August 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-pill treatment for HIV made by Gilead Sciences and Johnson & Johnson, Gilead said.

August 9, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy drug made by Hospira, the drug maker said.

August 8, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioSrip had sales of $441.4 million and a loss of $2.3 million during second quarter 2011, the company said.

August 8, 2011

Specialty pharmacy services company Armada Health Care has enlisted a New York pharmacy professor to assist in the review of developed clinical protocols and medication assessment tools, Armada said Monday.

August 8, 2011

An investigational treatment made by Roche for asthma increased lung function in patients who could not adequately control their disease with inhaled corticosteroids, according to results of a mid-stage clinical trial.

August 5, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has joined the specialty pharmacy network of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus said Friday.

August 4, 2011

Healthcare accrediting organization URAC has given accreditation to Magellan Health Services' specialty pharmacy division.

August 3, 2011

Hetty Lima has been tapped to serve as Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy's VP specialty infusion services, the company announced this week.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a drug made by Novartis for treating multiple sclerosis, the Swiss drug maker's U.S. subsidiary said Monday.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a chemotherapy drug made by Merrimack Pharmaceuticals for pancreatic cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

August 2, 2011

In line with its new position as a stand-alone corporation, the former U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss drug maker has appointed a new leader.

August 2, 2011

The VP distribution operations for Omnicare's RxCrossroads business has stepped into a new role, Omnicare announced Tuesday.

August 1, 2011

The ink has barely dried on the acquisition agreement between pharmacy benefit management giants Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, but several groups already are seeing smudges — most recently, a trade organization representing independent specialty pharmacy providers.

July 28, 2011

Biogen Idec has expanded its online resource for patients living with multiple sclerosis to include new resources and support programs.

July 28, 2011

The Hepatitis Education Awareness and Liver Support of the South is advocating for awareness about hepatitis and the importance of Medicare Part D as part of World Hepatitis Day, the organization said Thursday.

July 27, 2011

Assured Pharmacy has signed a lease for its fifth pharmacy, which will be located in Kansas City.

July 26, 2011

As a relatively new facet of the pharmacy profession, specialty pharmacy is constantly developing, prompting the leader of one provider to go online to keep patients and physicians up to date.

July 22, 2011

A panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency approve a drug made by Johnson & Johnson as a treatment for ulcerative colitis in children.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for two painkillers made by Cephalon, the drug maker said Thursday.

July 20, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new website designed to combat abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Wednesday.

July 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals for actinic keratoses, Graceway said.

July 19, 2011

Patients taking an investigative antidepressant undergoing late-stage clinical development showed “significant” improvement, according to study results released Monday.

July 18, 2011

Walgreens is recognizing medication adherence rates as high as 96% through its hepatitis C therapy management programs across its specialty pharmacy, the pharmacy operator announced Monday.

July 18, 2011

A statin made by Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America appears to work well with drugs used to treat HIV, according to a study presented at the sixth International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome.