September 15, 2014

Thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, the diabetes community stands to play a significant role in how pharmacies think about their patients and their medication adherence programs. 

September 15, 2014

The Department of Justice announced Friday that it filed a motion to hold Bayer in civil contempt for violating a court order in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

September 15, 2014

The Female Health Co. on Monday announced that Martin Tayler will join the company's management team as EVP global operations. 

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 15, 2014

Managing such chronic conditions as diabetes has become a core competency among many retail pharmacies. It dovetails well with the retail pharmacy industry’s goal to become a destination center for patients proactively seeking to improve their health and wellness.

September 15, 2014

Mylan announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Labs Limited, has signed an agreement with Gilead Science under which Mylan has been licensed the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute sofosbuvir and the investigational single-tablet regimen of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in 91 developing countries. 

September 15, 2014

Let’s face it: New products are the lifeblood of this business. If you’re a retailer, that’s why you went to NACDS Total Store Expo. That’s why DSN went to NACDS TSE, too. For two days, our reporters searched the show floor for the very latest and best new products and offerings at NACDS TSE.

September 15, 2014

Two U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple's HealthKit, according to a Reuters report published Monday morning. 

September 15, 2014

Rx.com Community Healthcare Network on Friday announced the release of the Care Rx application.

September 15, 2014

Sharps Compliance Corp. and MedReturn on Monday announced that they have joined forces to launch MedSafe.

September 15, 2014

Sales of the popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may get a boost if physicians begin prescribing the medicine as a prophylactic in people who don’t have diabetes. A recent study published in the diabetes journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and conducted by scientists from Cardiff University found that patients treated with metformin could live longer than people without diabetes.

September 15, 2014

According to a survey released earlier this year by the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot health ranks near the bottom on the list of body parts/functions that Americans make a concentrated effort to “take care of.”

September 15, 2014

Dick Tracy has nothing on the wearable gadgets under development to help people better police their diabetes. Wearable technologies in its totality — which include Google Glass and the Apple Watch — are part of a booming market that’s expected to swell to $20 billion by 2015 and is further expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40% over the next six years.

September 12, 2014

Close to 100 million wearable, remote patient-monitoring devices will ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research, boosted by growing interest and awareness about the benefits of supporting healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes.

September 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced two keynote speakers who will explore the transformation of today's healthcare paradigm and how that impacts the dietary supplement industry.

September 12, 2014

Kroger has tapped Kevin Dougherty, formerly group VP and chief supply chain officer, to lead the company's new Vitacost.com division as group VP of digital and Vitacost. 

 

September 12, 2014

The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have officially opened new clinics inside two Hy-Vee stores this week.

September 12, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2014 Research and Hope Awards. 

September 12, 2014

Hispanics have taken to using supplements in greater numbers over the last five years according to "Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition."

September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 11, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday announced that Michael Kaufmann has been named CFO of the company effective Nov. 11.

September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 11, 2014

Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.



September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.