September 3, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services last week published a final rule that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. 

 

September 3, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has written to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to “recommend administrative changes to facilitate a smooth start for new exchange enrollees seeking prescription drug coverage in the 2015 plan year.”


September 3, 2014

A diet by any other name is just as effective, according to a study in the Sept. 3 issue of JAMA.

September 3, 2014

Exhibitors at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo donated more than four tons (8,400 lbs.) of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community, NACDS has announced.

September 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. 

September 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced the introduction of Vicks QlearQuil, a family of over-the-counter medications for the occasional allergy sufferer. 

September 3, 2014

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet, Atkins Nutritionals announced Tuesday.

September 3, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Wednesday announced the launch of SYNCareTM, a program designed to support patients taking Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for at-home injection.

September 2, 2014

The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from the CDC.

September 2, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group last week announced co-owner Tom Boyer will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and merchandising principles on Sept. 2 to third-year students in the Pharmacy School at Concordia University Wisconsin.

September 2, 2014

Meijer Drug Store on Tuesday announced the availability of this season's annual flu shot, noting that the back-to-school season is an ideal time to get vaccinated against influenza. 

September 2, 2014

Looking to jazz up the personal care segment is the new Squeeze Pod line of personal care products, conveniently packaged in patented, single-use "pods" for pampering and problem solving on the go.

September 2, 2014

ExceleraRx, a national specialty pharmacy network, last week named James Fox as its president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.

September 2, 2014

Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program where patients measured their blood pressure and adjusted their antihypertensive medication accordingly resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared with patients who received usual care, according to a study in the Aug. 27 issue of JAMA.

September 1, 2014

Carma Laboratories last week announced its partnership with actress Shay Mitchell, who is best known for her role as Emily Fields on the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars."

September 1, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation on Thursday released a report touting the important heart-healthy benefits of phytosterols — compounds found in plants that can lower cholesterol. 

September 1, 2014

Pfizer and Protalix BioTherapeutics last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

September 1, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to the company’s investigational Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) vaccine candidate (PF-06425090). 

August 28, 2014

In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month and will be working to raise awareness about the importance of vaccinations for their senior patients.

August 28, 2014

H. D. Smith on Monday announced the winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, honoring select pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers who collaborate actively to grow the industry and advance patient care.

August 28, 2014

Real Canadian Superstore locations in Western Canada now offer a faster, easier way to make nutritious food choices when shopping for groceries, as Loblaw Cos. has expanded its Guiding Stars program in British Columbia and Alberta, the company has announced.

August 28, 2014

Rx Safes, manufacturer of fingerprint recognition home prescription lockboxes, on Thursday announced that it is waging a new war on drugs to reduce prescription drug abuse, backed by a national media campaign.

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 28, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination voucher program, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, to help protect against pertussis (whooping cough).