January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 29, 2016
The drug is delivered via the Xsail breath-powered delivery device, allowing intranasal dosing of the most commonly prescribed migraine treatment. 
January 29, 2016
The drug had previously received two breakthrough therapy designations from the FDA to treat chronic HCV GT1 infection in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, as well as for the treatment of chronic HCV GT4 infection. 
 
January 29, 2016
The organization praised the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Dr. Janet Woodcock for pledging to take action to clear a backlog of generic drugs awaiting approval. 
 
January 29, 2016

County Market operates similarly, as a locally-owned, independent pharmacy, with the same values as CompleteCare Pharmacy, H.D. Smith stated. 

January 29, 2016

Hallmark's new #CareEnough campaign aims to highlight the love stories of real couples.

January 29, 2016

A variety of food aficionados are helping Hillshire to launch Snack Week, a week-long celebration of snacking and the launch pad for the new Hillshire Snacking brand of premium snacks.

January 29, 2016

McKesson's North America pharmaceutical distribution and services revenues were $39.6 billion for the quarter, up 6% on a reported basis and 7% on a constant currency basis, primarily driven by market growth.

January 29, 2016

Nielsen Catalina Solutions' new CEO most recently served as Nielsen's EVP and managing director of local media, where he was responsible for strategy and development for Nielsen's local television and audio clients. 

January 29, 2016

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.

January 29, 2016

Just as veganism booms in popularity, a company in Wyoming has developed a way to turn fruit oil of varying types into a vegan substance that resembles and mimics petroleum jelly.

January 29, 2016

Kroger is changing the way it organizes beer, wine and liquor on its store shelves by asking a private distributor to charge alcohol companies for placement, according to a report from Time magazine. (Time)

January 29, 2016

According to the New York Times, Valeant Pharmaceuticals has issued a statement following criticism from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign about it raising the cost of the drug D.H. E., noting that there was a generic version of the drug available and that it had less than 1% of the market share on D.H.E, which costs $14,000 for 10 vials, $11,000 more than it cost in June 2014. “Whenever the sales volume of a drug declines, manufacturers must consider pricing adjustments to keep production of the drug viable,” the company said.  (New York Times)

January 29, 2016

“Our January promotion, ‘2016 Starting Points,’ was well received by our customers, so we decided to offer our loyal shoppers another chance to easily and quickly earn more Plenti points,” reported John Learish, Rite Aid SVP marketing. 

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 29, 2016
This week, Arizona ranks No. 2 in flu incidence among states and No. 3 in flu incidence gains, while Nevada tops the Walgreens Flu Index. 
 
January 28, 2016

The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)

 

 

January 28, 2016

Diplomat’s new app is aimed at making care management easier for caregivers and patients with complex illnesses. 

January 28, 2016

Halaven is approved for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received prior chemotherapy that contained an anthracycline drug. 

January 28, 2016

The drug is a bioequivalent to Adderall XR and will be available in 3.1-, 6.3-, 9.4-, 12.5-, 15.7- and 18.8-mg dosage strengths. 

January 28, 2016

Fruth Pharmacy has opened another location in West Virginia, this time inside the Tower FoodFair grocery store in Barboursville.

January 28, 2016

HDMA’s webinar is planned for 11 a.m. on Feb. 4, which will feature HDMA EVP government affairs Patrick Kelly and Arent Fox partner Stephanie Trunk outlining key provisions. 

January 28, 2016
Out of a total of 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items evaluated by  Hamacher Resource Group last year, 237 products were ideal for independents based on product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential. 
 
January 28, 2016

GlobalData also pointed out that many patients affected by hepatitis B also happen to be part of low-income populations and likely not covered by medical insurance or reluctant to seek treatment.