February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 5, 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.

February 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged early on in the 2014-15 season that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant H3N2 flu virus, which set the stage for a strong season. Annual sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise for the first two months of the season.

February 5, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

February 5, 2015

The Walgreens API team announced the availability of the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler Application Program Interface.

 

February 5, 2015

As many as 43% of women keep a cough-cold product in their desk during the winter months “just in case” they get sick, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WorkPlace Impact.

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 4, 2015

AmerisourceBergen announced that Robert Mauch has been promoted to EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 4, 2015

Colgate is teaming up with Family Dollar to inspire African-American families during February's Black History Month to honor their past and treasure their future with a healthy smile.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid has announced that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These mark the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid heralded the introduction of RediClinic into its Philadelphia marketplace.

February 4, 2015

Are community-based pharmacists underused in the care of persons living with HIV? 

February 3, 2015

CVS/pharmacy's mobile app has undergone a complete transformation, with new features and an improved look and feel.

 

February 3, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy announced Monday that it has earned the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites seal of approval from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

February 3, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin) tablets. 

 

February 3, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday called on four major retailers to stop selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that could not be verified to contain the labeled substance by using what the industry describes as a questionable testing method — DNA barcoding.

February 3, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the cough-cold categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 3, 2015

TempTraq, powered by Blue Spark Technologies, recently created a wireless, wearable, intelligent Bluetooth thermometer in the form of a soft comfortable patch. It continuously monitors body temperature for 24 hours and sends alerts to mobile devices through a specially designed, free downloadable app.

February 3, 2015

The heaviest concentration of flu activity for the week beginning Feb. 2 is in the South Central United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report.

 

February 2, 2015

Amid the 50th anniversary of the Nurse Practitioner degree program, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has launched an integrated multimedia campaign to strengthen public and policymaker awareness of the critical role nurse practitioners play in delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible health care to millions of Americans.