November 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 20, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced Quality Independent Physicians, based in Louisville, Ky., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

 

November 19, 2014

7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter medications, on Tuesday entered the private-label drug business.

November 19, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78%) would consider seeing a healthcare professional virtually for at least one healthcare need, according to a new Harris Poll.

November 19, 2014

CVS Health received a score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 19, 2014

A new national survey shows that while the majority of people (64%) believe sexual health correlates with overall satisfaction in life, more than a quarter shy away from addressing challenges with their doctor. 

November 18, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a look at the impact of the Hatch-Waxman act and Q&A's with industry leaders, in this multi-page report.

November 18, 2014

CVS Health officially announced plans to create a new Digital Innovation Lab in Boston.

November 18, 2014

Dave Wendland, VP and member of the owner’s group at Hamacher Resource Group (HRG), will once again moderate the Diabetes and Chronic Care roundtable at Drug Store News’ Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 3, 2014. This marks Wendland’s 11th  year moderating the event.

November 18, 2014

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.

November 18, 2014

Teva Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, on Tuesday announced that Health Canada has approved its application for PrTeva-Celecoxib, the generic equivalent of PrCelebrex.

November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 17, 2014

Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.

November 17, 2014

Galderma Laboratories, makers of the Cetaphil brand of cleansers and moisturizers, has unveiled a new and improved look for its Cetaphil RestoraDerm product line.

November 17, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday elected Patrick Lockwood-Taylor as chair during its fall board meeting.

November 17, 2014

CRN on Monday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration advocating a new qualified health claim for EPA+DHA and blood-pressure reduction. 

November 17, 2014

CVS Health has confirmed a report that it is planning to open a CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab this winter in Boston that will focus on “building customer-centric experiences in health care.”

November 17, 2014

Four-in-10 U.S. adults are expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in August, suggesting that as many as 126 million consumers will be looking for treatment options, including self-monitoring their condition at home.

November 17, 2014

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. 

November 17, 2014

Ferndale Healthcare on Friday announced that its Heliocare brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need.

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

November 17, 2014

Thirty years ago, Democratic and Republican members of Congress hammered out a rare and prescient bipartisan compromise bill that transformed the pharmaceutical landscape forever and unleashed the modern generic drug industry. That law, known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, has proven to be one of the most far-reaching and impactful pieces of legislation ever to shape the American healthcare system.

November 17, 2014

Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.