November 20, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association board of directors on Wednesday announced changes to CHPA’s voluntary guidelines addressing dosing of liquid pediatric over-the-counter medicines.

November 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 20, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced Quality Independent Physicians, based in Louisville, Ky., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

 

November 19, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78%) would consider seeing a healthcare professional virtually for at least one healthcare need, according to a new Harris Poll.

November 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration opened a public docket and requested comments on proposed criteria for “first generic” abbreviated new drug application submissions.

 

November 19, 2014

MinuteClinic has opened New Mexico's first retail medical clinics inside three CVS/pharmacy stores in Albuquerque and one in Rio Rancho.

November 19, 2014

Reynolds American on Thursday will be sharing information on the national launch of Zonnic, a smoking cessation gum marketed by the company's subsidiary Niconovum USA.

November 19, 2014

A new national survey shows that while the majority of people (64%) believe sexual health correlates with overall satisfaction in life, more than a quarter shy away from addressing challenges with their doctor. 

November 18, 2014

Chattem on Tuesday announced that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter pain management system, is now available nationwide.

November 18, 2014

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.

November 18, 2014

Teva Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, on Tuesday announced that Health Canada has approved its application for PrTeva-Celecoxib, the generic equivalent of PrCelebrex.

November 17, 2014

Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.

November 17, 2014

CRN on Monday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration advocating a new qualified health claim for EPA+DHA and blood-pressure reduction. 

November 17, 2014

Four-in-10 U.S. adults are expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in August, suggesting that as many as 126 million consumers will be looking for treatment options, including self-monitoring their condition at home.

November 17, 2014

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. 

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

November 17, 2014

Thirty years ago, Democratic and Republican members of Congress hammered out a rare and prescient bipartisan compromise bill that transformed the pharmaceutical landscape forever and unleashed the modern generic drug industry. That law, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, has proven to be one of the most far-reaching and impactful pieces of legislation ever to shape the American healthcare system.

November 17, 2014

Earlier this year iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, a mobile blood-glucose monitor that plugs directly into a smartphone, and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. 

November 17, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Upsher-Smith chief commercial officer Rusty Field to discuss topiramate extended-release capsules, its new authorized generic to Qudexy XR.

November 17, 2014

mHealth — the use of mobile technology devices and smartphones for healthcare purposes — is transforming health care as more Americans adopt mobile devices. 

November 17, 2014

The American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension this summer plugged home blood-pressure monitoring kits, noting that the self-care diagnostics can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs — both buzz words in the changing healthcare paradigm that places a greater emphasis on preventive health care.

November 17, 2014

Nipro Diagnostics introduced its True Metrix Self-Monitoring and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood-glucose systems. 

November 17, 2014

Omron Healthcare in October launched its most accurate line of blood pressure monitors ever, according to the company. 

November 17, 2014

SpermCheck in August gained additional retail distribution for its SpermCheck Fertility, an FDA-approved at-home screening test that determines with 98% accuracy whether a man has a normal or low sperm count. Infertility affects nearly 7 million U.S. couples every year.