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January 10, 2014

One of the principles of association leadership says that an association should reflect the membership. Hopefully, NACDS’ approach to member service has resembled the can-do spirit of community pharmacy during the launch of exchange-based insurance.

One of the principles of association leadership says that an association should reflect the membership. Hopefully, NACDS’ approach to member service has resembled the can-do spirit of community pharmacy during the launch of exchange-based insurance. 
 

February 14, 2014

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of President's Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

January 8, 2014

News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.

NEW YORK — News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds.

November 27, 2013

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Nov. 28 to 29 for Thanksgiving. We hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday!

 

November 11, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Oct. 14 to 21. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 520 respondents who were at least 18 years of age, and either themselves or a household member have prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Oct. 14 to 21. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 520 respondents who were at least 18 years of age, and either themselves or a household member have prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

October 9, 2013

CVS Caremark has opened eight new MinuteClinic locations in Louisiana, the company said Wednesday.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has opened eight new MinuteClinic locations in Louisiana, the company said Wednesday.

CVS said it opened the clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Baton Roughe, Mandeville, Slidell and Thibodaux, with plans to open four more in New Orleans, Metairie, Prairieville and Kenner. The openings make Louisiana the 27th state in which MinuteClinic operates.

September 12, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Aug. 21 to 27, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 501 respondents who were at least 18 years of age.

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Aug. 21 to 27, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 501 respondents who were at least 18 years of age.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

 

August 22, 2013

Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

August 22, 2013

Inc. magazine has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy to its list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Avella said Thursday.

PHOENIX — Inc. magazine has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy to its list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Avella said Thursday.

Avella was ranked in 86th place among the top 100 health companies on the Inc. 5000 list, and it has been included on the list since the list started, in 2006. At the time, it was known as The Apothecary Shops, adopting its current name last year.

August 22, 2013

A bill under consideration by California's state legislature contains provisions that would place restrictions on pharmacists' ability to dispense knock-off versions of biotech drugs, drawing opposition from the generic pharmaceutical lobby and the state's pension fund for government employees.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill under consideration by California's state legislature contains provisions that would place restrictions on pharmacists' ability to dispense knock-off versions of biotech drugs, drawing opposition from the generic pharmaceutical lobby and the state's pension fund for government employees.

August 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental regulatory application from Mylan for a generic antidepressant that was subject last year to scrutiny by the agency amid reports of efficacy problems, Mylan said Thursday.

PITTSBURGH — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental regulatory application from Mylan for a generic antidepressant that was subject last year to scrutiny by the agency amid reports of efficacy problems, Mylan said Thursday.

The drug maker announced the approval of its supplemental abbreviated new drug application, or sANDA, for bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets in the 300-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Wellbutrin XL.

August 22, 2013

Novartis said Wednesday it would ship a "minimum" of 30 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine to customers in the United States this season.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Novartis said Wednesday it would ship a "minimum" of 30 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine to customers in the United States this season.

August 21, 2013

A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care but also have various implications for physicians.

NEW YORK — A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care, but also have various implications for physicians.

The article, published in the the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, CMAJ (subscription required), and reported by HealthDay News, came from University of Montreal researcher Cara Tannenbaum and the University of Alberta's Ross Tsuyuki.

August 21, 2013

Specialty pharmacy CareMed Pharmaceutical Services has received specialty pharmacy and mail-order pharmacy accreditations from URAC, the company said Wednesday.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Specialty pharmacy CareMed Pharmaceutical Services has received specialty pharmacy and mail-order pharmacy accreditations from URAC, the company said Wednesday.

URAC is a non-profit group that uses accreditation, education and measurement programs to promote healthcare quality. CareMed also received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care in 2009.

August 21, 2013

Entera Health has launched a new prescription medical food product for patients with intestinal disorders, the company said.

CARY, N.C. — Entera Health has launched a new prescription medical food product for patients with intestinal disorders, the company said.

The drug maker announced the availability of EnteraGam (serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin protein isolate, SBI) for patients with chronic loose or frequent stools due to irritable bowel syndrome or HIV. The drug is meant to treat patients who have limited or impaired ability to ingest, digest, absorb or metabolize ordinary foodstuffs or certain nutrients.

August 21, 2013

High-end supermarket chain Fairway Market has introduced a hearing loop at its flagship store's deli counter for customers with hearing loss, the chain's parent company said Wednesday.

NEW YORK — High-end supermarket chain Fairway Market has introduced a hearing loop at its flagship store's deli counter for customers with hearing loss, the chain's parent company said Wednesday.

Fairway Group Holdings, based in New York, said the loop was installed in its Broadway store in Manhattan. The loop works with a person's telecoil-equipped hearing instrument or cochlear implant, allowing the employee behind the deli to speak into a microphone and transmit the signal wirelessly to the telecoil, blocking ambient background noise and amplifying the clerk's voice.

August 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an insulin pen made by Novo Nordisk for half-unit dosing, the drug maker said Wednesday.

PLAINSBORO, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an insulin pen made by Novo Nordisk for half-unit dosing, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 21, 2013

RxNT's e-prescribing and electronic health record systems will incorporate taste options recommended by FlavoRx for liquid medications given to children in order to promote medication adherence among children, the two companies said.

COLUMBIA, Md. — RxNT's e-prescribing and electronic health record systems will incorporate taste options recommended by FlavoRx for liquid medications given to children in order to promote medication adherence, the two companies said.

August 21, 2013

Target continued to build its omnichannel business in second quarter 2013 as the company recorded profit and sales growth, partially offset by expenses related to the expansion of its Canadian business.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target continued to build its omnichannel business in second quarter 2013 as the company recorded profit and sales growth, partially offset by expenses related to the expansion of its Canadian business.

August 20, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has appointed Cheryl Allen to VP business development and industry relations.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has appointed Cheryl Allen to VP business development and industry relations, the company said Tuesday.

Diplomat said that in the new role, Allen would oversee new business development, including industry partnerships and relations. Allen has worked in independent, compounding and specialty pharmacy, managed care consulting and healthcare information technology for more than 20 years.

August 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression made by Par Pharmaceutical, the drug maker said.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for depression made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Tuesday.

Par announced the approval of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets in the 300-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Wellbutrin XL and is used to treat major depressive disorder. The company already markets the generic drug in the 150-mg strength.

August 20, 2013

A majority of respondents to a survey commissioned by drug maker Sanofi say that they or their children experienced a severe allergic reaction while traveling.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — A majority of respondents to a survey commissioned by drug maker Sanofi say that they or their children experienced a severe allergic reaction while traveling.

August 20, 2013

Generic drug maker Sandoz has relaunched a website to promote its biosimilars business.

NEW YORK — Generic drug maker Sandoz has relaunched a website to promote its biosimilars business.

August 20, 2013

A variety of macroeconomic factors are driving growth in the generic drug market in Southeast Asia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A variety of macroeconomic factors are driving growth in the generic drug market in Southeast Asia.

According to CPhI, which is sponsoring the CPhI Southeast Asia Summit 2013 in Bangkok next month, the drug industry in the region is projected to grow to $3.9 billion by 2016, and macroeconomic factors, such as government policies, stable economies and growing population are driving generics.

August 20, 2013

A global population of patients with prediabetes that is three times the size of those who already have Type 2 diabetes has led to intense competition between drug makers to launch drugs to treat the disease, according to a new report.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A global population of patients with prediabetes that is three times the size of those who already have Type 2 diabetes has led to intense competition between drug makers to launch drugs to treat the disease, according to a new report.