January 13, 2014

According to this week's FluView report, overall flu activity continued to be high across the nation, with activity continuing to spread from state to state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

January 13, 2014

More than three-dozen pharmacists in 41 states will receive the 2013 National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations' Excellence in Innovation Award, which is designed to recognize pharmacists who have demonstrated significant innovation in their practice.

January 13, 2014

A drug maker has started a program to find the genetic determinants of human disease and speed the discovery and development of new drugs. The program includes a five-year project that it said would be one of the largest of its kind in terms of the number of patients involved.

January 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for use together in patients with advanced melanoma that can't be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body, the agency said Friday.

January 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a liquid formulation of an HIV drug made by Merck, the company said.

January 9, 2014

Forest Labs will buy privately owned drug maker Aptalis for $2.9 billion, Forest said Thursday.

January 9, 2014

Vulnerable patients, including seniors and cancer patients, suffer from lack of access to needed painkillers as efforts to combat diversion and misuse of controlled substances often result in drugs not getting into the hands of those who need them, according to a new pharmacist survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

January 9, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed Erez Vigodman as president and CEO, the Israeli drug maker said Thursday.

January 8, 2014

Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a once-daily tablet to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and treatment of other conditions.

January 8, 2014

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing on Wednesday unveiled the ECRM Data web site, ECRMData.com.

January 8, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca for treating Type 2 diabetes, the agency said.

January 8, 2014

Takeda Pharmaceutical has started a late-stage clinical trial program of its experimental drug for inflammatory bowel disease in Japan, the company said Wednesday.

January 7, 2014

Big Y pharmacies and En-Vision America have recently partnered on a pair of novel programs designed to improve compliance among seniors with impaired vision.

January 7, 2014

Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 7, 2014

Publix on Tuesday announced plans to expand a new Sync Your Refills program to all pharmacies. After a successful test in the Atlanta Division, the program will expand companywide to the remaining Publix Pharmacies by Friday, Jan. 24.

January 6, 2014

Diabetic users of an online patient portfolio for medication refills improved their adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study.

January 6, 2014

VoicePort announced that they have launched their Medication Synchronization Program, SynchroScript, along with two of their other adherence services with Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacy, of Williamsville, N.Y.

January 3, 2014

IMS Health is looking to go public, the healthcare industry research and analytics company said.

January 3, 2014

Regional chain Kinney Drugs is the latest to offer prescriptions at no upfront cost to some customers who have enrolled in Obamacare, according to published reports.

January 3, 2014

Rite Aid is providing prescriptions at no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces, but have not received an ID number, the retail pharmacy chain said.

January 3, 2014

Salix Pharmaceuticals has completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Santarus, Salix said.

January 2, 2014

Drug maker Eisai will make a new epilepsy drug available in the United States starting on Monday, the company said.

January 2, 2014

The Kroger Co. has joined the list of retailers offering supplies of prescription drugs at no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces, but have yet to receive an identification number.

January 2, 2014

The number of new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration fell by more than 30% in 2013 compared with 2012, according to agency records.