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Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings to introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings plan to introduce legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas… Read More »

Indivior to launch cheaper opioid addiction drug; maintains forecast

(Reuters) – British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it would launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment drug, while maintaining its full-year profit and revenue forecast, sending its shares up more than 20 percent. The company is trying to hold off rivals Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals from bringing their… Read More »

Bracing For Amazon, Walgreens Launches Next-Day Drug Delivery With FedEx

Pedestrians pass in front of a Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. store in downtown Chicago, Illinois, U.S., Oct. 18, 2016. Photo: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP© 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP Walgreens and FedEx are expanding their relationship to launch next-day prescription delivery nationwide. The move comes in the wake of online retail giant Amazon’s acquisition… Read More »

Surescripts says tool aids transparency, drug affordability and adherence

Surescripts is touting the benefits of its real-time prescription benefit tool to help clinicians quickly find a more affordable drug, saving patients money and tying them closer to the provider organization. For example, clinicians can have benefit information automatically pulled from pharmacy benefit manager firms and inserted into the electronic health record, then select an… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »