Chris Salgardo, skin care expert, philanthropist and leader of the Kiehl's Since 1851 skin care brand, has inked a multi-book deal with the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, to provide grooming guidance and how-to advice for men of every age.
With specialty and biotech drugs claiming an ever-greater share of the pharmaceutical market and spawning a backlash from payers and patients over their high price tags, pharmacy operators are smack in the middle of a growing tug of war between the drug industry, the public and private health plans struggling to keep up with the new drug-cost paradigm.
With the development and use of innovative wearable health devices and smartphone health apps exploding, the decentralization of health care will likely reach a crescendo in 2015. Increasingly, consumers and physicians are embracing technologies that can continuously monitor a host of such physical conditions as heartbeat, lipid levels, medication adherence or motion — and wirelessly transmit the data to a host computer or smartphone.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that its Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray is now available by prescription through pharmacies across the United States.