August 7, 2014

Following Walgreens' decision to acquire the rest of the Alliance Boots business — and to keep its headquarters based in the greater Chicago area — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., weighs in on the decision in a brief video.

August 6, 2014

BD Medical, a segment of BD, on Wednesday announced the retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo, the only pen needle with patented dual front- and back-end shields that provides greater convenience and safety before and after injecting. 

August 6, 2014

Michael Taylor, who currently serves as the Food and Drug Administration's deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, outlined the importance for companies to adhere to gluten-free guidelines in a post on FDA Voice.

August 6, 2014

Higi and Stayhealthy on Wednesday announced that the companies have completed a transaction, creating the largest connected retail health kiosk network in the United States.

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

August 5, 2014

BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season.

August 5, 2014

Lannett Co. on Monday announced that its abbreviated new drug application for oxycodone hydrochloride capsules, 5 mg, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

August 5, 2014

One-in-four Americans admits that they have misused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com.

 

August 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are younger than 8 years of age.

August 4, 2014

AmerisourceBergen leaders on Friday focused on giving independent pharmacists the tools they need to learn, optimize and grow during the general session of ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow.

August 4, 2014

 Sterling Drug founder Leonard Astrup died July 22. 

August 1, 2014

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, in conjunction with the Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Screening for Mental Health and Family Practice and Counseling Network, are officially introducing on Aug. 5 the first Behavioral Health Screening Kiosk inside a retail-based health clinic in ShopRite here in Philadelphia.



August 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval for Boehringer Ingelheim's Jardiance tablets.

August 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and/or in patients with emphysema that are experiencing airflow obstruction, the agency announced.

August 1, 2014

Walmart on Thursday opened its first Care Clinics in South Carolina in Sumter and Florence. 

 

July 31, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the nation to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

July 30, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines in children and adolescents, according to the online issue of Pediatrics.

July 30, 2014

A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found no increased risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women supplementing with calcium and vitamin D.

July 30, 2014

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010, more than 8 million older and disabled Americans with Medicare benefits have saved $11.5 billion on prescription drugs.

July 30, 2014

ECRM announced winners of the ECRM Health Care Vendor awards, which includes a first-of-its-kind first-aid pod.

July 30, 2014

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration for desoximetasone topical spray 0.25%. The company also has notified Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., the owner of the reference listed drug, of the filing.

July 30, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced that it is offering DNA testing and fingerprint kits as a part of their annual free children's health screenings, both standard tools for personal identification that can be useful for parents should they ever be needed, on Saturday, Aug. 9.

July 30, 2014

GSK announced that Tanzeum (albiglutide), a once-weekly, prescription injectable treatment for Type 2 diabetes in adults, is now available in pharmacies throughout the United States.

July 29, 2014

Legislation that would speed up and streamline the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for new sunscreen ingredients passed the House on Monday, according to published reports.