September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday shared results from several studies evaluating its investigational pain medication Hysingla ER.

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 4, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Wednesday welcomed Walgreens to the health plan’s retail pharmacy network and named the retailer the plan's specialty pharmacy provider. 

September 4, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

Healthcare Data Solutions on Wednesday announced that it ranked on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third year in a row, at No. 3,154 with 111% sales growth.

September 4, 2014

Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals, a marketer and distributor of feminine care and other over-the-counter healthcare products.

September 4, 2014

New research suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness, the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project reported Wednesday.

September 4, 2014

Target announced on Thursday that flu vaccines are now available at all Target Pharmacy and Target Clinic locations nationwide.

September 4, 2014

Thermalon last week showcased its Thermalon Eye Compress at the annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported August sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 3.6% from the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether. 

 

September 3, 2014

Abbott on Wednesday announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a revolutionary new glucose-sensing technology for people with diabetes. 

September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader healthcare commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

September 3, 2014

In the wake of CVS Caremark’s announcement Wednesday morning that it has changed its name to CVS Health to better reflect its broader healthcare commitment and stopped selling tobacco in all its stores about one month earlier than anticipated, the company is embarking on a marketing initiative that includes a new commercial and a social campaign.

September 3, 2014

Shortly after announcing Wednesday morning its corporate name change to CVS Health, CEO Larry Merlo appeared on CNBC to weigh in on the name change and the opportunities to play a greater role in today’s healthcare market, as well as to highlight the fact that its stores are now officially tobacco-free.

September 3, 2014

DSE Healthcare Solutions recently released an OTC category video campaign under its Cystex brand name that is taking off virally, adressing a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention because of its sensitive nature — sex and urinary tract infections. 

September 3, 2014

To help prepare for the upcoming flu season, vaccinations are now available at all Giant Food in-store pharmacies.

September 3, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services last week published a final rule that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. 

 

September 3, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has written to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to “recommend administrative changes to facilitate a smooth start for new exchange enrollees seeking prescription drug coverage in the 2015 plan year.”


September 3, 2014

A diet by any other name is just as effective, according to a study in the Sept. 3 issue of JAMA.

September 3, 2014

Exhibitors at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo donated more than four tons (8,400 lbs.) of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community, NACDS has announced.

September 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. 

September 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced the introduction of Vicks QlearQuil, a family of over-the-counter medications for the occasional allergy sufferer. 

September 3, 2014

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet, Atkins Nutritionals announced Tuesday.