February 2, 2016

CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported. 

February 2, 2016

How does a big-box warehouse club operator generate awareness of its health services when its pharmacies are dwarfed by a vast array of electronics, case-pack groceries, apparel and general merchandise? Work with what you’ve got by tapping into the massive stream of customer traffic flooding the stores, and by highlighting your health-and-wellness offerings through pharmacist-provided counseling, preventive-health services and free health screening events.

February 2, 2016

With more than 9,500 retail pharmacies (including 1, 672 Target pharmacies acquired in mid-December) and more than 1,100 retail clinics, CVS Health has leveraged its scale and market penetration to become a prime community health resource nationwide.
 

February 2, 2016

Dr. Cool ice compression wraps are an easy way for people to wrap their sprains and each size works for a variety of body parts. 

February 2, 2016

The drug, which had annual sales of about $714 million in 2015, is indicated to treat high cholesterol. 

February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. And few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

Private-label cough-cold brands and Vicks are the big winners when consumers are seeking remedies for their sniffles, coughs and stuffiness online.

February 2, 2016

An easy and affordable way for people to take control of their health — that’s the premise driving the expansion and frequent availability of free health screenings at Sam’s Club, according to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP of consumables and health and wellness.

February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

February 2, 2016

It makes sense that the nation’s top retailer would also play host to the largest one-day health fair. But for Walmart, the scale of its first-ever chainwide wellness and screening event — held last October and appropriately dubbed “America’s Biggest Health Fair” — is only part of the story: It’s backed by long-term commitment and big-scale thinking.

February 2, 2016

For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.

February 1, 2016

The authors recommend future studies with a focus on appropriate patient populations, the longevity of the effect and the influence on clinical outcomes.

February 1, 2016

NCPA also provided feedback on expanding prediabetes education and a study on medication synchronization programs. 

January 29, 2016
The drug had previously received two breakthrough therapy designations from the FDA to treat chronic HCV GT1 infection in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, as well as for the treatment of chronic HCV GT4 infection. 
 
January 29, 2016

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 28, 2016

Diplomat’s new app is aimed at making care management easier for caregivers and patients with complex illnesses. 

January 28, 2016

The advance opens doors to wearable devices that alert users to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures.

January 27, 2016

The drug will be available in 30-mg delayed release disintegrating tablets, as well as 30- and 60-mg delayed release capsules. 

January 27, 2016

Examples of healthcare innovation today include J&J's work with Wakefern, which focuses on delivering value to the diabetes patient.