January 28, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday released a discussion document in the 21st Century Cures initiative.

January 28, 2015

Several of the nation’s largest healthcare systems and payers on Tuesday announced a powerful new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system to value-based business and clinical models.

January 28, 2015

"During one of the sessions at the 2008 NACDS Regional Chain Conference, we projected onto the video screen some images of advertisements that NACDS was beginning to use in the Washington, D.C. area. Looking back, one of the things that I remember most was the boldness and strategic focus of the tagline: 'Pharmacies. The face of neighborhood healthcare.' With the 2015 edition of this meeting just days away, it is striking how far we have come!" writes NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in his latest blog post. 

January 28, 2015

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so …19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope. 

January 27, 2015

Balm Chicky Balm Balm, the only brand of all-natural lip balm to feature "The Friend End" tube, will appear on ABC's “Shark Tank” to showcase the product.

January 27, 2015

Bartell Drugs has announced that it is spotlighting American Heart Month as it celebrates its 125th anniversary by offering heart-healthy screenings in all 63 store locations.

January 27, 2015

Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the United States, the Council for Responsible Nutrition advised in guidelines for industry released Tuesday. 

January 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced approval for the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules), which are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children ages 1 year and older.

January 27, 2015

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.

 

January 27, 2015

Miraculins on Tuesday announced that it will be commencing a pilot program with Lovell Drugs and Pear Healthcare Solutions that will see the placement of the first stand-alone, Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell’s retail pharmacy locations in Ontario.

January 27, 2015

HIV patients using a mobile app are 2.9 times more likely to be adherent.

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

January 27, 2015

Procter & Gamble reported a decrease in second-quarter net sales as segment results proved to be a mixed bag.

January 27, 2015

Call it the point-of-care revolution: The accelerating shift of patients from overcrowded doctors’ offices to accessible, clinically engaged pharmacists and retail clinicians for front-line health-and-wellness services.

 

January 27, 2015

A new study from the National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, found a significant association in reducing death from cardiovascular disease among multivitamin users vs. non-users, when the supplements were taken for three or more years.

January 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone), which is indicated to control low blood calcium levels in patients who have hypoparathyroidism.

 

January 26, 2015

NJOY announced the appointment of Paul Sturman as its new CEO and president. 

 

January 26, 2015

Purdue Pharma on Monday announced the launch of Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release tablets CII. According to the company, the once-daily drug is the first and only hydocodone product to be recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as having properties that deter misuse and abuse via chewing, snorting and injection.

January 26, 2015

Will patient screenings and advanced, gene-based diagnostics become a standard and universally accepted part of community pharmacy’s service platform? 

 

January 23, 2015

CVS Health, Kmart and Walgreens were the three pharmacy retailers each identified as one of the "Top 50 Employers" in a recent Careers & disABLED magazine survey.

January 23, 2015

NuGo Nutrition on Thursday acquired Gnu Foods FiberLove bars. As the newest member of the NuGo portfolio, the fiber bars will have the same exact recipe as FiberLove bars, but with a new name to emphasize their taste: NuGo Fiber d'Lish.

January 23, 2015

Americans with wellness plans said that while most like their plans, just 36% are engaged in the plan on a weekly basis throughout the entire year.

January 23, 2015

Some 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, swelling the Medicare rolls and increasing pressure on an already overstretched health system. Pharmacies are joining other health providers and insurers to help reduce costs of care for these newly minted seniors.

 

January 23, 2015

CVS Health’s apprenticeship program garnered national attention during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as he called on more businesses to follow CVS Health’s lead and offer more educational benefits and paid apprenticeships.