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November 20, 2013

Diplomat senior director of education and quality Jennifer Hagerman has been elected as president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014, the specialty pharmacy company said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

Use of injectable drugs for multiple sclerosis declined during the 12-month period that ended on June 30 as orally administered drugs for the condition became more popular, according to a new report.

November 19, 2013

Global spending on drugs will pass the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a division of healthcare market analysis firm IMS Health.

November 18, 2013

The global market for biosimilars is expected to be worth nearly $2 billion before the end of the decade, according to a new study.

November 18, 2013

URAC has granted accreditation to Parkway Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy based in New Jersey.

November 18, 2013

A bill that would implement federal tracking and tracing of drugs and strengthen federal regulations on pharmacy compounding has passed in the Senate and will go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

November 15, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has voted to recommend approval for a drug to treat a circadian rhythm disorder that affects most people with total blindness.

November 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given orphan drug designation to an experimental treatment for a rare form of epilepsy.

November 15, 2013

The value of drugs approved in the United States this year could reach almost $19 billion in sales five years after their launch, exceeding the value of drugs approved in 2012, according to a new report.

November 15, 2013

New cardiovascular health guidelines released this week could dampen the potential popularity of an up-and-coming class of cholesterol drugs, according to published reports.

November 14, 2013

Drug makers Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics have added Avella Specialty Pharmacy to their limited-distribution network for a newly approved blood cancer drug.

November 14, 2013

Diplomat has joined the limited distribution network for a rare form of blood cancer drug marketed by Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics.

November 14, 2013

Antiretroviral drugs have allowed people with HIV to live normal life spans, but because of this, they also are susceptible to many new health complications, according to care guidelines released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

November 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare and aggressive type of blood cancer, the agency said Wednesday.

November 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given special designation to a drug under development by Mast Therapeutics for a rare disease that restricts the flow of blood to the limbs.

November 13, 2013

Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics have added a New York-based specialty pharmacy company focused on cancer to their limited-distribution network for a drug recently approved for a rare form of blood cancer.

November 13, 2013

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee highlighted the human tragedy wrought by last year's fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injectable steroids as he spoke in favor of a new law that would regulate compounding pharmacies and also implement federal track-and-trace policies for drugs during a recent speech.

November 12, 2013

Hospira had sales of $1 billion in third quarter 2013, the generic drug maker said.

November 11, 2013

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has certified PharMerica, a chain of specialty infusion and institutional pharmacies that serve long-term care centers, for receiving orders for controlled and non-controlled substances over the Surescripts network.

November 11, 2013

Shire will pay $4.2 billion to buy a drug maker specializing in treatments for rare diseases.

November 11, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has certified nearly 50 pharmacists following the first round of exams, the group said Monday.

November 7, 2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up a vote on a measure that would strengthen regulations on compounding pharmacies in order to alter a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to published reports.

November 6, 2013

State legislators in Michigan are considering a bill that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, according to published reports.

November 5, 2013

Endo Health Solutions will acquire Canadian drug maker Paladin Labs for $1.6 billion, mostly in shares of stock, Endo said Tuesday.

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