January 7, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry is back. Fueled by the launch of expensive, new biotech medicines, rising prices for both branded and generic drugs and a recent slowdown in branded-drug patent expirations and generic competition, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is staging a remarkable resurgence.

January 7, 2015

PipelineRx — a clinical telepharmacy platform company — has acquired Quality Pharmacy Management, which provides remote pharmacy services in six Western states, for an undisclosed amount.

January 7, 2015

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting such lung-specific diseases as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

January 7, 2015

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit, a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing.

 

January 7, 2015

According to a recent survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, only one-quarter of adults take dietary supplements for immune health, the association noted Wednesday. 

January 7, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration approved the launch of the company's valsartan tablets, the generic version of Diovan tablets from Novartis. 

 

January 7, 2015

WebMD Health and Walgreens announced the availability of Your Digital Health Advisor, a virtual wellness-coaching program powered by WebMD.

 

January 6, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Tuesday announced that the company has received final approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to manufacture and market Valsartan Tablets.

January 6, 2015

Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni and Sovaldi drugs will be exclusive to CVS Health’s Standard Commercial, Exchange (Marketplace), Medicare Part D and Medicaid formularies.

January 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

January 6, 2015

Sakar International on Tuesday unveiled four new Vivitar branded fitness trackers at the 2015 International CES, expanding the company's line of health and wellness products into the wearable tech market.

January 6, 2015

According to the Walgreens Flu Index for the week beginning Jan. 5, Knoxville, Tenn. is the No. 1 designated market area with flu activity, followed by the Paducah, Ky. area and Chattanooga, Tenn.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

January 5, 2015

Nearly three-fourths (72%) of Americans will be committing to “drinking enough water” in 2015.

January 5, 2015

Atkins Nutritionals on Monday unveiled Atkins 40, a new low-carb weight-loss program that offers greater flexibility and food variety, making it easier to sustain while creating the foundations for healthier eating over a lifetime.

January 5, 2015

Boca Health Remedies announced the introduction of GermWarrior, a nasal inhaler that combats germs, provides a boost to immune defenses and temporarily relieves cold symptoms.

 

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

January 5, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition expressed its support in response to a study, “Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron–Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh.”

January 5, 2015

CVS Health is now offering talking prescription labels as well as braille and large print labels through its mail service pharmacy to CVS/caremark members who are blind or visually impaired.

January 5, 2015

Healthy Mama on Monday launched Be Well Rounded!, a dye-free prenatal vitamin and DHA supplement system retailing at $29.99 for a two-month supply.

January 5, 2015

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals last month announced it has begun shipping Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets to wholesalers in the United States. 

January 5, 2015

Mylan announced the introduction of valsartan tablets USP in 40-, 80-, 160- and 320-mg dosage strengths. 

January 5, 2015

January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team Challenge, an inter-collegiate competition to raise awareness about medication adherence.

January 5, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta can now offer flu screenings in store — a first for Canadian pharmacies.