October 7, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Company has developed two zinc-oxide sprays that are poised to set the environmental standard for aerosol performance – Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Spray and Dr. Smith’s Rash+Skin® Spray. Mission Pharmacal used Honeywell Solstice® Propellant, one of the most environmentally preferable aerosol technologies available today, to bring to market these new products. 

May 16, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Miranda Rochol, VP product and strategy for Healthcare Data Solutions, to discuss how comprehensive prescriber validation data solutions can save a pharmacy operation billions of dollars in costs.

January 8, 2014

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.

December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

October 23, 2014

Regional player Bartell Drugs and CareClinic will host “Fall Wellness Day” on Nov. 15 at Bartell Drugs’ Crossroads store in Bellevue, Wash. Bartell pharmacists will provide health services free of charge.

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 23, 2014

CVS Health and Direct Relief have teamed up to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance.

October 23, 2014

Drug Store News has lined up a high-caliber roster of retail executives for the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 3 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 23, 2014

Retailers and suppliers need to work harder to find creative ways to better engage today’s “elusive” consumer and motivate her to want to make a trip to the store, Lisa Paley, chief customer officer for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, told Drug Store News for the latest edition of DSNTV Executive Viewpoint video interview series. 

 

October 23, 2014

Preliminary results of an open-label trial carried Thursday in the journal of Headache and Pain reported that a single treatment with ElectroCore’s hand held non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device GammaCore, completely resolved 44.8% of migraines within 30 minutes.

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines if national goals for improved health and reduced costs of medical care will be realized, according to a NEHI white paper issued Thursday. 

October 23, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America earlier this week announced that Christina Stow will join the organization as VP communications, effective Oct. 27. 

October 23, 2014

John Spina, Walgreens corporate VP expense optimization, and Don Huonker, Walgreens chief operational risk officer, will retire from the company effective Oct. 31.

 

October 23, 2014

Procter and Gamble’s group president of the North America business, Melanie Healey, is leaving the company next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the importance of incorporating pharmacists into team-based care to improve patient health outcomes — a move applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores — during its Public Health Grand Rounds webcast on Tuesday.

October 22, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised label for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, for oral use, CII, to include abuse-deterrence studies. 

 

October 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced plans to survey pharmacists and patients about their experiences resulting from changes in generic drug pill appearance.

October 22, 2014

A JAMA study noted that about two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the Food and Drug Administration still contained banned ingredients at least six months after being recalled.

October 22, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association, which wrapped up its 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on Wednesday, has announced the appointment of John Sherrer as president of NCPA.

October 22, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Olay facial skin care brand was recognized Tuesday evening at the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala for its recent skin cancer education campaign.

October 22, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Susan Dentzer, health analyst at PBS NewsHour and senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will speak during the closing “Breakfast With…” session.

October 22, 2014

The pharmaceutical industry has committed considerable resources to developing both vaccines and treatments to address the current Ebola crisis.

 

October 22, 2014

Sam's Club on Wednesday announced a number of first-of-its-kind services.

October 22, 2014

Adult millennials ages 18 years to 32 years worry about their health and access to health care as much as their baby boomer elders.