September 27, 2013

ScriptPro's Central Pharmacy Management System Point of Sale can now interface with a real-time system for tracking and controlling OTC products that can be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

September 26, 2013

Flu vaccination coverage in children increased dramatically during the last season, with smaller increases in coverage among adults, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 26, 2013

A professional organization for specialty pharmacy plans to develop pharmacy practice parameters in about 20 therapeutic categories focused on disease management.

September 26, 2013

Legislation to allow the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen its regulatory powers over compounding pharmacies is expected to pass both houses of Congress after committees agreed on it Thursday, according to published reports.

September 26, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy is handing out free vitamins to elementary school students in a West Virginia county, according to published reports.

September 26, 2013

More than a dozen states have reported increases in whooping cough, also known as pertussis, according to published reports.

September 26, 2013

The largest mobile health initiative for pregnant mothers and their babies has named Rite Aid its first national retail partner, the drug store chain said Thursday.

September 25, 2013

A bill under consideration by the Senate could force more than 40% of compounding pharmacies to abandon compounding, according to a new survey.

September 25, 2013

Next year, 7 million people will be using health insurance marketplaces, and that figure will nearly quadruple in five years, according to a coalition of cancer-focused organizations.

September 25, 2013

Mylan is challenging the patent protection on a drug used to treat fibromyalgia, prompting a lawsuit from the branded drug's manufacturers.

September 25, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has become the first to launch a generic drug for treating certain heart patients, the company said.

September 24, 2013

Belgian drug maker Ablynx is licensing an experimental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus to U.S. drug maker AbbVie in a deal worth up to $840 million.

September 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new dosage strength for a chronic pain patch made by Purdue Pharma, the drug maker said Tuesday.

September 24, 2013

For job security and good salary growth, become a pharmacist or nurse. That's the message from a recent ranking of the most lucrative college majors in Kiplinger magazine.

September 24, 2013

A decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to resolve conflicts that arose when it issued regulations under a law that establishes privacy rules for health information technology has drawn applause from a specialty pharmacy organization.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for psoriatic arthritis, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration will not enforce regulatory requirements for most mobile medical apps because they "post minimal risk to consumers," the agency said Monday.

September 23, 2013

A large majority of Americans consider obesity to be the country's biggest health problem, according to a new survey.

September 23, 2013

Sandoz has launched an authorized generic drug for treating a disease commonly known as pre-leukemia, the company said on Monday.

September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 23, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic drug for treating cardiovascular disease, the company said.

September 20, 2013

Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

September 20, 2013

Kmart has started a fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer, the mass merchandise retailer said.