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.

November 25, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday announced the next in its series of free webinars for pharmacists and nurse practitioners, presented in partnership with Skipta.

 

November 25, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Tuesday reported total sales for the third quarter ended Nov. 1 of $476.2 million, up 3%. 

 

November 25, 2014

Recently, NACDS provided a summary of the 2014 midterm elections, with an emphasis on the federal level. This memo includes an overview of the state elections, which will shape the operating environment on pivotal state issues.

November 25, 2014

Mylan on Tuesday confirmed that it — along with several subsidiaries — has been sued by Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare Corp. and Baxter Healthcare S.A. in relation to the filing of an abbreviated new drug application for the generic version of Brevibloc. 

November 25, 2014

Walgreens will donate the value of one pneumonia vaccine to The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life for every pneumonia vaccine administered in its pharmacies between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

November 24, 2014

American Well is among the first healthcare providers to see an uptick in online visits associated with influenza-like symptoms.

November 24, 2014

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has agreed to market the authorized generic version of Astellas U.S.' Protopic ointment 0.1% and 0.03%. 

November 24, 2014

VOA Associates on Monday announced the opening of a new Walgreens Health System Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Galter Pavilion.

November 24, 2014

Walgreens on Monday reported a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

November 21, 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is the newest member of the BioRhythm team, the sports supplement company announced Thursday.

November 21, 2014

Butterfly Health on Friday launched a men's version of its Butterfly Body Liners for accidental bowel leakage.

November 21, 2014

When former Staples executive Brian Tilzer joined CVS Health early last year as SVP chief digital officer he was charged with spearheading the company’s digital innovation efforts and connecting current and future digital initiatives. Tilzer hit the ground running and the momentum remains strong as the company is now preparing to open a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston and connect with start-ups to enable the retailiization of healthcare in an area of Boston that has emerged as hot bed of technology and healthcare innovation.

November 21, 2014

The membership of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed a new performance measure, Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes, the group announced Friday. 

November 20, 2014

CVS Health announced on Thursday that the company and its foundation has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco cessation and prevention programs.

November 20, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Thursday emphasized the savings generic medicines bring to the table in light of rising brand prices. 

November 20, 2014

Healthy Mama brand on Thursday debuted its second caffeine-free protein energy beverage flavor, Boost It Up! Pom Cherry.

November 20, 2014

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018.

November 20, 2014

Matrixx Initiatives on Monday launched Zicam Kids, a cold product specifically designed to provide symptom relief for children ages 6 to 11 years.

November 20, 2014

Moberg Pharma AB on Thursday announced that Jeff Vernimb has been named general manager for its U.S. operations and a member of Moberg's management team, effective Dec. 15.

 

November 20, 2014

Beiersdorf’s Nivea has officially pulled back the shower curtain to unveil a new innovation that aims to revolutionize how you moisturize. Enter the new In-Shower Body Lotions.

November 20, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association board of directors on Wednesday announced changes to CHPA’s voluntary guidelines addressing dosing of liquid pediatric over-the-counter medicines.