12/10/2014 - 11:46am

Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual healthcare spending in the United States, accounting for 8.7% of the total healthcare spend.

12/10/2014 - 11:35am

Between 2013 and 2020, there is the possibility of more than $12 billion in healthcare cost savings if women older than 55 years were to take with calcium and vitamin D supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition revealed in a release issued Tuesday.

12/10/2014 - 10:11am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent only $480 per smoker who quit on account of its 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign,.

12/10/2014 - 9:51am

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the launch of generic Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules in the United States. The company is offering the capsules in 50-,100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

 

12/10/2014 - 9:39am

Mylan on Wednesday launched its celecoxib capsules in 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. The drug is one of the first available generic versions of Celebrex capsules from Pfizer.

12/09/2014 - 4:09pm

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

12/09/2014 - 1:39pm

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

12/09/2014 - 1:14pm

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association agreed to support compromise automatic substitution legislation.

12/09/2014 - 12:12pm

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period.