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September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 20, 2013

Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

September 20, 2013

Kmart has started a fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer, the mass merchandise retailer said.

September 20, 2013

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy a participating provider in its network, BioPlus said.

September 19, 2013

A trade group for the generic pharmaceutical industry is hoping the Food and Drug Administration will allow biosimilars to share the same generic names as their branded biologic counterparts, saying that giving biosimilars their own generic names would not enhance safety.

September 19, 2013

Countless industries are continuously updating and retooling their approaches to production, organization, communication, training and other systemic procedures to keep up with ever-changing landscapes. The specialty pharmacy industry is no different and, in fact, has reached a critical point when it comes to training, qualifying and educating the growing number of pharmacists practicing in this complex area.

September 18, 2013

Two organizations are providing an educational program centered on a serious form of arthritis that affects up to 2 million people in the United States.

September 18, 2013

The Arthritis Society is donating more than C$4.5 million for arthritis research in Canada, the group said Wednesday.

September 17, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than 2 million people per year and kill at least 23,000, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an injected drug for the bone marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome made by Dr. Reddy's Labs, the company said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

The participation of reality TV star Jack Osbourne in "Dancing with the Stars" has garnered recognition and a donation from a drug maker.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a cancer drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva said Tuesday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy pill for treating colorectal and breast cancers, the agency said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions was recognized for its best-in-class adherence solutions by being named a finalist in the 2013 PM360 Trailblazer Awards for the second consecutive year.

September 16, 2013

A drug for treating opioid dependence has been launched, the manufacturer said Monday.

September 13, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic version of an extended-release opioid painkiller, the company said.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 11, 2013

A managed Medicaid health plan has selected Avella Specialty Pharmacy as its preferred specialty pharmacy partner, Avella said Wednesday.

September 11, 2013

Shopko will use proceeds from sales of some women's clothing to support breast cancer research, the mass merchandiser said.

September 10, 2013

European regulators have approved the European Union's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. The new product, made by U.S.-based Hospira, comes seven years after the approval of Europe's first biosimilar.

September 10, 2013

An organization of nonprofit academic medical centers has created a new specialty pharmacy program that it said would improve continuity of care and improve access to specialty drugs.

September 9, 2013

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation has launched a new website and customer relationship management software program, the group said Monday.

September 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Celgene for treating patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

September 5, 2013

A webinar next week about specialty drugs expected to enter the U.S. marketplace over the next 12 months and strategies that can improve patient outcomes while keeping costs down will include a speaker from one of the country's biggest specialty pharmacies.

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