May 6, 2014

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.

May 6, 2014

URAC, a national accreditation company, has launched a new accreditation program, Community Pharmacy, and CVS/pharmacy has stepped forward to be the first applicant organization to seek community pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

May 6, 2014

Duane Reade released the first update to its app for iPhone including the integration of iBeacon for 10-select Duane Reade locations active as of May 1.

May 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee on Friday voted 11-4 opposed to switching Merck's allergy remedy Singulair from Rx-to-OTC, according to an Associated Press report.

May 6, 2014

Garnier and TerraCycle have announced the nationwide rollout of the Garnier Green Garden Project, a program designed to create gardens for deserving communities.

May 6, 2014

The Obama Administration on Tuesday unveiled the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, a scientific report about climate changes that are happening now in the United States and how they are impacting the nation's health, with longer allergy seasons, for example.

May 6, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association applauded the launch of the bipartisan Affordable Medicines Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.

May 6, 2014

Greer Labs announced the launch and commmercial availability of Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy, and Kentucky Blue Grass mixed pollens allergen extract) sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablets.

May 6, 2014

Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period, the Harris Poll reported Tuesday.

May 6, 2014

U by Kotex brand by Kimberly-Clark is helping women “Save the Undies” by introducing a new dimension of feminine care protection — 3D capture core — to all its Ultra Thin pads to help lock away wetness and stop leaks.

May 6, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced that it will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquid natural gas.

May 6, 2014

Little Seashell, a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced its summer 2014 collection, which includes three vibrant designs.

May 6, 2014

LIU Pharmacy (Arnold Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) has been granted the CVS Caremark Partner of the Year award.

May 6, 2014

Multicultural color cosmetics brand Milani Cosmetics has unveiled its first ever nationwide contest, which is aimed at empowering women to express themselves through the art of cosmetics.

May 6, 2014

ylan last week announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The company reported adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.66, compared to $0.62 for the same period last year, representing a 6% increase.

May 6, 2014

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.

May 6, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced the recipients of three research grants totaling $1.8 million to study the impact of pharmacist-collaboration in helping patients manage their medications and avoid readmissions following discharge from the hospital.

May 6, 2014

Pfizer's Nexium 24HR will launch May 27, Pfizer reported in a conference call Monday.

May 6, 2014

Planters, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, introduced four new peanut flavors to its product lineup.

May 6, 2014

Walgreens was one of a number of companies to register trademarks under the new .cool domain name, according a report published Tuesday by the Domains, with the registration of both Beauty.cool and pharmacy.cool.

May 6, 2014

Sandoz recently announced that the generic manufacturer continues to advance its biosimilars pipeline that currently has six molecules in the Phase III clinical trial/filing prep phase.

May 6, 2014

In a study released Saturday that included data from more than 3 million children and adolescents from diverse geographic regions of the United States, researchers found that the prevalence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increased significantly between 2001 and 2009.

May 6, 2014

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries last week announced that it notified the Workforce Development Agency for the State of Michigan regarding its decision to stop manufacturing operations and close the Detroit facility.

May 6, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries last week announced results for first quarter 2014 ended March 31.