May 23, 2017

According to the agency, this is the first time it has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker rather than the location in the body where the tumor originated.

May 23, 2017

“As commissioner, my highest initial priority is to take immediate steps to reduce the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction. I believe the Food and Drug Administration continues to have an important role to play in addressing this crisis, particularly when it comes to reducing the number of new cases of addiction,” Scott Gottlieb writes in blog post.

May 23, 2017

The award-winning Barbecue Battle, on June 24 and 25, is one of the largest and most popular food festivals in the country, welcoming more than 100,000 barbecue fans each year.

May 23, 2017

The first year of the program supported 19 student-mentor pairs from 15 schools and colleges of pharmacy. In addition, three students were awarded additional scholarships for their outstanding projects and committed efforts throughout the program.

May 23, 2017

In his latest blog entry, HRG’s Dave Wendland discusses how retailers can position themselves as a partner to help customers navigate the myriad health-and-wellness products they encounter in-store. 

May 23, 2017

“Pharmacists need to understand what’s happening around them regarding the availability of precision medicines and their profiles,” Murray Aitken, executive director of the Quintiles IMS Institute and co-author of the report, said during the International Pharmaceutical Federation 6th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress.

May 23, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s SVP communications and international affairs Yves Romestan will be departing the company, according to a report in PRWeek. Laura Vergani, who will become VP international and divisional communications — moving up from her most recent role as VP international communications —will take on many of his responsibilities, the report said. (PRWeek)

 

May 23, 2017

Nearly 80% of respondents reported DIR fees as a very large magnitude challenge, with 83.3% reporting this as a very immediate challenge. Seventy-eight percent of respondents reported MACs not being updated quickly enough to reflect changes in wholesale drug costs as a very large magnitude challenge, with nearly 80% indicating it as a very immediate challenge. 

May 23, 2017

The retail CEO added the U.S. tax code is “broken,” and noted the BAT would more than double the retailer's tax rate to 75%, making it difficult for Target to invest in hiring workers and opening new stores in the United States.

May 23, 2017

Viita’s lingerie contains a natural fiber comfort fabric, a high absorption antibacterial cushion and a protective membrane to resist leaks.

May 23, 2017

Walgreens is focusing more on health, wellness and beauty and it attempts to draw pharmacy customers to the front end.

May 23, 2017

Russian pharmacy retailer expects online sales to account for 10% of total revenue by mid-2018 from just 1% now, its corporate finance director told Reuters.

May 23, 2017

Appearance of company’s co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance will help honor Red Nose Day on May 25.

May 23, 2017

The retailer will open nine new stores across Florida in its current fiscal year, creating more than 800 jobs, and also execute a multi-million-dollar capital investment plan by remodeling more than 40 locations across the state

May 23, 2017

The changes, which go into effect June 24, mean that if an associate’s military salary is less than what they were making at their job at Walmart, the company will pay them the difference while they are on a military leave of absence.

May 22, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Aurobindo’s generic of Daiichi Sankyo’s Azor and its generic of Pfizer’s Glucotrol XL.  

May 22, 2017

In its first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001, Academy also recommends that Intake of juice should be limited to, at most, 4 ounces daily for toddlers age 1-3. For children age 4-6, fruit juice should be restricted to 4 to 6 ounces daily; and for children ages 7-18, juice intake should be limited to 8 ounces or 1 cup of the recommended 2 to 2.5 cups of fruit servings per day.

May 22, 2017

All three earned a perfect score on the ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies, measured by reported in sales in the latest fiscal year and whose primary stock is listed in the United States or Canada.

May 22, 2017

President recommends reductions in spending on both programs with a goal to balance the budget within 10 years.

May 22, 2017

Dove’s recently launched, Shonda Rhimes-helmed Real Beauty Productions on Monday released the first of its films aimed at telling the stories of real women.

May 22, 2017

Hoffman La Roche’s drug takes aim at the form of vasculitis, a group of disorders that results in inflammation of blood vessels.

May 22, 2017

Among NCPA’s comments were notes about what it sees as the need to address direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fees; requests to standardize how Medicare Part D plans measure pharmacy quality; and other efforts to improve patient access to medication and pharmacy services

May 22, 2017

According to Packaged Facts, a large percentage of pet product sales growth is online. Not only are higher numbers of consumers buying pet goods online, but they are spending more of their pet product dollars online.

May 22, 2017

Organization’s membership is in favor of Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C: Completion of Therapy, Polypharmacy; Use of Multiple Anticholinergic Medications in Older Adults; and Polypharmacy: Use of Multiple CNS-Active Medications in Older Adults.