimens on guideline.

November 8, 2016

The companies believe their submission has the potential to be the first of a proposed biosimilar for the drug in the United States. 

November 4, 2016

McKesson Specialty Health’s Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by call center research and consulting organization BenchmarkPortal.

November 3, 2016

Benzer Pharmacy will be delivering Novartis’s limited-distribution drug Cosentyx through five of its locations. 

November 3, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday shared the financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, showing increases in revenue and dispensed prescriptions, but also a drop in profit per prescription dispensed and its gross margin.

November 1, 2016

The $1.7 billion acquisition brings two potential treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to Allergan’s global research and development pipeline. 

November 1, 2016

Pfizer has discontinued the global clinical development program around its investigational high cholesterol treatment bococizumab, which will impact their guidance. 

October 28, 2016

In a move that would expand its oncology pipeline, Astellas Pharma announced Friday its agreement to acquire Ganymed Pharmaceuticals for €422 million, or about $461 million. 

October 28, 2016
Bloomberg BNA is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration’s director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Office of New Drugs told an audience at the DIA Biosimilars Conference that manufacturers looking to submit an application for biosimilar approval should know what the FDA is looking for when evaluating a biosmilar for approval. Jenkins said that rather than the focus on safety and efficacy it places on standalone biologics, with biosimilars, it focvuses on how closely it resembles the reference product, something he called “a work in progress” for some drug makers. (Bloomberg BNA)
 
October 27, 2016
Crain’s Detroit Business is reporting that Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat Pharmacy’s stock is feeling the effect of Tuesday announcement that president Gary Kadlec and the company’s CFO Sean Whelan would be departing the company by year’s end. After the announcement, the company’s shares fell 12.36% Wednesday, the report says, hitting a new 52-week low. The company is set to release its Q3 earnings report next week. (Crain’s Detroit Business)
 
October 26, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy has announced big changes to its leadership team, including a new president and the departure of its CFO.

October 26, 2016

Among the reasons for the  name change was the organization’s expansion beyond its founders’ focus on biotechnology. 

October 26, 2016
LAS VEGAS — In a move aimed at addressing the two challenges of discovering new options for treatment and improving chronic disease management, Teva and IBM on Wednesday announced an expansion of their e-health alliance, with both projects running on the IBM Watson Health Cloud.   
October 25, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that, in honor of American Pharmacists Month, it would be hosting a Diplomat Dialogue series that would take a closer look at the role of pharmacists.

October 21, 2016

Endo SVP global finance operations Blaise Coleman will serve as interim CFO, and Endo said it would begin a search for a permanent replacement for Upadhyay. 

October 21, 2016

Thrifty White offers its specialty patients full pharmacy support services and has expanded its capabilities to serve specialty patients in all 50 states, in addition to the specialty medication pickup it offers at 90 of its retail locations. 

October 19, 2016

Camber Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday that its parent company, Hetero Drugs, has been recognized by Gilead Sciences for its work providing access to hepatitis C drugs for patients worldwide.

October 19, 2016

The report, compiled on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, found that in 2015, generic drugs brought patients and the U.S. healthcare system 227 billion in savings, bringing the savings since 2005 from generics to $1.46 trillion. 

October 19, 2016

Drug Store News recently spoke with Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy group VP Gerry Gleeson about the company’s approach to specialty and the importance of a focus on patient care and pharmacist education in that space.

October 18, 2016
Inflectra will be the second biosimilar available in the United States, and the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody.