epocrates, an athenahealth Inc. company that delivers digital clinical decision support to prescribers, shared its commitment to accelerate the company’s fast-growing commercial business and further invest in and innovate its commercial product offerings, following a period of tremendous change in the pharmaceutical industry. To help enhance and broaden epocrates’ services, the company recently brought on Matt Titus – an industry veteran of 13 years – to serve as the organization’s vice president, chief commercial officer.
Klick Health and Lakeridge Health introduced a technologically advanced medication dosage calculator to help pharmacists and physicians determine the correct amount of vancomycin for treating life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant, bacterial infections.
Walmart Inc. is preparing to offer Covid-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, expanding beyond the two states where the company’s pharmacists are offering inoculations.
Walmart Inc. filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking clarity on the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions.
The U.S. government said pharmacists would be allowed to administer routine vaccines to children, calling a drop in immunization from lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus a “public health threat.”
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. announced the launch of Trientine Hydrochloride Capsules USP, 250 mg, a therapeutically equivalent generic version of Syprine (trientine hydrochloride) Capsules, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating Wilson’s disease.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that requires pharmaceutical companies to provide details of biosimilar deals to the Federal Trade Commission for antitrust scrutiny.
One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths with many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said.
Endo International Plc said two units filed a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of ignoring key components of a law passed after a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy.
A federal prosecutor told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients’ lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was not a murderer.