December 9, 2010

An investigational treatment for lung cancer made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals extended patients’ survival by more than four months, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Thursday.

December 8, 2010

Chemotherapy drugs made by Johnson & Johnson and Merck will become the standard second-line treatment for ovarian cancer within the decade, replacing a treatment made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and generic versions, according to a new report by market research firm Decision Resources.

December 8, 2010

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has recommended approval for an investigational diet pill.

December 7, 2010


NEW YORK — Walgreens. Costco. CVS Caremark. Rite Aid. H-E-B. Wegmans. Kerr Drug. The list goes on. In all, it was a veritable who’s who of retailing as Drug Store News’ annual Industry 
Issues Summit, which also included a Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable and Diabetes Roundtable, attracted more than 200 attendees — a new attendance record — and featured the most diverse retail panelists to date.


December 6, 2010

The specialty pharmacy market is set to reach $90 billion this year, so it’s clear that managed care organizations have a lot at stake.

December 6, 2010

A drug made by Amgen maintained blood platelet counts in patients with an autoimmune bleeding disorder, according to results of a five-year study released Sunday.

December 6, 2010

A biotech drug made by Roche subsidiary Genentech allowed patients with a blood cancer, who did not show symptoms, to delay starting on chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and decreased the risk of their disease worsening, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

December 3, 2010

The Specialty Pharmacy Nursing Network has entered a partnership with ViroPharma’s CinryzeSolutions support program, a training and monitoring program for patients using ViroPharma’s Cinryze (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) who wish to administer the drug themselves.

December 3, 2010

Pharmacy benefit manager SXC Health Solutions will acquire Birmingham, Ala.-based specialty pharmacy provider MedfusionRx for $100 million, SXC said Thursday.

December 1, 2010

Nearly all surveyed patients using BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy’s services over the last six years adhered to their therapies, according to recent statistics.

December 1, 2010

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip has appointed David Froesel as EVP, CFO and treasurer, the company said Wednesday. Froesel will begin immediately, replacing Stan Rosembaum, who plans to leave the company before the year ends.

December 1, 2010

Regional specialty pharmacy chain ReCept has appointed several people to new executive positions, the company said Wednesday.

December 1, 2010

Drug maker Savient Pharmaceuticals has begun shipping its new gout treatment to specialty distributors, the company said Tuesday.

November 30, 2010

Leaders in specialty pharmacy gathered in New York on Tuesday at the New York Athletic Club to attend the second annual Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable discussion presented by Drug Store News and Armada Health Care.

November 29, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has extended its review period for a multiple sclerosis drug made by EMD Serono, the drug maker said Friday.

November 24, 2010

Eli Lilly and Australian drug maker Acrux have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a testosterone replacement therapy for men, the two companies announced Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

NEW YORK A daily dose of an anti-retroviral pill appears to prevent HIV infection, according to results of a study conducted by University of California at San Francisco researchers, published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

Specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy has received recognition from the National Hemophilia Foundation for its treatment programs ...

November 21, 2010

Pfizer has extended the deadline of its $3.6 billion offer to buy King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer...

November 21, 2010

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has promoted Steven Miesowicz to VP human resources, planning and government relations,...

November 21, 2010

An intensive cancer patient management program by Walgreens’ specialty pharmacy professionals could save health plan...

November 18, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for preventing skeletal injuries in patients...

November 18, 2010

Pfizer got promising results from a late-stage clinical trial of a cancer treatment, the drug...

November 18, 2010

Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. government are suing two generic drug makers to stop...