November 25, 2014

Walgreens will donate the value of one pneumonia vaccine to The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life for every pneumonia vaccine administered in its pharmacies between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

November 20, 2014

Decision Resources Group found that sales of biosimilar versions of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) filgrastim and pegfilgrastim could reach $1.8 billion in the United States by 2023. 

November 17, 2014

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. 

November 17, 2014

Ferndale Healthcare on Friday announced that its Heliocare brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need.

November 17, 2014

Earlier this year iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, a mobile blood-glucose monitor that plugs directly into a smartphone, and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. 

November 17, 2014

The American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension this summer plugged home blood-pressure monitoring kits, noting that the self-care diagnostics can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs — both buzz words in the changing healthcare paradigm that places a greater emphasis on preventive health care.

November 17, 2014

Nipro Diagnostics introduced its True Metrix Self-Monitoring and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood-glucose systems. 

November 13, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new CVS/pharmacy Brand Advanced Glucose Meter, a Food and Drug Administration-approved meter for at-home glucose monitoring.

November 13, 2014

Pharmacists can make use of a suite of resources on Ebola virus specifically designed for those who work in the community sector as of Thursday.

November 13, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in blood-pressure monitoring kits and blood-glucose meters, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

November 12, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Rite Aid's Robert Thompson to discuss the impact Vaccine Central will have on raising immunization awareness. 

 

November 11, 2014

Some experts predicted last year's “polar vortex” would turn into a springtime “pollen vortex.” But the “pollen vortex” didn’t happen — at least not everywhere.

November 11, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, Price Chopper has developed food- and health-related programs to help promote awareness on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people who are impacted by the disease.

November 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment to increase strategic national stockpile supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.

November 10, 2014

A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases released Monday found that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. 

November 7, 2014

It's one month into the cough-cold season and illness rates are up 3%, noted Matthew Mannelly, Prestige Brands president and CEO.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.

November 5, 2014

A new study by a Florida State University researcher found that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health.

November 4, 2014

Sleep monitoring specialist Beddit on Tuesday announced the availability of its wireless sleep-tracking device nationwide in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores.

November 3, 2014

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for nonhuman primates against the Ebola virus.

 

November 3, 2014

Coenzyme Q10 — a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement — provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms.

October 31, 2014

The response to the current global Ebola scare from both the pharmaceutical and pharmacy industries has been nothing short of remarkable. Precautionary preparations have been made to address the Ebola concerns in the United States; several pharmaceutical manufacturers have been working around the clock toward an Ebola vaccine and treatment; and there has been an outpooring of goods that have been directed to help with the outbreak in West Africa. 

Ebola is not a problem in the United States, at least not yet (nor hopefully will it ever be), but the pharmaceutical community is stepping up to help around the world. And in the U.S., there is much being done to help the pharmacy world prepare.