07/10/2014 - 7:39pm

As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years. In order to maintain basic operating margin levels and continue investing in research and development at current levels, life science manufacturers will be forced to reduce costs by more than $35 billion by 2017, according to results from a new survey of 70 life science organizations from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

07/10/2014 - 7:39pm

With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.

07/10/2014 - 11:02am

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

07/08/2014 - 10:54am

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

07/08/2014 - 10:15am

Rexam Prescription Products on Tuesday is changing its name to Centor, the company announced.

07/08/2014 - 9:03am

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

07/07/2014 - 10:30am

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

06/30/2014 - 11:04am

Armada Health Care and PDX on Friday announced that Armada’s prior authorization solution, known as ApproveRx, will be integrated with the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System, PDX Classic and Community Pharmacy system, PDX’s newest system.

06/26/2014 - 10:20am

Parks Associates on Wednesday announced that 2% of U.S. broadband households purchased a smart watch in 2013, with another 4% very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.