June 23, 2015

Fresh from two major acquisition announcements — Target’s pharmacy business and Omnicare — CVS Health remains "a category of one” and continues to look ahead to its next innovative move, Helena Foulkes, EVP of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy, told investors at the Jefferies 2015 Global Consumer Conference Tuesday morning.

June 23, 2015

Pfizer has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire its quadrivalent meningitis ACWY vaccines, Nimenrix and Mencevax, for approximately $130 million.

June 23, 2015

Sandoz has launched Glatopa, the first U.S. generic of Teva’s Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection, 20-mg/ml ), a once-daily treatment for multiple sclerosis. 

June 23, 2015

Researchers expect a sharp uptick in weight-associated diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and some cancers. 

June 23, 2015

Teva announced Monday that it had introduced its generic version of Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules in a new 20-mg dosage strength. 

June 19, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged a Senate Committee to look to pharmacy in providing health services that can improve care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

June 18, 2015

Aurobindo’s generic equivalent of anti-epileptic drug Dilantin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

June 18, 2015

The Daytona Beach News-Journal published a joint op-ed by Florida Retail Federation president and CEO Rick McAllister and National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson.

June 17, 2015

Drug Store News spoke to Doyle Jensen, Innovation’s EVP, global business development, about the technology solutions available to help pharmacists spend more time delivering patient-facing care.

June 17, 2015

The FDA has introduced a new website for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, called REMS@FDA, to provide a standardized source of information about approved REMS.

June 16, 2015

Mylan’s largest shareholder has promised to back the company’s bid to buy Perrigo, which would help fend off Teva’s $40 billion takeover offer.

June 16, 2015

PrescribeWellness, a provider of technological solutions to elevate the community pharmacist’s role in providing preventative healthcare services, has inked a strategic partnership with McKesson.

June 15, 2015

Ansell's latest SKYN condom is 20% thinner than its predecesors. 

June 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation and generics, in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

Procer AVH, a supplement to improve cognitive health, is now available through 23,000 stores — more than double that number last year.

June 12, 2015

The drug is a daily oral treatment for children 6 and up with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

June 12, 2015

The Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, a group of more than 25 organizations representing patients, has released newspaper and radio advertisements calling for passage of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

June 11, 2015

In light of the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States, the American Medical Association is seeking more stringent state immunization requirements to allow exemptions only for medical reasons.

June 11, 2015

Ateb, a provider of pharmacy patient care solutions, has announced the formation of its inaugural Community Pharmacy Advisory Board, comprised of pharmacy leaders who will serve as an “internal institute” within the Ateb organization.

June 11, 2015

According to a new report from national trade organization AHAA: the Voice of Hispanic Marketing, pharmaceutical marketers have room for improvement when it comes to Hispanic advertising.

June 10, 2015

Despite high-profile efforts to implement abuse-deterrent labels and properties on brand-name opioids, advisory company Avalere Health’s latest research notes a key blind spot in the efforts — accessibility.

June 10, 2015

The free “His Health” screenings are confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy. 

June 10, 2015

As Walgreens expands its MDLive telehealth platform to three states, a picture of the changing role of retail pharmacy is coming into focus. 

June 9, 2015

The Glukos Company on Monday launched a campaign where participants may win Glukos product and Tobin Heath autographed memorabilia.