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

PepsiCo announced its "Purple On!" campaign against bullying. The initiative supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, which takes place on Oct. 16.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week. 

September 10, 2014

CVS Health has named Mary Langowski EVP for strategy, policy and market development, effective Oct. 14.

September 10, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013.

September 10, 2014

Kmart has announced that its Kmart Pharmacy, located at 901 US 27 North, Sebring, Fla., was the subject of a data incident on or around May 27, 2012.
 


September 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that NACDS-backed bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4190, which would expand pharmacists’ ability to serve patients and improve their healthcare outcomes, has garnered a milestone 100 co-sponsors.

September 10, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

September 9, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday launched it’s first-ever comprehensive advertising campaign.

September 9, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Menactra [meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine] as a booster vaccination against meningococcal disease in people ages 15 years through 55 years. 

September 9, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, will be acquired by General Mills for $46 per share for a total transaction of $820 million.

September 9, 2014

Giant Food of Landover on Tuesday introduced Rx Timer Cap, an electronic cap that is an alternative to the traditional prescription medication caps. 

September 9, 2014

Several organizations last week formed the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. 

September 9, 2014

Mondelēz International issued its first report emphasizing the company's progress in achieving its global well-being goals. The report outlines important steps the company has taken to meet key metrics in such areas as mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. 

September 9, 2014

Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of the “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” campaign.

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

September 8, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, on Monday announced that it now offers Veridikal Intelligence and Veridikal’s Reconciliation program to the pharmacies it serves. The program includes pre/post editing, EDI support, 835 processing, forensic auditing and reconciliation. 

September 5, 2014

Social media outlets. Consumers. Wall Street. Government officials. Everyone was buzzing over CVS Caremark’s news on Wednesday that it has changed its corporate name to CVS Health and stopped selling tobacco in all of its stores.

September 5, 2014

Kroger announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

September 5, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday shared results from several studies evaluating its investigational pain medication Hysingla ER.

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.

 

September 4, 2014

Healthcare Data Solutions on Wednesday announced that it ranked on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third year in a row, at No. 3,154 with 111% sales growth.

September 4, 2014

Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals, a marketer and distributor of feminine care and other over-the-counter healthcare products.

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether.