April 22, 2015

With the United States expected to face a growing shortage of primary care physicians over the next decade, support for point-of-care testing in community pharmacies is growing.

April 22, 2015

If you were impressed by the recent switches of Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Nexium 24HR or Flonase — well-executed and model switches — well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

April 22, 2015

The dollar store channel is growing in prominence when it comes to OTC remedies, noted Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference last March.

April 22, 2015

Compared with primary care practices and emergency rooms, there is no difference at retail clinics in overall acute respiratory infections antibiotic prescribing, according the study published online in The American Journal of Managed Care.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens displays Well Beyond HIV campaign art exhibit in San Francisco. 

April 21, 2015

West coast grocer Haggen will grow its pharmacy business from 17 pharmacies to 106 pharmacies. 

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 21, 2015

A new PhRMA report released Monday found that branded manufacturers invested $51.2 billion last year in R&D. 

April 21, 2015

A Frost & Sullivan report released Tuesday found the self-monitoring blood-glucose meter market is threatened by reimbursement pressure and technological advancements. 

April 20, 2015

Aurobindo Pharmacy on Monday announced that it has received the first abbreviated new drug approval from the Food and Drug Administration for cefixime for oral suspension

April 20, 2015

A Tractica report released Monday projects a sharp increase in utililzation of home-health technologies by 2020. 

April 20, 2015

Specialty pharmacy operator Diplomat Pharmacy is on the lookout for a few good students, the company announced Friday. 

April 20, 2015

Kmart and Shop Your Way have unveiled the new Shop Your Way Pharmacy Rewards Program.
 

April 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program kicked off this weekend, making its first stop on a national multi-city tour that will continue at colleges and schools of pharmacy during 2015.

April 20, 2015

Professions Quest launches a massively multi-player online serious game called Mimycx to help educate healthcare professionals.

April 20, 2015

"Certain aspects of sporting events are similar to governmental advocacy. In both instances there are winners and losers," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey in a recent blog post. 

April 17, 2015

IMS Health is getting ready to launch a consumer version of its AppScript app, according to a MedCityNews report. 

April 16, 2015

According to the Food and Drug Administration, heart failure is a common condition that affects close to 5.1 million people in the United States. The condition arises when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. 

April 16, 2015

Louisiana state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, has introduced legislation to help establish a legal distribution system for medical marijuana.

April 16, 2015

Sandoz on Thursday introduced a new generic MS therapy.

April 16, 2015

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Marc Watkins as VP and corporate medical director, reporting directly to Kenneth Patric, chief medical officer.

April 15, 2015

The Cardinal Health Foundation and the American Pharmacists Association recently recognized pharmacists for their efforts in prescription medication misuse prevention.

April 15, 2015

United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.