February 6, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most back-to-school shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season. As many as 53.5% of shoppers are placing hand sanitizer into that BTS basket, according to a survey conducted by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News, and 50.3% are stocking up on immunity boosting supplements. 

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.

February 27, 2015

ACIP on Thursday recommended that children ages 6 months and older get an annual influenza vaccine with no preference stated for either the nasal spray vaccine or the flu shot.

February 27, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline expects to complete its Novartis transaction in the week commencing March 2.

February 27, 2015

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels have generated enough funds to help more than 37.5 million children to date.

February 26, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a unanimous recommendation for use of meningococcal group B vaccines to vaccinate high-risk groups in the United States.

February 26, 2015

Congress introdues legislation to protect FDA user fees from sequestration. 

February 26, 2015

Protein Sciences expanded Flublok distribution through Cardinal, McKesson this week. 

February 26, 2015

A survey found that chronic disease patients who use digital technology to manage their disease state feel "healthier."

 

February 26, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health expressing concerns about pharmacy-related budget proposals.

February 26, 2015

Sharecare on Thursday launched an app that monitors voice inflection as a tool toward better health. 

February 26, 2015

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test for HIV or syphilis in just 15 minutes.

 

February 26, 2015

Pharmacists prefer oral rehydration solutions that contain  electrolytes and low sugar, according to a survey released by DripDrop Thursday. 

February 25, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's Alli weight loss aid is making a return to shelves.

February 25, 2015

Green Shield Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the British Columbia Pharmacy Association, aim to improve health outcomes and reduce costs with new Pharmacist Health Coaching program.

February 25, 2015

Kohl’s is looking to further establish itself as a go-to beauty destination with the addition of a new spa-oriented skin care brand.
 

February 25, 2015

Unilever’s Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant has teamed up with Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription company, to reward women for sharing beauty advice.

February 25, 2015

Leading up to a Senate hearing examining recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, NACDS expressed support for the commission’s recognition of preserving pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.

February 25, 2015

Pharmacists will play a key role in educating consumers on Rite Aid's new exclusive skin care line.

February 25, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday expanded its partnership with Inovalon to support the identification and resolution of patient-specific gaps in care.

February 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration is looking into enabling holders of abbreviated new drug applications to unilaterally update their generic drug product labels prior to any branded drug change. 

February 24, 2015

Feeding peanut-containing snacks to infants has been found to prevent peanut allergies from developing in children.