April 4, 2016

McKesson has closed its $1.2 billion acquisitions of Biologics and Vantage Oncology, which the company had announced in February. 

March 31, 2016
The FDA granted priority review status to Defitelio and it received an orphan drug designation. The injectable drug’s distribution is expected to being within a week. 
March 29, 2016

By 2020, the biosimilars market will grow to $390 billion and the patents on eight biologic drugs will expire.

March 28, 2016

The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.

March 25, 2016

With the ability to share information with healthcare practitioners or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.

March 23, 2016

Taltz uses an antibody to bind to an inflammation-causing protein, inhibiting the inflammatory response that can contribute to plaque psoriasis development. 

March 21, 2016

The drug launch marks the first product Teligent is rolling out from its portfolio of withdrawn and discontinued drug applications that the company acquired from AstraZeneca in 2014. 

March 17, 2016

As new blood cancer therapies come to market and patients are able to manage their disease with oral medications at home, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy pharmacists are well-positioned on the front lines.

March 15, 2016
The average price for branded drugs rose 16.2% in 2015, with a third of branded product seeing a price hike last year, according to Express Scripts. 
March 15, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year. Download the full Generic Drug Report 2016 to read more.

March 11, 2016

As many as 88% of pharmacists provide medication management services, according to APhA's  2016 edition of the APhA Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services Digest. 

March 11, 2016

Benzer Pharmacy is opening a new location in Louisiana — a specialty hub that marks the company's third location in the state.

March 9, 2016

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat pharmacy, in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, has rolled out a new campaign featuring patients living with MS. As part of the campaign, the company released a video of one MS patients, highlighting the story of one of the 350,000 to 500,000 people diagnosed with MS. 

March 9, 2016

Lupin said the acquisition will grow the company’s footprint in the U.S. generics market and expands its dermatology, controlled substance product and high value and niche generics pipeline

March 7, 2016

The drug is indicated as a routine prophylactic treatment to prevent and reduce frequency of bleeding episodes, as an on-demand bleeding control and prevention and as a perioperative management for bleeding.

March 7, 2016

Osteoporosis affects nearly 54 million Americans, and that number is expected to grow to more than 71 million people by 2030.

March 7, 2016

The researchers estimate that regular aspirin use could prevent close to 30,000 gastrointestinal tract tumors in the U.S. each year.

March 4, 2016

The new indication expands the drug’s use beyond CLL patients with a certain generic mutation. 

March 3, 2016

The program, which is offered exclusively to Diplomat employees, allows employees who complete the it and the exam to be considered for state licensure. 

March 2, 2016

This is Gilead’s second FDA approval for a drug regimen based on tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and is the smallest pill for a single-tablet treatment for HIV, according to the company.

March 2, 2016

Walgreens is opening a specialty pharmacy location in downtown Richmond, Va., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported last week.

March 1, 2016

Benzer Pharmacy’s newest location is a specialty pharmacy in Pinellas Park, Fla.

March 1, 2016

A new report from GBI Research is taking a look at the breast cancer treatment pipeline, which currently has 1,050 drugs in the pipeline. 

February 29, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Novartis’ Afinitor (everolimus) tablets a new indication after giving it a priority review designation.