January 23, 2015

CVS Health’s apprenticeship program garnered national attention during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as he called on more businesses to follow CVS Health’s lead and offer more educational benefits and paid apprenticeships.

January 23, 2015

The Little Clinic, which is a subsidiary of Kroger, opened two new locations this month inside Kroger stores in Hebron in northern Kentucky and Bardstown in the Louisville area.

January 22, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets USP, the generic version of Pfizer's Protonix. The drug is used to treat gastro esophageal reflux disease and damage to the esophagus.

 

January 22, 2015

Glucose Health recently launched a powder blend that can assist in the stabilization of healthy glucose levels, the company announced.

January 22, 2015

Four House representatives on Thursday reintroduced legislation designed to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion and ensure patient access to necessary medications.

January 22, 2015

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

January 21, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that its Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide) inhalation spray is now available by prescription through pharmacies across the United States. 

 

January 21, 2015

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

January 21, 2015

Eisai on Tuesday announced the launch of a new savings card for Belviq (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, the most-prescribed branded FDA-approved prescription drug therapy for chronic weight management.

January 21, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced approval for Cosentyx (secukinumab), indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

 

January 21, 2015

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, has developed a fun guide of common germ alter egos.

January 21, 2015

The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation has invested $2.4 million in the Conshohocken, Pa.-based start-up.

January 21, 2015

With specialty and biotech drugs claiming an ever-greater share of the pharmaceutical market and spawning a backlash from payers and patients over their high price tags, pharmacy operators are smack in the middle of a growing tug of war between the drug industry, the public and private health plans struggling to keep up with the new drug-cost paradigm.

January 21, 2015

With the development and use of innovative wearable health devices and smartphone health apps exploding, the decentralization of health care will likely reach a crescendo in 2015. Increasingly, consumers and physicians are embracing technologies that can continuously monitor a host of such physical conditions as heartbeat, lipid levels, medication adherence or motion — and wirelessly transmit the data to a host computer or smartphone. 

January 21, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

 

January 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the age indication for Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension 0.9% to include children 6 months of age and older who have head lice infestations (pediculosis capitis).

January 20, 2015

CareCam Health Systems, a vHealth technology firm offering a chronic care management software platform designed to promote patient adherence to prescribed therapy and seamless coordinated care, announced a strategic collaboration with the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation.

January 20, 2015

Flu incidence has spread from the central United States and picked up across the West between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19.

 

January 20, 2015

LifeScan on Tuesday introduced the new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System that helps people with diabetes better understand their results without any extra effort.

January 20, 2015

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Monday announced the opening of its newest location in Beaverton, Ore. Beaverton is Pharmaca’s third location in Oregon, and 28th location in the United States

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Tuesday announced a series of promotions. 

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits on Tuesday announced a partnership in which PQA will contribute a new column to each AJPB issue entitled, "Medication Quality Matters."

January 20, 2015

Partner up or risk being left behind. That’s the choice facing more and more pharmacy groups grappling with accountable care, outcomes-based reimbursement and risk-sharing collaborative health networks. 

 

January 20, 2015

Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.