National Check Your Meds Day, Oct. 21, i is being established by Consumer Reports and the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Sales of topical analgesics may be benefitting in part from consumer concerns about certain medication ingredients, particularly in the wake of warnings about the potential for liver damage from the mis-use of acetaminophen.
Together, the brands of Ahold USA and Delhaize America represent the largest grocery retailer group on the U.S. East Coast, including the Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant Foods, Giant/Martin's and Hannaford brands, IRI noted.
The merger will bring the two companies together to create the fifth-largest generics business in the United States.
For the second year at the NCPA Annual Conference, McKesson RxOwnership took part in the official NCPA student education program with a presentation led by Kim Diemand, VP North Central Region, McKesson RxOwnership.
The awards come as NCPA rolls out its 2017 NCPA Digest, which found that the state of independent community pharmacies continues to grow and expand the scope of services pharmacists can offer their patients.
According to the World Health Organization, roughly one-third of patients diagnosed with plaque psoriasis is younger than 20 years of age, and adolescents in particular have limited treatment options.
As many as 21% of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 years old who supplement take fiber, compared to 9% of adults over the age of 55 years who take a supplement.
While most probiotics on the market still are available in tablet or caplet forms, new delivery systems — such as drinks, sodas, chews, cubes, liquids, gummies, fizzy powders and prefilled straws — are becoming more popular.