04/14/2017 - 2:51pm

State senators voted 22-9 in favor of approving a measure intended to help ease the state’s growing opioid epidemic.

04/14/2017 - 2:46pm

Texas has seen 221 people come down with the mumps this year — the highest number the state has had since 1994, when there were 234 cases, according to a report in Outbreak News Today. The Texas Dept. of State Health Services is advising healthcare providers to be on the look out for mumps in patients, as multiple outbreaks crop up around the state. (Outbreak News Today)

04/14/2017 - 2:11pm

The Canadian Pharmacists Association on Thursday expressed its concern over pharmacists being left out of recently introduced legislation tweaking the country’s marijuana laws to legalize recreational pot while preserving a separate stream for medical marijuana. 

04/14/2017 - 1:53pm
Thrifty White Pharmacy will be opening its second pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Minn., according to a report from the Grand Rapids Herald-Review. The pharmacy will be taking over the pharmacy space inside a Milner’s Super One Foods store, offering Thrifty White’s medication synchronization, as well as a drive-through. (Herald-Review)
 
04/14/2017 - 11:55am

Jennifer Cretu — most recently VP marketing and public relations — has been named SVP pharma services and marketing.

04/14/2017 - 10:22am

Study’s senior author observed that the new approach would not only be more responsive to the most urgent unmet medical needs — terminal illnesses that are currently untreatable — it could also greatly accelerate the drug development process.

04/13/2017 - 10:31am

GlucoMe's new EVP, GM previously served as divisional VP at Abbott Labs, where he was responsible for all diabetes products and strategy direction.

04/13/2017 - 10:00am

CNBC on Wednesday reported that Apple has hired a small team of engineers as part of a "secret" initiative to develop the next generation of diabetes management devices. "The initiative is far enough along that Apple has been conducting feasibility trials at clinical sites across the Bay Area and has hired consultants to help it figure out the regulatory pathways," CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the effort. "Apple isn't the only technology company eyeing opportunities in the space, [however]. Verily, Google's life sciences team, is currently working on a 'smart' contact lens to measure blood sugar via the eye, and it partnered up with DexCom in 2015." (CNBC)

04/12/2017 - 4:06pm

Narcan Nasal Spray has been available in Canada without a prescription since October, 2016.