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

Trump, House Democrats reach deal on USMCA trade agreement

House Democrats have secured multiple policy changes in the USMCA, including those related to prescription drug pricing,

2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year: Publix's relationship-based pharmacy

Read about DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, Publix, and how its team focuses on relationships with patients, payers and partners to build an exceptional pharmacy operation.

Based on the level of innovation in private-label health, beauty care and general merchandise, it is clear that retailers and suppliers are looking to surpass customer expectations.

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Diplomat and OptumRx's combination will expand the innovative specialty pharmacy and infusion solutions that OptumRx can offer.

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Afinitor 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 7 mg tablets had a market value of roughly $412 million over the last four quarters, according to IQVIA.

Fresenius Kabi's generic Invanz is available in a 1-g vial.

Before 2013, Publix’s central-fill pharmacy decidedly was low tech.

Compounding pharmacies currently are gearing up for a change in USP’s Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings.

Amgen's biosimilar Avsola offers a biological treatment option to patients across critical disease states, including chronic inflammatory conditions.

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The NACDS 2020 Annual Meeting will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham and General James Mattis.

Pharmacy technology and automation companies are stepping up to the plate to ensure that pharmacists can juggle their roles successfully. 

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Pharmacy groups applaud the Grassley-Wyden bill, that would address DIR fees, and lower patient costs.

NuvaRing had a market value of roughly $976 million for the 12 months ended Oct. 31, 2019, according to IQVIA.

The NACDS Foundation Dinner raised funds for health initiatives, and also honored two heroes for work in preventing and treating opioid abuse.

Publix, DSN’s 2019 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, takes an approach to cultivating and promoting talent in its organization that sets it apart.

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Blink Health is offering new patients more than 4,000 medications for free.

Amneal has received the Food and Drug Administration’s clearance for three generics that it is introducing immediately, including the first generic of Carafate (sucralfate oral suspension).

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Exjade had a market value of roughly $113 million and Jadenu had a market value of about $470 million for the most recent 12 months ended in September.

Flu shots are available seven days a week at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

Giant Eagle is offering Amazon capabilities that allow customers to set medication reminders and request prescription refills by asking the Alexa voice assistant.

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The FDA has approved three applications for first generics of Novartis’ Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adult patients.

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Kinnect is a transformational on-site pharmacy option for community health centers, which offers mental health and addiction services.

The generic of Novartis’ branded product will be available in dosage strengths of 90- and 360-mg. 

These women working with suppliers were recognized as part of the DSN Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards.

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Vishal Arora and Nitin Shingate are joining RxSense as chief technology officers for its enterprise and consumer divisions, respectively.

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SingleCare's Drug Basket feature helps consumers get the lowest prices for prescription drugs at nearby pharmacies.

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