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

Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 13, 2014

 Janssen Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's supplemental new drug application for the once-monthly Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate), an antipsychotic used to treat schizoaffective disorder as either monotherapy or adjunctive therapy. 

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

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 10, 2014

Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that its Type 2 diabetes treatment drug Trulicity (dulaglutide) , is now available in U.S. pharmacies. The drug is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and comes in a single-dose pen, which doesn't require the patient to mix, measure or handle the needle, the company said.

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

Janssen Therapeutics announced earlier this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved Olysio (simeprevir), a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in adult patients as part of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. 

November 7, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. 

November 7, 2014

Perrigo may one day expand into the branded side of the U.S. OTC business, Joseph Papa, Perrigo president, chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

November 7, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced positive findings from a Phase III clinical study that examined the safety and efficacy of Qnasl.

November 6, 2014

A Belgian healthcare website recently presented the lighter side of researching medical conditions on Google. 

November 5, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced the relaunch of Cornerstones4Care, an online patient support platform for people living with diabetes.

November 5, 2014

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield patients can now have prescriptions filled at Wegmans, with free home delivery.

 

November 4, 2014

Across the front-end, CVS Health is in the midst of enhancing its digital capabilities. That , along with insight into the impact of its exit from the tobacco business, was the message Tuesday morning during the company's third-quarter conference call.

November 4, 2014

The newly updated Immunizations app allows users to find pharmacies and clinics that provide free or low-cost immunizations. 

November 4, 2014

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is revisiting advocating the medical use of marijuana to state legislators.

November 4, 2014

MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to offer users a contextual personalized medication experience through a feed based on users’ medications.

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

Protein Sciences Corp. last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Flublok influenza vaccine for all adults ages 18 years and older.

November 3, 2014

Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.

November 3, 2014

“Mild” control of systolic pressure is adequate for adults age 65 or older. 

October 31, 2014

As many as 62% of attendees at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine annual conference this week said that the most important factor in stopping Ebola in the United States is controlling the virus and caring for afflicted patients in West Africa.