November 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in Wisconsin inside four CVS/pharmacy stores in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Waukesha.

November 13, 2014

A new analysis released by Avalere Health Thursday found that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are poised to increase significantly the use of coinsurance in 2015. 

November 11, 2014

Some experts predicted last year's “polar vortex” would turn into a springtime “pollen vortex.” But the “pollen vortex” didn’t happen — at least not everywhere.

November 11, 2014

Dr. Reddy's Labs received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a generic version of Roche Holding's antiviral medication Valcyte, according to a Reuters report

November 11, 2014

Inergetics on Tuesday announced its Bikini Ready Lifestyle line of products will be available at H-E-B supermarkets in time for the upcoming peak diet season.

November 11, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, Price Chopper has developed food- and health-related programs to help promote awareness on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people who are impacted by the disease.

November 11, 2014

Rite Aid officially named Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the sixth healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative.

 

November 11, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the introduction of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules, CII, in a 5-mg strength.

November 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment to increase strategic national stockpile supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.

November 10, 2014

Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that its Type 2 diabetes treatment drug Trulicity (dulaglutide) , is now available in U.S. pharmacies. The drug is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and comes in a single-dose pen, which doesn't require the patient to mix, measure or handle the needle, the company said.

November 10, 2014

Greenstone announced the launch of sirolimus tablets. The product is offered in 1-mg and 2-mg dosage strengths in bottles of 100 tablets each. 

November 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has bolstered its pharmacy care and patient advocacy department with the hiring of Sara Rubin, who has joined NACDS as manager, pharmacy care. Rubin reports to Alex Adams, VP, pharmacy programs.

November 10, 2014

The Saint Francis FastCare in-store health clinic has opened inside Super Stop & Shop supermarket in Simsbury, marking the first in-store primary care clinic of its kind in a supermarket in Central Connecticut.

November 10, 2014

Sandoz last week announced the launch of a generic version of cyclophosphamide injection, USP. Sandoz is launching the drug through collaboration with Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., which owns the product's abbreviated new drug application. 

November 7, 2014

Janssen Therapeutics announced earlier this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved Olysio (simeprevir), a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in adult patients as part of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. 

November 7, 2014

It's one month into the cough-cold season and illness rates are up 3%, noted Matthew Mannelly, Prestige Brands president and CEO.

November 7, 2014

Rite Aid on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement with HealthSpot to provide convenient healthcare services via private, walk-in HealthSpot stations inside select Rite Aid locations.

 

November 6, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 1 mg/0.02 mg and ferrous fumarate, which is the generic equivalent to Loestrin 24 Fe from Warner Chilcott. 

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 6, 2014

Although the GOP controls both houses, it is unlikely that they will be able to repeal Obamacare, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday.

November 5, 2014

Craving Crusher on Tuesday announced that it has completed the development of its protein and weight management beverage Chocolate Craving Crusher, available in shot format.

November 5, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced the relaunch of Cornerstones4Care, an online patient support platform for people living with diabetes.

November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.