August 24, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider The Apothecary Shops made a big jump in Inc. magazine's list of the country's fastest-growing private companies, the chain said Wednesday.

August 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration will decide whether or not to approve a new usage for a cancer drug made by Amgen by next year, the drug maker said.

August 23, 2011

Less than one month after joining the specialty pharmacy network of health insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has received an accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the company said.

August 23, 2011

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

August 22, 2011

The Independent Specialty Pharmacy Coalition is urging the Federal Trade Commission to look into the pending merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, the ISPC said Monday.

August 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug for treating two types of lymphoma, the agency said Friday.

August 18, 2011

With the global biosimilars market expected to expand nearly sixfold by the middle of the decade, market research firm IMS Health is launching a market-measurement tool for drug makers interested in getting into the space, the company said.

August 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson has launched several new tools on a website aimed at ensuring patients with pain get the drugs they need while staying safe.

August 17, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug and companion diagnostic test for the most dangerous type of skin cancer, the agency said Wednesday.

August 17, 2011

Hospira has appointed Abbott executive William Dempsey to its board.

August 17, 2011

Patients with gout taking a drug made by Savient Pharmaceuticals experienced "significant" improvements, according to results of two late-stage clinical trials published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

August 16, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider Assured Pharmacy had sales of $4.17 million in second quarter 2011, a 5.3% increase over second quarter 2010, the company said Tuesday in an earnings report.

August 16, 2011

The Community Education Group and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services will sponsor a series of community mobilizing events around the country in the time leading up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington next July.

August 15, 2011

BD Medical has launched a line of syringes designed to address medication delivery needs while benefiting the environment, the company said Monday.

August 15, 2011

ECRM posted a memorial to founder Charlie Bowlus on its website over the weekend and provided details regarding a celebratory gathering here a week from Monday.

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.