Regulatory and Washington

10/17/2011 - 2:50pm

With the congressional “super-committee” inching closer to making budget decisions to reduce the deficit, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced on Monday that it has developed two new advertisements reinforcing how local pharmacists can reduce federal healthcare costs.

10/17/2011 - 12:22pm

Flu activity in the United States for the 2011-2012 season currently is low, making it an ideal time for Americans to get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10/17/2011 - 11:00am

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a generic treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company said.

10/14/2011 - 3:26pm

The Food and Drug Adminsitration has approved a drug made by ApoPharma for a complication resulting from treatments for a genetic condition that causes anemia, the agency said Friday.

10/13/2011 - 4:21pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is participating in the U.S. Senate Health Fair, held here on Oct. 13 and 14, in the U.S. Senate office complex.

10/12/2011 - 4:25pm

Wrapping up its 113th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday outlined the association's key initiatives and programs heading into 2012.

10/12/2011 - 9:51am

A National Institutes of Health study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association established a link between vitamin E supplementation and prostate cancer.

10/11/2011 - 3:03pm

Under fire. That is the best way to describe the current state of the proposed $29 billion mega-merger of two of the nation’s three largest pharmacy benefit managers, and the fierce resistance it is drawing from pharmacy and consumer groups.

10/11/2011 - 2:09pm

Drug maker Warner Chilcott's diversified portfolio of drugs will help it weather generic challenges to its patents, according to a new report by Zacks Investment Research.

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