December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) or metastatic (advanced) melanoma who no longer respond to other drugs.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease called cirrhosis.

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

December 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association is reminding the 250 million people who visit the pharmacy each week to utilize their relationship with their neighborhood pharmacist to meet their health care and information needs during the cold and flu season.

December 17, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday expressed concerns that the current structure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will impede generic utilization.

December 12, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced the election of Troy Trygstad, the re-election of Leonard Edloe and appointment of Ed Hamilton.

 

December 11, 2014

Market data reflects growth in the liquid body wash category for 2014 as compared with 2013. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create an exclusive report, “Shifts in Trends and Market Share Growth: Liquid Body Wash.”

December 5, 2014

CMS issued a proposed 428-page rule change earlier this week that would offer health systems more flexibility regarding the agency's accountable care program, PwC's Health Research Institute noted Friday.

December 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday posted a new infographic showcasing the dietary supplement consumer.

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, The Seattle Times reported. 

November 6, 2014

In an effort to handle the expected double-digit package volume growth this holiday season, the Postal Service on Thursday announced that it would be delivering packages seven days a week in major cities and high-volume areas beginning Nov. 17 through Christmas Day.

October 31, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday revealed key findings from the 2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

October 29, 2014

The majority of independent community pharmacists are interested in incorporating personalized medicine services into their practices, but they require further education before this is possible.

October 28, 2014

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board on Tuesday announced that Hannah Peabody was selected as the 2014 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year. 

October 23, 2014

Regional player Bartell Drugs and CareClinic will host “Fall Wellness Day” on Nov. 15 at Bartell Drugs’ Crossroads store in Bellevue, Wash. Bartell pharmacists will provide health services free of charge.

October 15, 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of Tylenol, 52% of moms agree that a baby’s first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they are most likely to consult their pediatrician to navigate such milestones. 

October 14, 2014

Twenty African-American and Hispanic community and health care organizations earlier this month submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration raising concerns that its Proposed Rule on Generic Labeling could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines. 

October 10, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s final rule moving hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II officially went into effect on Monday. 

October 9, 2014

At a time when nearly every media outlet is covering Ebola, Enterovirus D-68, or a new outbreak of an infectious disease, the American Pharmacists Association is reminding Americans that the nation’s pharmacists are ready to help.

October 8, 2014

"What happens when student pharmacists discover that their professional path may prove equal parts public health and public policy?"

October 7, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will implement two changes in recertification requirements for Certified Pharmacy Technicians, the group announced Monday.