August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

August 19, 2014

The lip cosmetics segment experienced a rise of almost 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales slated to reach the $1.4 billion mark this year, according to new research from Mintel.

August 19, 2014

CVS Caremark on Monday announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation.

 

August 19, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer's efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel's inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 19, 2014

DripDrop, a medical-grade hydration solution, is now available at Walgreens stores nationwide and on Walgreens.com, the company announced Tuesday. 

August 19, 2014

About 30% of top-performing OTC drugs today were once prescription-only medications, Dave Wendland, VP Hamacher Resource Group, noted during a videocast hosted by GMDC, titled “Rx-to-OTC: Getting it Right at Retail.”

August 19, 2014

PharmaJet, the developer of a needle-free injection technology to administer medications and vaccines to patients, and bioCSL, the maker of Afluria (influenza vaccine) on Tuesday announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the PharmaJet Stratis 0.5mL Needle-Free Jet Injector for delivery of Afluria in individuals ages 18 years to 64 years.

August 19, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that flu shots are now available at all locations, including pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

 

August 19, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest OTC products that will appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 19, 2014

Pharmacy Advantage on Tuesday launched its mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts.

 

August 19, 2014

In a recent study conducted by DDI Consulting, 72% of managers indicated they have never questioned their ability to be an effective leader, and only 15% stated they had a leadership deficiency. It is a great example that our personal beliefs often distort our reality. Leadership, or serving others, is about earning share of heart, not manipulation or personal ambition. That was one of the key messages conveyed by Elevation Forum founder and Mack Elevation Forum leader Dan Mack on June 17 at the latest Elevation Forum. 

August 19, 2014

Walgreens gifted $350,000 to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

August 18, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group, its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the United Kingdom, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million ($110.4 million) for the 50% shareholding it did not already own. 

August 18, 2014

Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

August 18, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics and technology, in this multi-page report.

August 18, 2014

Generics company Libertas Pharma this summer has rolled out a new multivitamin intended for patients with malabsorption. 

August 18, 2014

Americans aspire to be healthier by making better food choices, but admit that the saying is a lot easier than the doing, according to a new white paper titled "Health and Wellness in America" released by Nielsen and the Natural Marketing Institute last week. 

August 18, 2014

Talk show host and comedienne Sheryl Underwood is teaming up with Depend brand to share her experience with bladder leakage as part of Drop Your Pants for Underwareness.

August 18, 2014

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to data published last week in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

August 15, 2014

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 vaccine for pneumonia has been recommended for use by patients 65 years old and up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization practices advisory committee. 

August 15, 2014

Three-in-five U.S. adults are not aware of the importance of the high-dose flu vaccine in flu prevention for adults ages 65 years and older.

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.

August 14, 2014

DripDrop on Thursday closed a $5.6 million round of financing, which will support DripDrop's national rollout of its rehydration product to retail pharmacies and hospitals.

August 14, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has announced approval for Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets, which are used to treat insomnia.