"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.
With more women seeking advanced technology in their skin care regimen, beauty brand Philips is bringing its technology to the United States for the first time with the new Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System.
New research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, found that brief bursts of intense exercise before meals — termed exercise "snacking" by the study authors — helps control blood sugar in people with insulin resistance more effectively than one daily 30-minute session of moderate exercise.
Abbott announced a definitive agreement to acquire Latin American pharmaceutical company CFR Pharmaceuticals, more than doubling its Latin American branded generics pharmaceutical presence the company reported.
Retailers have been sweet on the chocolate category, but non-chocolate sales also have been strong. The National Confectioners Association forecasts that while chocolate sales were ahead 4% last year, with $4 billion growth over the next five years, a number of non-chocolate candy segments also had a boost.
Start-up beauty brand Julep Beauty has launched this month its first fully customizable monthly beauty box subscription, enabling beauty mavens to choose from among two million possible combinations of full-size beauty products and limited-batch nail polishes.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that flu vaccines prevent flu-associated hospitalizations in people 65 years and older, even during seasons when vaccine effectiveness is low, the agency stated Friday.
A panel of speakers from all facets of health care convened yesterday to discuss the growth of the specialty pharmaceuticals industry during the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo, hosted by Armada Health Care.
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.
Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3% are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health.
The pace of annual global spending on oncology medicines — which is approaching the $100 billion threshold — has moderated over the past five years, even as a surge in innovative and targeted therapies has brought new therapeutic options to the growing number of patients being treated for cancer and as survival rates for most tumor types continue to increase, according to a new report released Tuesday by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that eliminating co-pays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients can significantly improve medication adherence and health outcomes for non-white patients, which suggests that this approach may be an effective strategy for reducing commonly recognized disparities in cardiovascular care related to patient ethnicity and race.
Representatives of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores were among those invited to a May 1 reception — attended by President Obama and the First Lady — to thank those who worked to smooth the experience of patients with the transition to exchange-based insurance at the beginning of this year.
"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.
As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years.
Nuanced and intuitive leadership. That’s how Steve Anderson, president and CEO for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, characterized today’s state of the NACDS — a body made greater by the sum of its parts that has successfully navigated the complexities of today’s evolving healthcare environment, as well as the intricacies of the political arena — on Sunday during his address before attendees of the NACDS Annual Meeting 2014.
Colgate-Palmolive’s Speed Stick brand is promoting its new Speed Stick Gear via a partnership with YouTube filmmaker Devin Graham, also known as Devin SuperTramp, who is managed by Fullscreen, a media company for the connected generation.
Maybelline New York has named Yadim Carranza as the brand's global makeup artist, providing artistic vision for Maybelline New York makeup and becoming the voice of the brand to consumers, press and industry influencers.
"It is the race to attract shoppers and gain trips that is causing some retailers to lose their core identity which can potentially lead to puzzlement among consumers," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group vice president, in his latest entry.