05/29/2014 - 4:14pm

For chronic pain sufferers, there is a real problem with the abuse of painkillers in the United States. While the number of patients who have a legitimate need for prescription painkillers — 100 million plus — is vastly more than the number of people addicted to painkillers — 11 million — there is a stigma attached to the prescribing, dispensing and utilization of pain medicines.

08/22/2014 - 1:03pm

It’s show time once again as the National Association of Chain Drug Stores kicks off its Total Store Expo in Boston.

08/21/2014 - 1:35pm

There are a number of growth drivers across the digestives space, starting with the biggest proton-pump inhibitor to make its way from behind the pharmacy bench to over-the-counter aisles since the original “Purple Pill” was switched in 2003.

08/21/2014 - 10:59am

Restricting access to samples of generic biological drugs would lead to nearly $140 million in lost savings for every $1 billion in biologics sales, Matrix Global Advisors said.

08/21/2014 - 10:56am

The generic drug industry — and by extension, patients across the United States — is being adversely impacted by what some are calling branded drug makers’ abuse of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS.

08/20/2014 - 6:55pm

Pharmavite’s VitaMelts brand has been a popular introduction to the category, with $9.4 million in sales, up 184.3%, for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

08/20/2014 - 6:55pm

The successful introduction of Estroven Weight Management is bringing new users to the menopause supplement category, said April Mills, marketing director of i-Health, a division of DSM.

08/20/2014 - 6:55pm

Sales of all vitamins are up slightly by 0.9% to $6.4 billion, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

08/20/2014 - 6:55pm

Procter & Gamble’s ZzzQuil was named to IRI’s list of new product pacesetters this year.