Christine Blank
Contributing Editor Christine Blank is a freelance writer based in Florida.
Drug distributor pays record fine
McKesson Corp., one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals, agreed to pay a record civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act.
CVS Diabetes Management Program Aims to Slash Costs
Here's how this pharmacy chain is helping patients with diabetes better manage their disease.
Constipation drug wins approval
FDA approved plecanatide (Trulance, Synergy Pharmaceuticals) for adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.
Five Innovative New Products for Diabetes
Here's a quick overview of new drugs, a novel device that can replace fingersticks, and an “artificial pancreas” meant to make life easier for patients with diabetes.
Why consumers trust pharmacists
Americans ranked pharmacists second only to nurses in a Gallup survey about trusted professions.
CVS, Cigna on board with generic EpiPens
The urgent need for a less-expensive epinephrine auto-injector is now being addressed.
Generics and biosimilars, key to Trump drug price concerns
If pharma is “getting away with murder” with drug pricing, more generic and biosimilars can help control costs, says this group.
Long-acting opioid painkiller wins approval
FDA recently approved a long-acting opioid designed to deter abuse.
Trump's drug pricing comments create debate
While President-elect Donald Trump recently said that the pharmaceutical industry is “getting away with murder” in terms of drug prices, the industry is trying to self-regulate before facing tighter rules from the incoming administration.
Report: Pharmacists dispensing dangerous drug combos
Walgreens, CVS Health and other drug chains promised to improve procedures after a Chicago Tribune investigation found that pharmacists at several retail chains filled prescriptions with dangerous drug combinations.

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