News stories about doctor shopping and prescription pad pilfering in pursuit of a pain-pill induced high have become commonplace, prompting many legislators and regulators to consider further restrictions on pain medicines like hydrocodone compounds. But there may be a story that’s not being told — that the patients who suffer from chronic pain and need that hydrocodone to reclaim their lives are being stigmatized. The prevalence of pain pill abuse has left in its wake as many as 116 million legitimate pain sufferers who are finding it more difficult to access their therapies.
With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo currently underway in Boston, the Boston Globe published an op-ed in its opinion section, Podium, which was co-authored by Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS and Michael Malloy, PharmD and dean of the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester.
With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at Monday’s “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” session.
“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.
The majority of Americans report they have had a good year when it comes to their personal health, and are paying more attention to their health compared to just a few years ago, according to From Hope to Cures: PhRMA’s Second Annual National Health Survey.
Galderma Labs, maker of the Cetaphil line of cleansers and moisturizers, has once again partnered with Camp Wonder to donate a portion of the proceeds of a limited-edition Moisturizing Cream, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide and online, beginning in August. Over the past three years, Cetaphil has donated more than $400,000 to fund camp activities for children with skin diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced the approval of Ruconest, a recombinant C1-Esterase inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema.
Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego.
A study published Tuesday online by the journal Pediatrics found that the protective benefits provided by vaccines for children significantly outweighed the extremely rare possiblity of an adverse event.
DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.
Beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America has unveiled a new partnership with global subscriber beauty box company, Glossybox. The new Boutique ~ Glossybox limited-edition box will debut at CPNA 2014 in July in Las Vegas and will go on sale to beauty consumers online in August.
A survey co-released on Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that the healthcare providers patients rely on most to explain safety information about their prescription drugs have serious concerns about a proposed FDA rule on generic drug labeling.
A survey co-released Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the National Coalition on Healthcare reveals that 8-in-10 healthcare providers have serious concerns about a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule on generic drug labeling.
As healthcare reform takes hold and millions of previously uninsured Americans come into the fold amid the backdrop of a growing physician shortage, thousands of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in retail-based health clinics are demonstrating the vital role that they play in today’s healthcare system to expand access to high-quality, affordable health care. To recognize the best of the best, DSN Collaborative Care magazine — in partnership with the Convenient Care Association — each year hosts the annual Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence, or CARE Awards. The CARE Awards honor the “unsung heroes” who work each day to help further the cause of retail-based health care.
i-Health has been carving out new niches with its feminine pain reliever brand Estroven, which as a brand family generated more than $37.2 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 29, 2013, according to IRI.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy has launched a new Mobile Health Station, aimed at improving the community’s health across South Florida by offering free health screenings and the opportunity to get various immunizations — such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines — at discounted rates.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets, an anti-platelet agent that's designed to decrease the tendency of platelets to clump together to form a blood clot.
Supergoop!, which makes multi-functional sun care formulas, has teamed up with entrepreneur and international tennis star Maria Sharapova, welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with founder and CEO Holly Thaggard.
The New York State legislature recently wrapped up its 2015 budget negotiations with a favorable outcome for community pharmacy as it rejected an executive branch proposal to change how New York’s Medicaid program reimburses pharmacies for prescription medications.