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News and information on retail pharmacy, including generic drugs, branded drugs, specialty pharmacy medications, pharmacy technology and legislative updates.

Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy

Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon.com, allows customers to complete an entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or mobile device through the Amazon app.

PDX, NHIN and EHR Data founder Kenneth Hill Sr. dies

EHR Data's founder and chairman of the board, Kenneth Hill Sr., passed away on Nov. 23, the company said.

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Genentech’s Xofluza now is indicated to include post-exposure prevention of influenza for patients 12 years old and older after contact with a person with the flu.

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Merck will acquire Oncolmmune, which recently announced positive findings from a Phase 3 study of its candidate for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19.

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Testosterone gel has a market size of roughly $107 million for the 12 months ended September 2020, according to IQVIA.

Neela Montgomery, former CEO of Crate & Barrel, will serve as executive vice president and president of CVS Pharmacy/retail, overseeing the company's 10,000 pharmacies.

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The Association for Accessible Medicines praised HHS's final rule to eliminate drug rebates but noted further action is necessary to modernize the Medicare Part D program to ensure lower-cost generic and biosimilar medicines for patients.

This month, Drug Store News is highlighting the standouts of the generics industry dedicated to making drug cost savings possible, particularly at this critical time when the healthcare industry has been affected by COVID-19.

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Prednisone tablets had a market value of approximately $30 million, according to IQVIA September 2020 data.

Camber's hydromorphone ER tablets are available in dosage strengths of 8 mg, 12 mg, 16 mg and 32 mg.

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Pfizer is alleging that Aurobindo and Dr. Reddy's were planning separately to come out with generic versions of Ibrance before expiration of its patent.

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular single-use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Human Services has identified pharmacy chains and independent pharmacy networks that will be part of the agency's distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.

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AstraZeneca expects to manufacture up to 3 billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 on a rolling basis, pending regulatory approval.

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