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

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NCPA’s comments warn of impact of vertical mergers on independents

NCPA is urging new guidelines to focus on “Frankenstein-like payer/PBM/pharmacies that steer patients and kill off local businesses.”

Surescripts report: Patients want transparent Rx pricing

A new Surescripts survey shows that 94% of respondents who skipped taking a medication because it cost too much would have been willing to take a lower-cost alternative if that were suggested.

At a time when people expect negative news in the generics industry, many generics firms are managing to thrive.

Three trends are driving the generics market, according to IQVIA vice president of industry relations Doug Long.

A star trophy award.

Upsher-Smith and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations are honoring 44 pharmacists for their commitment to patients and their work advancing the pharmacy profession.

Camber's generic Nexium is available in two dosage strengths in 30-, 90- and 1,000-count bottles.

The first-ever iQ Conference will feature a wide range of educational topics, products, and speakers.

Bartell's storefront.

Bartell Drugs is discontinuing sales of promethazine codeine at all pharmacies and is participating in the Washington State secure drug take-back program for the safe disposal of leftover and expired prescriptions.

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Prednisone tablets had a market value of $121 million for 2018, according to IQVIA.

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Moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution had a market value of approximately $10 million, according to IQVIA December 2019 data.

Fluvoxamine maleate. haloperidol and clonidine hydrochloride have a combined market value of nearly $102.5 million for the 12 months ending December 2019.

The FDA headquarters.

In 2019, the FDA gave 1,014 generic drug final and tentative approvals.

Pharmacy technology and automation companies are seeing more industry disruption than ever, and in response, they're ratcheting up their products and services to help pharmacies succeed.

A pharmacist in a stockroom.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation guidelines will be downloadable in the six official United Nations languages along with other resources on the FIP website.

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