December 10, 2014

Between 2013 and 2020, there is the possibility of more than $12 billion in healthcare cost savings if women older than 55 years were to take with calcium and vitamin D supplements, the Council for Responsible Nutrition revealed in a release issued Tuesday.

December 10, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the launch of generic Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules in the United States. The company is offering the capsules in 50-,100-, 200- and 400-mg dosage strengths. 

 

December 9, 2014

BioPharmX on Tuesday announced the availability of Violet iodine, a new once-daily supplement for relief of premenstrual breast discomfort.

December 9, 2014

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group recently adopted the continuous glucose monitoring profile, developed by the Medical Device Working Group, to standardize data collection, measurement and delivery for Bluetooth Smart glucose monitors.

December 9, 2014

Braun on Tuesday launched the Braun No touch + forehead thermometer, a thermometer that offers two non-invasive ways to take a temperature reading.

December 9, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association agreed to support compromise automatic substitution legislation.

December 9, 2014

Mirixa Corp. announced a partnership with pharmacy system PioneerRx on a patient adherence solution.

December 9, 2014

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

December 9, 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the number of Americans using prescription opiates declined 9.2%, yet both the number of opioid prescriptions filled and the number of days of medication per prescription rose more than 8% in that time period. 

December 9, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $100 million donation to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from alumni Fred Eshelman, founder and CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals. The committment will be used to create a center within the pharmacy school named the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 8, 2014

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the company has been issued its first U.S. patent directed at the company's Impede technology and products utilizing that technology. 

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday will begin publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, Drug Store News has learned.

December 8, 2014

Drug Store News has named Nancy Lyons director of continuing education and clinical content.

December 8, 2014

Walgreens and MDLive on Monday introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.

 

December 8, 2014

As Congress continues consideration of the bipartisan conference agreement to the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson issued a statement.

December 8, 2014

President Barack Obama signed into law in late November the Sunscreen Innovation Act.

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

Pharmacist ranks No. 1 in a Forbes list of the best 15 healthcare jobs published Thursday. 

December 5, 2014

Greenstone announced the introduction of cabergoline tablets to its line of pharmaceutical products.

 

December 5, 2014

The McKesson Pharmacy Optimization team has identified the top five trends that will impact the healthcare system and health system pharmacies in 2015.

 

December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

December 4, 2014

Mylan on Thursday announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Labs, was granted tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for two dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets for oral suspension.