March 29, 2016

Muscle loss that begins naturally around age 40 can accelerate with illness and injury, making recovery more difficult or longer, Abbott noted. 

March 29, 2016

The drug had annual U.S. sales of about $52.8 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2015, according to IMS Health.

March 29, 2016

Russia Beyond the Headlines is reporting that in Russia, following the news in early March that tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, sales of the drug — which costs about $4 to $5 (300 rubles) and which many pharmacies sell without a prescription — have risen dramatically. According to the report, many of those buying the drug are amateur athletes. (RBTH)

March 28, 2016

Alembic Pharmaceuticals has launched its 13th product in the U.S.

March 28, 2016

Last month, the CDC reported preliminary overall influenza vaccine effectiveness of 59% this season. 

March 28, 2016

Almost half of consumers would utilize telemedicine services for medication management and prescription renewal, a HealthMine survey found.

March 28, 2016

The site is looking to help patients compare plans at different community pharmacies and potentially save money on a Medicare plan. 

March 28, 2016

The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.

March 25, 2016

With the ability to share information with healthcare practitioners or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.

March 24, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat partial onset seizures in adults and children. 

March 24, 2016

The coverage for the National DPP marks that first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act that Medicare coverage has been extended to a preventative health program.

March 24, 2016

Three new healthcare delivery models are emerging in today’s primary care market that really resonate with retail pharmacy, including models that emphasize convenient care, at-your-service care and digital health, PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in February in a webinar outlining the future of primary health care in the United States.

March 24, 2016

Fire ants sting up to 40% of residents who live in infested areas each year, particularly in the Southeast U.S.

March 24, 2016

A pilot study found that in 14 participants, consuming more dietary protein resulted in better sleep after four weeks of weight loss.

March 23, 2016

Taltz uses an antibody to bind to an inflammation-causing protein, inhibiting the inflammatory response that can contribute to plaque psoriasis development. 

March 23, 2016

In addition to its NGB and athlete partnerships, KT Tape has added four new products to its portfolio.

March 23, 2016

Mucinex 1200mg extended-release tablets produced sales of approximately $71 million through food, drug and mass merchants during that last twelve months, the companies reported.

March 23, 2016
Tecnu Textures features a new technological advancement - each wipe has one side that is textured while the other is smooth. 
March 23, 2016

The drug is indicated as maintenance treatment for severe asthma in patients over age 18 alongside other medications. 

March 22, 2016

The epilepsy medication is the first tablet made using the company’s ZipDose 3D printing technology to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

March 22, 2016

According to the latest reports, only 3.1% of teens abused DXM in 2015, compared to 5.4% who reported abusing DXM in 2006. 

March 22, 2016

Between 2006 and 2011, among older adults use of over-the-counter medications declined from 44.4% to 37.9% and use of dietary supplement use increased from 51.8% to 63.7%. 

March 22, 2016

LoveBug’s three existing products - Here’s the Skinny, Colds Suck and Yeast is a Beast - have reached over 1,500 customer reviews on Amazon within the first five months since launch. 

March 21, 2016

The drug is indicated to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the eye in patients with AIDS.