Take Care opens first Rockford, Ill., area clinic
ROCKFORD, Ill. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has opened its first Take Care Health Clinic at a Walgreens in the Rockford area.
Three additional clinics are expected to open in the area this year. The company now has 29 clinics in the state, including 28 in the Chicago area.
Take Care has partnered with such insurance plans as Aetna, ChoiceCare, CIGNA, Coventry, Great West Healthcare, Humana, Multiplan/PCHS and UnitedHealthcare to provide covered services to patients, in addition to accepting Medicare and Medicaid. If insured by one of these plans, patients pay their regular co-pay or coinsurance amount. For the uninsured or cash payers, prices average $59 to $74.
Take Care currently operates 171 total clinics in 18 cities throughout 14 states.
FDA approves Teva’s generic Sarafem Pulvules
JERUSALEM The Food and Drug Administration has granted final to Teva Pharmaceuticals to market a drug for treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
The drug, fluoxetine, is a generic version of Eli Lilly’s drug Sarafem Pulvules. The FDA granted approval for Teva’s application for 10 mg and 20 mg capsules of the drug Wednesday. The FDA granted a first-to-file 180-day marketing exclusivity to Teva. The drug will ship immediately.
Teva, headquartered in Israel, is a manufacturer of generic drugs and one of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Teva North America operates in California, Missouri, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
FDA issues approvable letter for Wyeth osteoporosis drug
WASHINGTON Wyeth Pharmaceuticals received an approvable letter from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, the company announced Friday.
The FDA requested further analysis concerning stroke and venous thrombosis for the drug, known as bazedoxifene. The FDA made similar requests when Wyeth Pharmaceuticals filed a new drug application in December 2007. The company expects to respond to the new letter by the end of this year.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals is a division of Wyeth, a global company specializing in pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products and animal healthcare products.