PHARMACEUTICAL CARE MANAGEMENT CARE ASSOCIATION: Federal Circuit Court Unanimously Strikes Down Arkansas Mandate Restricting PBM Tools

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous three judge decision, today ruled in favor of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association’s (PCMA) challenge (PCMA vs. Rutledge) to Arkansas law, Act 900, which restricted pharmacy benefit management (PBM) tools, and required employers and consumers to pay higher rates to independent drugstores for prescription drugs. Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: FDA Approves Subcutaneous Formulation of Actemra for use in Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA), a Rare Form of Juvenile Arthritis

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) in patients two years of age and older. Read More »