07/22/2011 - 1:21pm

Patients in northern California using Kaiser Permanente’s services who received new prescriptions for statin drugs through mail-order pharmacy showed better control of their cholesterol in the first three to 15 months following the start of therapy than those who obtained them from Kaiser Permanente northern California pharmacies, according to a new study.

07/22/2011 - 12:55pm

A study slated to appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a publication of the Endocrine Society, found that adolescent girls that take the diabetes drug metformin may prevent or delay the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of infertility.

07/22/2011 - 12:19pm

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday announced “grave concerns” regarding a purported Oregon Medicaid plan amendment that would, according to the association, renege on a pact the state previously reached with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and cut Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement for the second time this year.

07/22/2011 - 11:22am

Good Neighbor Pharmacy recently signed an agreement with the University of Southern California, providing a unique, international travel health program for community pharmacists, the company announced Friday.

07/22/2011 - 11:17am

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday refreshed its Consumer Updates page with information regarding the danger of acetaminophen overdose in children.

07/22/2011 - 11:02am

A panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency approve a drug made by Johnson & Johnson as a treatment for ulcerative colitis in children.

07/22/2011 - 10:42am

The American Diabetes Association has released a new guide catering to diabetic women that are planning to expand their brood and those who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

07/22/2011 - 9:26am

Perrigo on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a cinnamon-flavored, over-the-counter coated nicotine polacrilex gum USP in 2-mg and 4-mg strengths.

07/21/2011 - 3:11pm

Juno Technologies has introduced a new way to package medications that keeps drugs secure but makes them easier to ship and store.