March 6, 2013

Acura Pharmaceuticals announced that its next-generation pseudoephedrine with abuse-deterrent technology will now be stocked by North Carolina's Kerr Drug.

March 6, 2013

The Nutritional Magnesium Association noted magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps absorb necessary nutritional supplements like vitamin D or calcium in response to a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force report that suggested supplementing with these ingredients may not help prevent bone fractures in postmenopausal women, while also increasing the risk of kidney stones.

March 6, 2013

Prescription-only pseudoephedrine laws result in well more than $278 million in additional burdens to taxpayers, according to a study published by Matrix Global Advisors.

March 6, 2013

Nearly 98% of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists trust and recommend over-the-counter medicines to their patients, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

March 6, 2013

More Americans want technology to play a bigger role in the healthcare system, The Atlantic reported, as part of a survey the magazine conducted in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.

March 6, 2013

Fast Company magazine and Target Corp. are sponsoring a competition to develop a new mobile experience for Target, with a grand prize of $75,000.

March 6, 2013

Duck Tape is heading to the runway this Thursday on Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” as season 11’s aspiring designers face the “Unconventional Materials Challenge,” a competition in every season that challenges them to create high-fashion clothing from something other than fabric.

March 5, 2013

Abbott on Monday introduced a new line of nutrition bars for active kids branded Kidz ZonePerfect.

March 5, 2013

Drug maker Actavis is challenging the patent for a drug used to treat testosterone deficiency or absence in men, the company said.

March 5, 2013

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has started shipping a drug used to treat opioid dependence, the company said Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Chummies, an innovative friendship bracelet, hit the market on Tuesday. The silicone, latex-free interlocking bracelets are sold in pairs and can be pulled apart to give to various close friends, or "chums."

March 5, 2013

Generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug used to treat certain cancers, the company said Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Walgreens' February sales fell short of analyst projections due to a sharper impact from generic drug introductions.

March 5, 2013

The Global Market Development Center on Friday announced five new member representatives to its board for a two-year term.

March 5, 2013

The stakes are high in a case involving generic drug maker Actavis and the Federal Trade Commission that will soon go before the Supreme Court, the head of a generic drug industry lobbying group said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Hospira has appointed one of the founding members of its legal leadership team to corporate VP, general counsel and secretary, the company said.

March 5, 2013

L&R Distributors on Tuesday closed on the deal to acquire the assets of SAJ Distributors, along with the private label-line Select Brand from Walgreens.

March 5, 2013

LaRoche-Posay skin care company is challenging its fans to start something new in their life and to be confident in their clear skin with the new Clear Commitments contest, a movement created to inspire people to make "clear" and simple commitments for themselves on a new challenge they want to accomplish this year.

March 5, 2013

McCormick today announced Chuck Langmead has been promoted to president of global industrial.

March 5, 2013

OutcomesMTM, a medication therapy management delivery system, on Tuesday recognized its top chain and independent pharmacies for 2012.

March 5, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Downy and ZzzQuil brands have joined forces to help consumers create an environment that is conducive for falling asleep in time for National Sleep Awareness Week March 3-10.

March 5, 2013

Ranbaxy Labs will market a drug for depression under an agreement with another company, the drug maker said Tuesday.

March 5, 2013

Meijer is ending double coupons at some of its stores in Michigan and Indiana, according to published reports.

March 5, 2013

You might want to make a note of this. On paper. Despite all the hoopla surrounding electronically generated prescriptions, e-communications and digitized patient recordkeeping over the past decade, most doctors still prefer to write prescriptions the old fashioned way, by hand, scrawled on a prescription pad and handed to the patient.

That was the finding of a recent study of physicians’ prescribing habits by point-of-prescription advertising company MediScripts. The company, which by its own description “puts brand messages at the center of the prescriber-patient engagement,” found that handwritten scripts still outpace e-prescribing by more than 60%. Drug Store News’ Alaric DeArment described the findings in a report on Feb. 28.