November 30, 2010

On the same day that the Institute of Medicine increased the daily recommended intake of vitamin D to maintain bone health, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Tuesday announced the launch of Caltrate Soft Chews, which incorporate the higher daily recommended vitamin D goals.

November 30, 2010

Leaders in specialty pharmacy gathered in New York on Tuesday at the New York Athletic Club to attend the second annual Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable discussion presented by Drug Store News and Armada Health Care.

November 30, 2010

The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday issued a report on the dietary reference intake levels for vitamin D and calcium at the behest of both the U.S. and Canadian governments. IOM recommended a slight increase in vitamin D intake, but also suggested that the need for either vitamin D or calcium may be overstated.

November 30, 2010

The entire retail store is a diabetes destination, and pharmacists are critical in educating and communicating with consumers to help them and their loved ones better manage the chronic disease. That was one of several important messages that industry leaders expressed during Drug Store News’ 8th Annual Diabetes Roundtable discussion on Tuesday in New York at the New York Athletic Club. More than 100 leading industry players gathered for the event, which also included the 12th Annual Industry Issues Summit in the afternoon.

November 30, 2010

The president of drug maker Merck now will fill an additional position at the company: CEO.

November 30, 2010

The spate of recent product recalls may be eroding consumer confidence in the Food and Drug Administration, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,000 Americans released Tuesday.

November 30, 2010

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has received final approval for its generic Alzheimer's drug from the Food and Drug Administration, giving the drug maker 180 days of market exclusivity.

November 30, 2010

Recent public perception that the Food and Drug Administration had not been doing its job — ensuring that Americans' approved medical devices and medicines are relatively safe — may be impeding fast approval processes, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report published Tuesday.

November 30, 2010

The Senate on Tuesday afforded the Food and Drug Administration new powers in regulating food, according to published reports, with the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25 (with two abstentions).

November 30, 2010

Walgreens is making a high-impact health statement to mark World AIDS Day that will be hard to ignore.

November 30, 2010

An alliance between a drug store chain and a national pharmacy benefit manager resulted in more than $3 million in savings over a seven-month period for the PBM clients.

November 29, 2010

Moving a step closer to filling a leadership void, the American Pharmacists Association Foundation said Monday it has tapped The Bernard Consulting Group, an executive search firm, to assist with the search for the next executive director and CEO of the organization.

November 29, 2010

Perrigo on Monday launched a store-brand version of Bayer Healthcare’s Aleve Liquid Gels, 220 mg.

November 29, 2010

Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

November 24, 2010

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a list of nutritional practice guidelines for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in its December issue.

November 24, 2010

More than half of people with diabetes struggle to pay for their medical supplies, according to a poll by diabetes community network dLife.com.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 24, 2010

More than ever, seniors who rely on Medicare need to carefully evaluate the dizzying array of prescription drug plan choices available to them, as the 2011 enrollment period for Medicare Part D drug benefit program goes into high gear, independent pharmacy leaders declared Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

Most of the newly elected and re-elected Republican members of Congress, Tea Party candidates in particular, vowed to whittle down or repeal healthcare reform once in office, but the healthcare companies that stand to benefit hope to change their minds, as some of their lobbying activities last quarter have shown.

November 24, 2010

A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

November 24, 2010

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and the related costs of the disease could reach catastrophic proportions, according to new research by the UnitedHealth Group.

November 24, 2010

UnitedHealth Group will start a program next year that it said can reduce drug costs to as low as $2 per script, the company said Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...

November 22, 2010

Several organizations want Congress to reverse a provision in the healthcare-reform act that would prohibit the use of FSAs to purchase OTC medicines without a prescription ...