September 26, 2013

Pharmagen on Thursday announced the launch of Clotamin, a unique multivitamin formulated without vitamin K in order to meet the special nutritional needs of people taking blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), such as Warfarin.

September 25, 2013

The September/October 2013 Digestive Aids Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Tums Chewy Delights, Alka Seltzer Fruit Chews, Maximum Strength Zantac 150 Cool Mint, Maximum Strength Pepcid AC, Prilosec OTC (Wildberry Flavor), Prevacid 24 Hour, Zegerid OTC and Gas-X.

September 25, 2013

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a drug used to treat fibromyalgia, prompting a lawsuit from the branded drug's manufacturers.

September 24, 2013

Abbott on Tuesday introduced a new nutrition shake called Glucerna Advance — formulated for people with diabetes who are seeking additional nutrition and health benefits.

September 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage strength for a chronic pain patch made by Purdue Pharma, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 24, 2013

The global market for Type 2 diabetes will nearly double over the next six years, according to a new report.

September 23, 2013

A report funded by a Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation grant made the case for supplementation as a key component in any healthcare cost reduction strategy. It's not news to those in the industry who already know the health benefits associated with supplementation. But for the consumer media so quick to run a negative headline, this may come as a bit of a shock.

Here's the secret. Dietary supplements are not only a part of a healthy diet, they also beget healthier behaviors. And America is at the precipice of becoming a whole lot more interested in healthier behaviors. After all, the cost burden shift from the employer to the consumer will only continue. And as consumers assume more and more of those healthcare costs, reports like this will help make the case that supplementation is worth a look as a cost containment tool.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

St. Joseph Health Products was honored with "Best New Product" distinction here by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care EPPS.

September 23, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

September 19, 2013

Prestige Brands released PediaCare Single Dose Acetaminophen Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever — the only pre-measured acetaminophen in individual, squeezable packets perfect for anytime dosing, according to the company.

September 18, 2013

As some of the most trusted healthcare professionals, community pharmacists and clinicians have a unique opportunity to assist and educate patients of all ages.

September 18, 2013

The Feel Good Vitamin Co. was launched Tuesday with the aim of helping end childhood malnutrition.

September 18, 2013

Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand officially unveiled on Tuesday new packaging across all products inspired by the famous Nivea blue tin that women have come to recognize over the past century.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for insomnia made by Lupin, the drug maker said.

September 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an injected drug for the bone marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome made by Dr. Reddy's Labs, the company said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

Stiefel has launched a new drug for treating acne, the company said on Tuesday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic chemotherapy pill for treating colorectal and breast cancers, the agency said Monday.

September 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for ulcers, Sun said.

September 16, 2013

A drug for treating opioid dependence has been launched, the manufacturer said Monday.

September 13, 2013

Actavis has launched a generic version of an extended-release opioid painkiller, the company said.

September 13, 2013

ChapStick, part of the Pfizer portfolio of consumer brands, on Friday announced a new lip balm with advanced moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients.

September 13, 2013

Companies that make long-acting opioid painkillers will be required to conduct studies to assess their safety, while use of the drugs will be restricted, under new requirements from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 13, 2013

Nurse practitioners are increasingly playing a key role in helping patients stay on track in taking their medications as prescribed, with nearly half of NPs indicating that the time they spend on patient education has increased over the past two years, according to Manhattan Research’s “Taking the Pulse Nurses 2013” study.

Highlighting the important role that NPs play in today’s healthcare system is essential as millions of uninsured Americans come into the insurance fold in 2014 due to health reform amid a growing shortage of primary care physicians.