Industry News

Plan Would Delay Sales of Generic for Lipitor

  The biggest introduction of a generic drug in pharmaceutical history is being met with tough business strategies by Pfizer and pharmacy benefit companies, according to recent letters to pharmacists. Many drugstores are being asked to block prescriptions for a … Continue reading

Prescription relief on way as eight top drugs go generic

  By Alex Nixon Some of the world’s best-selling prescription drugs are coming off patent in the next 14 months, creating a boon for generic drug makers such as Mylan Inc. and lowering costs for millions of patients. Of the … Continue reading

Report Finds Parent Training Effective for Treating Young Children With ADHD

  ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Formal training in parenting strategies is a low-risk, effective method for improving behavior in preschool-age children at risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while there is less evidence supporting the … Continue reading

Obama Executive Order Addresses Drug Shortages

Louder drumbeat for early warning by manufacturers of potential shortages. To address the growing problem of drug shortages, President Barack Obama yesterday signed an executive order that directs FDA to broaden reporting of potential shortages, speed up regulatory reviews that can help … Continue reading

According to a New Study: Twenty Four Percent of New Prescriptions Never Filled

  WOONSOCKET, R.I.,, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – Twenty four percent of patients given a new medication by their doctor did not fill the prescription, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital … Continue reading