September 9, 2014

NatureSmart on Tuesday introduced Star Wars brand Gummy Vitamins.

September 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is on pace to match or exceed the 39 novel new medicines approved in 2012.

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

September 8, 2014

Mylan is now free to resume distribution of its generic Precedex product (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection) to customers, effective immediately. 

September 8, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday asked that the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion recommend that consumers supplement their healthy diet with a multivitamin. 

September 8, 2014

About 70% of those seniors getting help with daily activities received that assistance from family, friends and other unpaid caregivers.

September 8, 2014

Silvergate Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Epaned (enalapril maleate Powder for oral solution) for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure, as well as the treatment of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. 

September 5, 2014

Merck on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with advanced melanoma.

September 5, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced that it has launched a generic version of Hoffmann-La Roche's Boniva injection.

September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday presented results from two epidemiological studies evaluating the reformulation of OxyContin. 

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 4, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

New research suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

Target announced on Thursday that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide.

September 4, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Thursday announced the launch of generic Baraclude (entecavir) tablets in 0.5-mg and 1-mg dosage strengths. The company was the first to file, giving it 180 days of marketing exclusivity for the drug. 

September 3, 2014

Abbott on Wednesday announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose-sensing technology for people with diabetes. 

September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader healthcare commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

September 3, 2014

In the wake of CVS Caremark’s announcement Wednesday morning that it has changed its name to CVS Health to better reflect its broader healthcare commitment and stopped selling tobacco in all its stores about one month earlier than anticipated, the company is embarking on a marketing initiative that includes a new commercial and a social campaign.

September 3, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services last week published a final rule that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. 

 

September 3, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has written to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to “recommend administrative changes to facilitate a smooth start for new exchange enrollees seeking prescription drug coverage in the 2015 plan year.”


September 3, 2014

A diet by any other name is just as effective, according to a study in the Sept. 3 issue of JAMA.

September 3, 2014

Remind-A-Cap announced the introduction of a patented pill bottle cap that simplifies adherence for consumers.

September 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. 

September 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced the introduction of Vicks QlearQuil, a family of over-the-counter medications for the occasional allergy sufferer.