January 30, 2013

A patch for treating menopause that the manufacturer calls the smallest is now available.

January 30, 2013

Rite Aid is promoting heart health to mark American Heart Month in February.

January 30, 2013

A group of organizations has launched a nationwide competitive outreach project to enlist students studying to become healthcare professionals to find new ways to raise awareness about medication adherence as a public health issue.

January 29, 2013

Sanofi announced today that Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) is now available in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide with a prescription from a healthcare provider.

January 28, 2013

As more Americans are prescribed medicines to alleviate their chronic metabolic conditions, more Americans are exposed to common drug-induced nutrient depletions, noted pharmacist and supplement expert James LaValle, CEO of Integrative Health Resources.

January 28, 2013

U.S. generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has entered a deal with South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical to acquire exclusive distribution rights for a Hanmi drug used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, Amneal said Monday.

January 28, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early January reported a slight drop in influenza-like illnesses across the country, but even so the season was still going strong. The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness for the week ended Jan. 19 was 4.3%, above the national baseline of 2.2%.

January 28, 2013

The illegal diversion of prescription medication is a growing problem in this country. Controlled substances have great potential for abuse and addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recreational use of prescription drugs is on the rise; in 2010, 2 million people reported using prescription painkillers for recreational purposes for the first time that year.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a pneumococcal vaccine made by Pfizer, the drug maker said.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved three new drugs for Type 2 diabetes made by Takeda, the agency said.

January 28, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

January 28, 2013

In August 2012, the American Association of Diabetes Educators highlighted recommendations and research confirming that more than one-third of the 25 million Americans with diabetes don’t take their insulin as prescribed. Collaborative Care recently had the opportunity to interview Jerry Meece, a pharmacist, certified diabetes educator and author of the AADE’s recommendations, about what pharmacists are — and should be — doing to address the problem.

January 28, 2013

Healthcare supply chain software maker Supplylogix has appointed Denys Ashby as director of retail chain sales, the company said Monday.

January 25, 2013

Canada's provincial and territorial governments have reached a deal that they said would save money on drugs, but that generic drug makers said had left them "disappointed."

January 25, 2013

Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug used for treating allergies, the generic drug maker said Friday.

January 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novartis drug for treating leukemia in children.

January 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a cancer drug made by Roche unit Genentech, the agency said.

January 25, 2013

Students at an Ohio pharmacy school are taking part in a nationwide effort to boost medication adherence.

January 24, 2013

A new strain of norovirus from Australia accounts for more than half of outbreaks around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 24, 2013

Watson Pharmaceuticals has formally changed its name to Actavis and changed its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol to ACT, the company said.

January 24, 2013

The number of people who have died from flu in Minnesota is 75, more than double what it was last year, according to the state health department and published reports.

January 24, 2013

A division of drug maker Teva is partnering with an advocacy group focused on asthma in the launch of a new educational website about the condition.

January 24, 2013

Perrigo and a subsidiary of K-V Pharmaceutical Co. have launched a new drug for yeast infections in women, the two companies said.

January 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for removing excess iron from the blood in patients with a rare genetic disorder, the agency said.