Briefs of interest to pharmacists

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced today that drug companies will have to post their prices in ads, a policy that was part of the Trump administration's blueprint to lower prescription drug prices and reduce consumers' out-of-pocket costs.   The pricing will require rule-making [Read more...]

President Trump bans ‘gag clauses’

President Donald Trump is to sign two bills into law today that will block insurers from enforcing "gag clauses" that forbid pharmacies from telling customers about how they can pay less for drugs.  The West Virginia Pharmacists Association sought the legislation in cooperation with the National [Read more...]

FDA approves new products

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 for people between the ages of 27 and 45.  The vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer in women and throat cancer in men.   Prior to Friday's announcement, the vaccine was only approved [Read more...]