April 29, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical announced the launch of aripiprazole tablets in 2-, 5-, 10-, 15, 20- and 30-mg strengths in the United States.

April 28, 2015

Randy Edeker delivered his first remarks as the newly elected chairman of NACDS during Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.

April 28, 2015

A recent survey found that 52% acute coronary syndrome patients currently taking an oral anti platelet therapy missed taking or changed the way they take their prescribed OAP therapy, even after being informed by their doctors of its importance. 

April 27, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced that 2- and 4-mg Nicorette mini Lozenge is now available at most retail location in the United States following a shortage in supply.

April 27, 2015

Members of the U.S. Senate and the House urged a one-year transition period for states to implement the April 2015 average manufacturer price based federal upper limits. 

April 27, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced during its Annual Meeting, the election of new officers, four new executive committee members and five new board of directors member for the coming year.

April 24, 2015

Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider that serves patients via its network of services and facilities — including its in-store QuickCare clinics — has selected Valify as its strategic purchased services partner to help identify, build and track savings opportunities.

April 24, 2015

A key Senate committee has approved a bill that would remove vaccine exemptions for school children in California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

April 24, 2015

Sandoz on Friday announced the launch of levoleucovorin injection ready-to-use single use vial, a generic version of Fusilev, which is marketed by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. 

April 24, 2015

Boston-based e-pill Medication Reminders is releasing a pill box for smart watches.

April 23, 2015

Retail health clinics are now a part of the health care landscape with the potential to become a much more powerful enabler of a “culture of health,” according to a recent report by Manatt Health, the health care division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

April 23, 2015

Publix announced that its pharmacies leaped past a major milestone this month, filling more than 50 million free prescriptions for its customers in the past eight years. 

April 23, 2015

The Mentholatum Co. on Thursday launched a nighttime version of its popular vaporizing rub.

 

April 22, 2015

E-pill Medication Reminders on Wednesday launched a pill dispenser that can be mounted under a kitchen cabinet. 

April 22, 2015

The dramatic increase in the price of generic drugs last year is expected to continue for the rest of 2015 and even into next year, according to those who closely monitor the market.

April 22, 2015

The mounting shortage of primary care physicians across the United States and the growing recognition that patients’ health care often is best delivered by a team of professionals working together are fueling a nationwide movement to give more pharmacists provider status.

April 22, 2015

There’s only one thing that can be better than a strategically placed shelf talker, and that’s a literal talking shelf. That’s exactly what Shelfbucks, a leading iBeacon promotion platform for retail stores, and Menasha Packaging are bringing to brand manufacturers with a smart display platform — a shelf talker that interacts and engages a consumer through her smartphone.

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act has gained 104 co-sponsors since its introduction at the end of January.

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.