February 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to an experimental drug made by ViiV Healthcare for HIV, the company, a joint venture between British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline and American drug maker Pfizer, announced.

February 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission issued a number of warning letters to distributors of "unapproved medicines," noting that because each of the products identified claimed to prevent or treat the cold or flu, they need to be registered and approved by the FDA.

February 19, 2013

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has recalled a single lot of an injected drug used to treat an opportunistic infection in AIDS patients due to the presence of foreign matter, the company said.

February 19, 2013

Honey Maid announced the launch of the Made Co. initiative, a unique contest series through which kids ages 6 years to 12 years will have the chance to win opportunities to have their ideas brought to life with the help of industry experts. The launch coincides with a series of TV commercials for the brand's newest item, Honey Maid Grahamfuls snack crackers.

February 19, 2013

A nonprofit organization based in California is looking for a volunteer pharmacist for a medical mission to Peru.

February 19, 2013

Kroger promoted Robert Clark, 28-year veteran, as group VP non-perishables.

February 19, 2013

Management of specialty drugs under the medical benefit continues to trail management under the pharmacy benefit, according to a new report by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.

February 19, 2013

Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations.

February 19, 2013

By now we are all well aware of the healthcare IT transformation taking place across the nation. This transformation is expected to continue for the foreseeable future with further implementation of Meaningful Use and the expansion of state Medicaid programs in 2014 as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements.

February 19, 2013

Mylan and Biocon have a deal to develop and sell generic insulin-analog products for diabetes, Mylan said.

February 19, 2013

Two-hundred-ninety billion dollars. That’s the number often thrown around when health experts talk about what medication nonadherence costs patients, insurers, health plan payers and the U.S. economy every year. And of course, dollar estimates say nothing about the impact that nonadherence has on patients and their families in higher chronic and acute disease rates, reduced quality of life and shortened lifespans.

So the failure by patients to take their meds as prescribed is a big deal. And it’s gotten a lot of attention from payers in the last couple of years because it’s one of the most obvious levers to pull as public and private health plan sponsors struggle to get a grip on the astronomical and still-expanding cost of health care in the United States.

February 19, 2013

Pharmavite on Tuesday announced that its Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts brand, a fruit- and vegetable-based supplement for kids ages 4 years and older, are now available for purchase at Walgreens locations nationwide.

February 19, 2013

For years, toddlers have started their mornings watching Elmo and Cookie Monster on "Sesame Street." Now they can also enjoy these characters' friendly faces at breakfast and snack times throughout the day.

February 19, 2013

Church & Dwight has crafted its first advertising campaign targeting a Spanish-speaking audience for its First Response pregnancy test and ovulation prediction kits, according to a story published in the New York Times Tuesday.

February 19, 2013

A new bill in Florida's state legislature would allow pharmacists to substitute biosimilars for branded biotech drugs, according to published reports.

February 19, 2013

The YMCA is sponsoring a diabetes-control program that some say could slow the disease's spread, according to published reports.

February 19, 2013

Early this summer, you can expect to see Sam Adams Boston Lager in what the company is calling the Sam Can: a can two years in the making that beer manufacturer Sam Adams said it believes offers a slightly better drinking experience than the standard beer can.

February 19, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

February 19, 2013

At only 120 calories for 28 chips, Special K Popcorn Chips are a low-calorie option for both celebrities and the everyday consumer, who can enjoy them without the guilt while watching the year's biggest celebrity awards show.

February 19, 2013

More than 20 athletes from Special Olympics Florida experienced what it’s like to be a major league ball player when they took part in a recent CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camp during Red Sox Spring Training.

February 19, 2013

Control of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol among patients with diabetes has improved markedly, but more room for improvement remains, according to a new study.

February 19, 2013

Weis Markets promoted Rick Seipp to VP pharmacy.

February 18, 2013

U.K.-based celebrity hairstylist, Lee Stafford, is adding in February five new products to his hair care collection, which first launched in the United States last May.

February 18, 2013

Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, debuted in February his own signature fragrance for men and women.