December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

 

December 5, 2014

The FDA issued a draft guidance that would provide generic companies a pathway to obtain samples of medicines requiring a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) protocol for product testing.

December 5, 2014

Healthgrades, a leading online resource to help consumers find a doctor and prepare for their appointment, on Thursday launched a new Right Care Center with content to help Americans make smarter health choices this holiday season.

December 5, 2014

CMS issued a proposed 428-page rule change earlier this week that would offer health systems more flexibility regarding the agency's accountable care program, PwC's Health Research Institute noted Friday.

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

December 3, 2014

Health-and-wellness companies see increasing opportunity in the point-of-care channel to reach and engage with patients primed to receive information about their health.

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 2, 2014

McKesson on Tuesday announced that the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court approved the registration of the domination and profit and loss transfer agreement between Celesio and McKesson Deutschland.

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance on key product tracing provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which is expected to be implemented by the industry on Jan. 1, 2015. 

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

November 26, 2014

The American College of Emergency Physicians on Tuesday warned against overindulgence through the holidays in an effort to raise awareness around diabetes. 

November 24, 2014

American Well is among the first healthcare providers to see an uptick in online visits associated with influenza-like symptoms.

November 24, 2014

Endo on Monday announced the acquisition of rights to Natesto (testosterone nasal gel), a testosterone nasal gel for replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism. 

November 24, 2014

Omnicare and McKesson on Monday announced the signing of an expanded agreement to include the sourcing and distribution of branded, specialty and generic pharmaceuticals. 

November 21, 2014

A study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that people with atrial fibrillation who take NSAIDs may be at risk for serious bleeding or thromboembolisms. 

November 20, 2014

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018.

November 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 19, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78%) would consider seeing a healthcare professional virtually for at least one healthcare need, according to a new Harris Poll.

November 17, 2014

Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.