January 17, 2017

For the last 15 seasons, the average duration of a flu season has been 13 weeks, the CDC reported. As of Jan. 7, the U.S. was five weeks into the 2016-2017 flu season.

January 17, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, NCPA asked its members to rank legislative priorities. For the 115th Congress, the top three concerns are DIR fees, generic pricing transparency and any willing provider provision.

January 17, 2017

“This transition to the cloud continues our commitment to invest in technology solutions that help streamline care management,” stated Nilo Mehrabian, VP product management at McKesson Health Solutions.

January 17, 2017

The Zicam ColdSense app, evaluates a user's potential exposure to a cold through a proprietary algorithm that analyzes and applies a weighted value to key indicators in real time.

January 13, 2017

According to the NCPA 2016 Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health, approximately 1,800 rural independent pharmacies serve as the only pharmacy provider in their community, with the next closest pharmacy miles away.

January 13, 2017

The provider status bill would allow underserved Medicare patients to receive certain services from pharmacists, in states in which pharmacists already are permitted to administer the functions.

January 13, 2017

Over the course of the study, the Stanford team of researchers collected nearly 2 billion measurements from 60 people.

January 13, 2017

Drawing on FAIR Health's database of over 21 billion privately billed healthcare claims, the report found claim lines with a diagnosis of obesity also increased across the pediatric population from 2011 to 2015 by as much as 154%.

January 12, 2017

GNC and Walmart are joining Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods on the development of a retailer driven and consumer focused Industry Leadership Group, the Natural Products Association reported.
 

January 12, 2017

NCPA recommended Congprescription drug coverage as an essential benefit to help reduce overall health costs and maintain a pharmacy network that includes meaningful access to retail pharmacies.

January 11, 2017

CHPA has developed a three-prong strategy in combating DXM abuse, which includes connecting to parents and teens on awareness efforts and galvanizing the industry to restrict the sale of DXM products to adults.

January 11, 2017

OTC medicine eligibility in tax-preferred accounts was removed in 2011 as one of the first-implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

January 11, 2017

So far, H3N2 has been the predominant influenza strain, and H3N2-predominant seasons have been associated with more severe illness and higher mortality, especially in older people and young children.

January 10, 2017

America's Naturals' latest line-extenstion to its comprehensive Family Flora lineup of probiotic supplements — called E.N.T. — targets ear, nose and throat care, and is ideal for cough-cold and flu endcaps.

January 10, 2017

According to the company, whole foods have a complex nutritional makeup rich in beneficial micro and macronutrients. These type of superfoods are considered nutrient-dense and provide the best source of nutrition.

January 10, 2017

Each new gluten-free Premier Protein bar contains 30g of protein, 3g fiber and 10% daily value calcium.

January 10, 2017

CRN suggested that strong recommendations from government agencies advocating supplementation should pave the way to include multivitamins with folic acid within all government nutrition programs, including SNAP.

January 9, 2017

As probiotics are quickly gaining popularity, the new industry guidelines are designed to ensure probiotic manufacturers can consistently create high-quality products in which consumers can be confident.

January 9, 2017

Unlike currently available OTC desensitizing sprays or gels that contain lidocaine or benzocaine, PreBoost is an individually packaged wipe containing 4% benzocaine, which allows for discrete, direct and precise application.

January 9, 2017

At CES. Omron previewed its next generation of in-development Omron blood pressure monitors, a "wearable" medical device that measures blood pressure with clinical accuracy at the push of a button.

January 9, 2017

In 2014, 55% of adult smokers reported making a serious quit attempt during the previous year, up from 51% in 2011, according to an analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey.

January 9, 2017

TempTraq's new 48-hour patch will be available for purchase for $24.99 in Q1 2017.

January 6, 2017

Dormin has been on pharmacy shelves since the 1950s, primarily through the independent channel.

January 6, 2017

Over half of retail health clinic users (53%) purchase a product during or after their visit, including over-the-counter medication (36%), personal care products (27%), food (24%) or household cleaning products (18%).