July 31, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."

July 30, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations with Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2015

CVS Health and IBM on Thursday announced they will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing for care management services for patients with chronic disease.

July 30, 2015

Jean Coutu has taken steps to prepare its customers and pharmacists for the expanded services the pharmacy can now provide with the implementation of Bill 41, which amends the Pharmacy Act.

July 30, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with consumer health engagement company higi, has announced that Marlena Kelley, pharmacy manager at Publix’s Daphne, Ala., location, is the grand prize winner of its June 2015 Fit Pharmacist Challenge, sponsored by Splenda.

July 29, 2015

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

July 29, 2015

Patients were unable to follow approprate treatment protocols for an OTC Lipitor, so Pfizer decided to discountinue its switch application. 

July 29, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and its member state boards of pharmacy are planning to enhance several of its examination and assessment programs to better reflect the evolving practice of pharmacy. Changes will begin in November 2015.

July 28, 2015

A recent study showed that up to 74% of women experienced improvement in their breast discomfort after supplementing their diets with iodine. 

July 28, 2015

The new SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid is designed to aid parents in examining the throat area. 

July 27, 2015

The Food and Drug administration announced Friday that it had approved Praluent (alirocumab), a cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor injection. 

July 27, 2015

The GpHA and Biosimilars Council have published their objections to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to the pages of the New York Times. 

July 27, 2015

As the sole U.S. supplier of fluoxymesterone, Upsher-Smith sought a way to renew the product’s availability after the company’s initial API manufacturer discontinued its supply. 

July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had approved Novartis’ Odomzo (sonidegib). The drug is meant to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of advanced skin cancer.

July 23, 2015

A new coalition has formed to ensure safe access to over-the-counter pain relief remedies. The Protecting Access to Pain Relief Coalition officially launched on June 22 to help ensure that American consumers continue to have access to, and choice of, safe and effective pain relief, including acetaminophen.

July 22, 2015

Novartis will be able to introduce Sandoz’s Zarxio (filgrastim) after Sept. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday. 

July 22, 2015

None of the patients studied had received a hepatitis B vaccine according to guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

July 21, 2015

Qore-24 creates an antimicrobial barrier on the hand for up to 24 hours, according to the company. 

July 21, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic version of Tambocor in 50-, 100- and 150-mg dosage strengths

July 21, 2015

More than half of millennials surveyed would embrace telemedicine. 

July 20, 2015

Patients surfing the content on Elsevier's Health Library can search by a specific condition or diagnosis or move through an easy-to-skim, A-to-Z list of healthcare topics.

July 20, 2015

Cardinal Health celebrates 25 years of connecting its independent pharmacy partners to business-building ideas, networking opportunities and continuing education. 

July 17, 2015

Injectable and infusion drug company Hospira announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its bivalirudin injection, a generic of the Medicine Company’s Angiomax.

July 17, 2015

Nordic Naturals' sport certification comes from NSF International’s Certified for Sport Program, which helps ensure that nutritional products are free of banned substances or their metabolites.