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Omegaven injectable emulsion becomes available in the U.S.

Omegaven injectable emulsion becomes available in the U.S.

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, announced that Omegaven (fish oil triglycerides) injectable emulsion is now commercially available in the United States. This novel lipid had previously been available only for compassionate use in the U.S. Omegaven is an intravenous

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart today unveiled a new e-commerce platform uniting a wide selection of the company’s mass market cosmetics with an already broad range of luxury beauty products. The new site — shoppersdrugmart.ca/beauty — is Canada’s largest online beauty shopping destination, providing shoppers with hundreds of mass and luxury private label and international

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

Pharmacy groups file brief in Medicaid lawsuit

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) filed a legal brief this week with the Washington State Court of Appeals, challenging the state’s refusal to reimburse community pharmacies for the costs of providing care and services to disadvantaged

John Connelly named marketing VP at Scott’s Liquid Gold

John Connelly named marketing VP at Scott’s Liquid Gold

DENVER —   CPG industry veteran John Connelly has been named vice president of marketing and innovation at Scott’s Liquid Gold Inc. He will oversee all marketing efforts as part of the company’s senior leadership team and be responsible for building incremental capabilities and capacity in marketing strategy, brand management and innovation. He will report directly

HDA hails drug information-sharing agreement

HDA hails  drug information-sharing agreement

ARLINGTON, Va. — Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) president and CEO John Gray welcomed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement yesterday of a prescription drug information-sharing agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through this agreement, the DEA will share information from its Automation

Study: Rx vaccines can save time, money

Study: Rx vaccines can save time, money

  SAN FRANCISCO — Patients could save time and money if federal law is reformed to allow pharmacists to administer all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccines, a study released today by the Pacific Research Institute found. Click here to download a copy of the study. “Adult vaccines can improve people’s health, but our nation’s vaccine

Seema Verma, CMS administrator, to keynote PQA 2018 Annual Meeting

Seema Verma, CMS administrator, to keynote PQA 2018 Annual Meeting

BALTIMORE —  Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will provide the opening keynote for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s  2018 Annual Meeting at the Hilton Baltimore next month. Verma will speak e on Wednesday, May 16th at 3:30 pm and will highlight CMS’ efforts to advance quality, value-based care including the Patients Over Paperwork