Health Market Science, PDX team up to provide access to provider database
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Health Market Science and PDX are offering PDX system clients access to the HMS Provider MasterFile, the companies said.
HMS, a company that supplies provider data and data management services, and PDX, which provides technology products for the retail pharmacy industry, said PDX Classic Pharmacy System and Enterprise Pharmacy System users would have the same access as "top-tier pharmacy chains across the country."
"Our mutual customers asked for a seamless way to access the HMS Provider MasterFile so they can confidently fill prescriptions and still maintain a consistent workflow," HMS COO Jeff Klein said. "HMS has the sources, the technology and the expertise to collect, aggregate and maintain a repository of 1.5 million prescribers and their associated credentials, demographics, practice status and DEA registration."
J&J submits new FDA application for Nucynta ER
TITUSVILLE, N.J. — A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has sent a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for one of its drugs in treating diabetes-related pain.
J&J Pharmaceutical Research & Development announced Monday the submission of its supplemental new drug application for Nucynta ER (tapentadol) extended-release tablets. The company hopes the FDA will approve the drug for managing neuropathic pain related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults. The FDA approved the drug for managing moderate to severe chronic pain in adults who require a continuous, around-the-clock opioid treatment.
Of the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes, about 60% to 70% of them have some form of neuropathy, of which diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common type, according to J&J. The condition causes pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms.
United Supermarkets to roll out FlavoRx’s Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas-based supermarket operator United Supermarkets has teamed up with FlavoRx to roll out the Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology at all of the chain’s pharmacies.
Fillmaster Plus is a pharmacy device that automates drug reconstitution. How it works: When a prescription bottle is scanned using the Fillmaster Plus, the unit displays the medication’s name, volume, strength and the amount of purified water it needs for reconstitution. This process reduces the risk of dispensing errors and reconstitution is completed in a matter of seconds, FlavoRx said.
"United Supermarkets is making a strong statement with its investment in the Fillmaster Plus," FlavoRx president and CEO Stuart Amos said. “It says a lot about the company’s commitment to improving not only the lives of its customers, but of its employees behind the counter as well."