September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 11, 2014

Medivation and Astellas Pharma on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new use of Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week. 

September 10, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers a means for identifying safe, legal and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. 

September 10, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

September 9, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday launched it’s first-ever comprehensive advertising campaign.

September 9, 2014

AstraZeneca's once-weekly Bydureon (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) pen now is available in pharmacies across the United States, the company announced.

September 9, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new Drug Enforcement Administration regulation that would allow pharmacies and other authorized collectors to serve as authorized drop-off sites for unused prescription drugs.

September 9, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Menactra [meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine] as a booster vaccination against meningococcal disease in people ages 15 years through 55 years. 

September 9, 2014

Several organizations last week formed the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. 

September 9, 2014

The YMCA of Greater Rochester on Tuesday partnered with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide adult YMCA members with flu shots.

September 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is on pace to match or exceed the 39 novel new medicines approved in 2012.

September 8, 2014

Award-winning actress Judith Light — known for TV’s "Who’s the Boss?," "Dallas" and "Ugly Betty" — is joining the National Council on Aging to raise awareness about influenza this season, NCOA announced Monday.

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

September 8, 2014

About 70% of those seniors getting help with daily activities received that assistance from family, friends and other unpaid caregivers.

September 8, 2014

Silvergate Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Epaned (enalapril maleate Powder for oral solution) for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure, as well as the treatment of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. 

September 5, 2014

Univision on Thursday announced the official sponsors for its singing reality competition, “Va Por Ti” (This One’s For You) , a co-production of Televisa and Univision. 

September 5, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma.

September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday shared results from several studies evaluating its investigational pain medication Hysingla ER.

September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday presented results from two epidemiological studies evaluating the reformulation of OxyContin. 

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 4, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

New research suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project reported Wednesday.

September 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.