South Korea is much more than Psy’s pop single “Gangnam Style” or the TV series “M*A*S*H,” which lasted three times longer than the actual Korean conflict. It’s one of the most remarkable modern economic success stories. The Eighth United States Army, about 29,000 strong, has long had a front row seat, but most Americans have not. Starting with the ’88 Olympics coming out party, South Korea has arrived. For U.S. OTC brand owners, it’s inevitably an A-list market.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reminding parents to keep their medicines up and away and out of sight, especially during the Halloween season, as many children may mistake medicines for candy.
The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy is proposing new rules to prohibit pharmacies from requiring their pharmacists to work more than 12 continuous hours in a day, the Mankato Free Press reported Friday. "Area pharmacists said they understood the board’s intentions, but wondered how it might affect smaller pharmacies who only have one pharmacist working at a given time," the report noted. "Rules already in place require the pharmacy to shut down while a pharmacist is away unless the medication area can be locked down." (Mankato Free Press)
The FDA approved Vaxchora in June for adults traveling to cholera-affected areas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously recommended it for travelers to areas of active cholera transmission the same month.
MorningStar Farms is looking to appeal to the modern consumer with five new, 100% vegetarian heat-and-eat veggie bowls with globally inspired spices and flavors.
Haiti’s Partners in Health will build the new medical distribution center outside Port Au Prince with the $250,000 from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation.
Benzer Pharmacy has opened its first Arkansas store to join its more than 60 locations in 11 other states.
The funding, distributed through CDC's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement, will support activities to protect the health of Americans, especially pregnant women.
Rite Aid pharmacies last week made available a number of free resources to senior customers in an effort to help them select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period.