September 4, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration this week approved expanded labeling for Janssen Biotech’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment Simponi Aria (golimumab for infusion).

September 4, 2015

The findings from a study published in this month’s issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases tout the effectiveness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), marketed as Truvada (tenofovir/embtricitabine) medication.

September 3, 2015

Bayer HealthCare on Thursday announced that it will sponsor community awareness efforts nationwide this September, in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

September 3, 2015

 J.D. Power’s annual U.S. Pharmacy Study has ranked AmerisourceBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network the highest in customer satisfaction among chain drug stores. 

September 3, 2015

Hy-Vee has partnered with North Memorial Health Care to bring express clinics to two stores opening in September.

September 3, 2015

California state Sen. Jeff Stone, a former independent pharmacist himself, had one message for independent pharmacists during the McKesson ideaShare 2015 Public Policy session in San Diego — don’t just vote, get involved.

September 3, 2015

 The drug, a biosimilar version of Amgen’s Neupogen, is the first biosimilar drug to launch in the U.S.

September 3, 2015

Skincare product company Tria Beauty on Thursday announced Michaela Griggs as general manager of the North America division and VP of global marketing, and James Faulkner as general manager of the Europe & Middle East Regions division. 

September 2, 2015

Kmart has paid the U.S. government $1.4 million to resolve allegations that it improperly used drug manufacturer coupons and gasoline discounts to reduce pharmacy costs for Medicare patients at Kmart pharmacies.

September 2, 2015

Sam’s Club on Wednesday announced that it will provide a fifth year of free diabetes screenings for the public.

September 2, 2015

Sandoz on Wednesday introduced rivastigmine transdermal system, a generic version of Exelon Patch1, in the United States.

September 2, 2015

Walgreens kicked off its third Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign on Wednesday. This year’s campaign promises to provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at any Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade until Aug. 31, 2016.

September 1, 2015

PrescribeMedicare is meant to serve as a tool for patients in 2016 when open enrollment for plan choices begins.

September 1, 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published results from a clinical trial that found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older people. 

September 1, 2015

Nuance Communications’ latest survey is highlighting the differences between boomers and millennials when it comes to how they interact with their health care experience.

September 1, 2015

Gail Borgatti Croall, chief medical officer at HealthSpot, and Pat Basu, chief medical officer and president of Doctor on Demand, presented Sunday at NACDS Total Store Expo about the growing telehealth industry. 

August 31, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Monday introduced a new performance measure initiative that examines how patient socioeconomic and demographic characteristics affect performance measures.

August 31, 2015

The combination of resources is aimed at providing diabetes patients better tools for self-management and giving healthcare providers more tools to support patients, according to the companies. 

August 31, 2015

Some 70% of employers have curbed cost increase by focusing on employee wellness and 76% did so by adding or expanding consumer-directed plans

August 28, 2015

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection.

August 28, 2015

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 28, 2015

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

August 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co.

August 28, 2015

Perrigo announced Friday that it had completed its $224 million (€200 million) acquisition of several OTC brands from GlaxoSmithKline’s OTC portfolio.