January 22, 2015

In support of pharmacy refill reminder programs and other healthcare communications by pharmacies, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission requesting regulatory clarification regarding prior consent for calls to consumers’ cell phones for healthcare notifications.

January 21, 2015

Not only was CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday night’s Presidential State of the Union address, but Merlo was also treated to a special shout out from the President.

 

January 21, 2015

Eisai on Tuesday announced the launch of a new savings card for Belviq (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, the most-prescribed branded FDA-approved prescription drug therapy for chronic weight management.

January 21, 2015

Rite Aid subsidiary Health Dialog announced Tuesday a multi-year agreement with CDPHP, a New York-based health plan.

January 21, 2015

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson has issued a statement following the announcement of a new healthcare program in the State of the Union address Tuesday night, and in recognition of ongoing Congressional initiatives related to healthcare innovation.

January 21, 2015

The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation has invested $2.4 million in the Conshohocken, Pa.-based start-up.

January 21, 2015

With the development and use of innovative wearable health devices and smartphone health apps exploding, the decentralization of health care will likely reach a crescendo in 2015. Increasingly, consumers and physicians are embracing technologies that can continuously monitor a host of such physical conditions as heartbeat, lipid levels, medication adherence or motion — and wirelessly transmit the data to a host computer or smartphone. 

January 21, 2015

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

 

January 21, 2015

Procter & Gamble has expanded the responsibilities for senior executive David Taylor, who will oversee the company’s beauty business.

January 20, 2015

CareCam Health Systems, a vHealth technology firm offering a chronic care management software platform designed to promote patient adherence to prescribed therapy and seamless coordinated care, announced a strategic collaboration with the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation.

January 20, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced Tuesday that Ralph Neas, president and CEO, would be stepping down from his position in the fall of 2015.

January 20, 2015

LifeScan on Tuesday introduced the new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System that helps people with diabetes better understand their results without any extra effort.

January 20, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services. 

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Tuesday announced a series of promotions. 

January 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits on Tuesday announced a partnership in which PQA will contribute a new column to each AJPB issue entitled, "Medication Quality Matters."

January 20, 2015

Partner up or risk being left behind. That’s the choice facing more and more pharmacy groups grappling with accountable care, outcomes-based reimbursement and risk-sharing collaborative health networks. 

 

January 20, 2015

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo has landed a prime seat at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address in recognition of the chain’s move last year to pull tobacco products.

January 16, 2015

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23% among people of all ages.

January 16, 2015

Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against four former Gillette employees who have been hired or retained by ShaveLogic, a Dallas-based company in the wet shaving field, for allegedly disclosing trade secrets.

January 15, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, a China-based retail and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products, has opened eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou — a company record for same-day store openings.

January 15, 2015

Innovation, makers of PharmAssist pharmacy automation solutions, announced that Ed's Rx Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Fairfield, Ill., successfully implemented a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system to help with increased efficiency and accuracy of the pharmacy's prescription-filling and inventory processes.

January 15, 2015

Rite Aid EVP and CFO Darren Karst was all smiles Wednesday before analysts at the 33rd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. And with good reason. 

 

January 14, 2015

Ferndale Healthcare, distributor and marketer of RectiCare (Lidocaine 5%) anorectal cream, on Wednesday announced it is continuing its partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance in 2015.

January 14, 2015

MedifVU and ProKarma on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile application, i-PharmAssist OTC, a simple consumer-friendly app that provides a list of appropriate over-the-counter medications based on the user's medical history, symptoms and preferences.