September 25, 2015

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

September 25, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gecko Health Innovations, which focuses on developing software and product solutions to aid in compliance and adherence improvement in the management of respiratory diseases.

September 24, 2015

CVS Health has committed $10 million to SU2C over three years, supported by an annual in-store campaign. 

September 24, 2015

Software solutions company RxNT and FlavoRx announced Thursday a streamlined way for prescribers and patients to get flavored pediatric medications, potentially boosting adherence.

September 24, 2015

The Mondelēz International Foundation announced Thursday a new push for wellness in Mexico, the U.S. and South Africa.

September 24, 2015

The discount program’s website provides members online tools for finding participating pharmacies, as well as drug prices and availability. 

September 24, 2015

News outlets in Miss. are reporting that the first Fred’s with a walk-in telehealth clinic — the result of a partnership between Fred’s and TelehealthONE — opened this morning. Residents who lack transportation, according to reports, will now be able to see a nurse practitioner without having to go to a nearby town, making access to providers more accessible. 

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 23, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is committed to bringing a range of exciting new Centrum multivitamin formulas to market that seamlessly fit into Americans’ everyday lives, the company said.

September 23, 2015

The pharmacy will be located in the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center in Ohio. 

September 23, 2015

Smith Drug Co. announced Wednesday that it had tapped a former McKesson and Walmart executive as its SVP pharmacy solutions.

September 22, 2015

In the spirit of helping pharmacists and retail healthcare teams lead by example, Drug Store News and higi have issued a call to entry for the next round of the Fit Pharmacist Challenge, which kicks off in October.

September 22, 2015

As many as 84% of consumers say they check the expiration date at least sometimes when using an OTC medicine for themselves. 

September 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced plans that would reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for many American consumers should she be elected President of the United States. 

September 22, 2015

Including local associates, their families, friends and other partners, Kroger expects nearly 7,000 to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.

September 22, 2015

According to the World Health Organization Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, there have been notable declines in neonatal mortality over the past 50 years.

September 22, 2015

According to Protein Sciences, Flublok is the only flu vaccine that is free of formaldehyde, antibiotics, gluten, gelatin, egg protein, latex, thimerosal and other preservatives.

September 22, 2015

The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Haggen is attempting to sell its $12.16 million in assets to Albertsons and Safeway. Some $8.9 million of those assets include customer and prescription records, as well as other pharmacy information. 

September 22, 2015

The campaign includes an ambassador program where Rite Aid coordinators will plan and implement onsite workplace flu clinics staffed by certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacists. 

September 22, 2015

Keveyis was recently approved for the treatment of primary hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a group of rare hereditary disorders that cause episodes of muscle weakness or paralysis. 

September 21, 2015

In a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Monday, Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9% while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3%. 

September 21, 2015

For the U.S. pharmaceutical market, 2015 is already shaping up to be another double-digit growth year in terms of prescription spend, and brand-name specialty drugs are big drivers of that growth.

September 21, 2015

Henry Dale Smith, Sr., founded H.D. Smith in 1954 and grew the company into one of the nation’s largest wholesalers.