February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 5, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

February 5, 2015

The Walgreens API team announced the availability of the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler Application Program Interface.

 

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 4, 2015

AmerisourceBergen announced that Robert Mauch has been promoted to EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid has announced that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These mark the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid heralded the introduction of RediClinic into its Philadelphia marketplace.

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 3, 2015

TempTraq, powered by Blue Spark Technologies, recently created a wireless, wearable, intelligent Bluetooth thermometer in the form of a soft comfortable patch. It continuously monitors body temperature for 24 hours and sends alerts to mobile devices through a specially designed, free downloadable app.

February 2, 2015

Amid the 50th anniversary of the Nurse Practitioner degree program, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has launched an integrated multimedia campaign to strengthen public and policymaker awareness of the critical role nurse practitioners play in delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible health care to millions of Americans.

February 2, 2015

The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to data recently released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

February 2, 2015

Is Whole Foods looking to get into the health clinic business? 

February 2, 2015

A proposal in the Budget of the U.S. government, fiscal year 2016 calls for an increase in retail pharmacy prescription drug co-pays.

February 2, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is gearing up for a Feb. 4 launch of its Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), an over-the-counter nasal spray indicated for relief of all nasal and eye-related allergy symptoms.

February 2, 2015

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a mutual life insurer and a provider of individual disability income insurance, has announced new options for nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in individual disability income insurance.

February 2, 2015

Mylan announced that it will acquire certain businesses from specialty women's healthcare company Famy Care Limited for $750 million, with additional contingent payments of up to $50 million. 

February 2, 2015

Ohio state legislators have approved a bill that gives pharmacists and pharmacy interns an expanded scope of practice where immunizations are concerned.

February 2, 2015

The value of collaboration through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores was on display Monday, as the NACDS Regional Chain Conference explored business-to-business partnerships and a public policy agenda that benefits patients and consumers.

January 30, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Friday that they have completed their proposed merger.

January 30, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced Thursday that URAC, the largest accrediting body for health care, has once again given BioPlus its seal of approval by accrediting it through an on-site process.

January 30, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a draft roadmap toward the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.