February 16, 2017
The asthma maintenance treatment is now indicated for children ages 6 years and older. It had previously been approved as an asthma treatment for adults and adolescents. 
February 16, 2017

Buyers at ECRM’s Home Health Care Efficient Program Planning Session voted for their favorite product submitted by suppliers, and the winners were recognized at the Feb. 14 awards ceremony, sponsored by Drug Store News. 

February 16, 2017

Open to all independent pharmacies, the event will take place April 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

February 16, 2017

The company will distribute the drug on behalf of its partner, Mikart, which developed the product and also is manufacturing the product. 

February 16, 2017
Teddy Soft Bakes are a fluffy, soft-baked filled snack in the shape of a bear that comes in two varieties, chocolate filling and vanilla-flavored filling. 
February 16, 2017

The number of stores to be divested to Fred’s Pharmacy was reportedly a big sticking point, but has now been resolved.

February 16, 2017

The company said the roll-out will take place over the next year, and will bring better quality, value and differentiation to customers without increasing price. 

February 16, 2017

Move in 2014 led to reduced cigarette purchases across all retail settings, with those who purchased cigarettes exclusively at CVS Pharmacy 38% more likely stop buying cigarettes, according to research published in the American Journal of Public Health.

February 16, 2017

Kroger subsidiary has launched this service at 215 of its clinics located inside select Kroger, Dillons, Fry’s, Jay C and King Soopers in 10 states.

February 16, 2017

President’s first choice for the position, Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration following criticism he faced about his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

February 16, 2017

Texas and Oklahoma are experiencing significant flu activity today, but significant flu activity gains are being made across Tennessee and North Carolina.

February 15, 2017

Mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau will be the speaker at the NACDS Luncheon at NACDS Annual, which will take place April 22-25 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

February 15, 2017

"A previous version of the bill generated plenty of bipartisan, bicameral support last year, even though it was introduced only weeks before the 114th Congress adjourned," noted NCPA CEO Doug Hoey.

February 15, 2017

Phusion Projects, maker of the Four Loko brand of malt beverages, has rolled out the first of the product innovations that it has scheduled for this year with the launch of its Four Loko Bold Series

February 15, 2017

Genoa’s on-site pharmacy, slated to open in April, will operate at the HMS clinic in Lordsburg, N.M., and will be the only full-service pharmacy in Hidalgo county, bringing services to some 5,000 residents. 

February 15, 2017

Gold's Gym protein powders and small kitchen appliances are set to launch in early 2017 throughout North America.

February 15, 2017

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn reportedly initiates position with 1.5 million Fred’s Pharmacy shares and ups Rite Aid stake to nearly 20.5 million shares in the fourth quarter.

February 15, 2017

HRG's New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 2,685 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2016. The number of items reviewed was up nearly 9%.

February 15, 2017
Every major retail sector tracked by the NRF reported higher sales compared to the previous month, with the exception of furniture/home furnishings stores, whose sales were flat.
February 15, 2017
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch on Tuesday addressed the annual meeting of the Association for Accessible Medicines (the newly adopted name of the former Generic Pharmaceutical Association), calling on generics makers to “produce the savings for this country, not the costs,” according to WAJR. Bresch said that the AAM’s new name, which comes alongside the launch of a new campaign “Keeping Medicines Within Reach” shows “the dramatic shift in how healthcare is being delivered in our country, and the increasing importance for patients approaching the pharmacy counter to experience the true savings that our medicines provide.” (WAJR)
 
February 15, 2017

Roche, Novartis, Pfizer and Gilead were all named as potential suitors.

February 15, 2017

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states.

February 15, 2017

The Texas Pharmacy Association’s project will connect a network of community pharmacists in three Texas communities to physicians, clinics and hospitals in an effort to improve patient adherence and save on overall healthcare costs.

February 15, 2017

Upsher-Smith Laboratories and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have recognized 43 pharmacists across the country with a 2016 NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award.