October 8, 2013

A Republican congressman from Alabama has proposed a stopgap bill that would fund the Food and Drug Administration through the middle of December or until the government shutdown ends, though it is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

October 8, 2013

Consumers in the United States are more likely than those in three other countries to say they prefer to receive generic drugs over branded drugs, according to a new study.

October 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for hot flashes and the prevention of osteoporosis, the agency said.

October 8, 2013

GreenLight Rx is offering a line of medicine bottles aimed at elderly people and those suffering from such conditions as arthritis, the company said.

October 8, 2013

More than half of prescribers are writing prescriptions electronically, according to a new study.

October 8, 2013

Consumers paid more for prescriptions as the country's economy recovered from the recession, according to a new study.

October 8, 2013

More than half of the country gets a "fair" or "poor" score when it comes to standards affecting dental care access for elderly people, according to a new report.

October 8, 2013

Topical BioMedics recently announced distribution through CVS/pharmacy for its Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, a homeopathic topical treatment for pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy that is safe for diabetics.

October 7, 2013

The National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation are presenting the country's first program specifically devoted to psoriatic arthritis this week, the two organizations said Monday.

October 7, 2013

A trade group of generic drug makers is hoping that California's governor vetoes a bill that it says would restrict patients' access to biosimilars.

October 7, 2013

Late-stage clinical data support the efficacy of an experimental drug under development by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech for multiple sclerosis, the two companies said.

October 7, 2013

State representatives in Massachusetts have unanimously passed a bill that would allow patients to check the safety records of compounding pharmacies there, according to published reports.

October 7, 2013

The parent company of pharmacy software maker PDX has formed a new division to provide independent pharmacies with software and services, which it said would create portable, interoperable healthcare data.

October 7, 2013

An analysis by the New York Times published over the weekend makes the case for generic drugs.

October 7, 2013

Doctors have continued prescribing antibiotics for mild conditions that don't require them despite decades of efforts by government authorities to discourage the practice, according to a new study.

October 4, 2013

A new mobile game app designed by CyberDoctor showed improvements in medication adherence, diet and exercise in diabetes patients, according to a study.

October 3, 2013

Several Bartell Drugs locations will offer week-long events devoted to health and beauty starting next week, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said.

October 3, 2013

CVS Caremark is recognizing its pharmacists' efforts to improve patient care as part of American Pharmacists Month, which is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association and lasts through October, the company said Thursday.

October 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring Johnson & Johnson to use long-lasting ink in the labeling and dosage strength of an opioid painkiller patch it markets in order to make it easier to see.

October 3, 2013

Meijer expects its pharmacists to administer 40% more flu shots this season than last year due to increased demand, the mass-merchandise retailer said.

October 3, 2013

Sam’s Club maintains its emphasis on health care this month with a health event tied in with breast cancer awareness.

October 2, 2013

Actavis has appointed the board of directors for the division it recently created as part of its acquisition of Ireland-based Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said.

October 2, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday.

October 2, 2013

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has issued more than half a million certifications, the group said Wednesday.