September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader healthcare commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

September 3, 2014

In the wake of CVS Caremark’s announcement Wednesday morning that it has changed its name to CVS Health to better reflect its broader healthcare commitment and stopped selling tobacco in all its stores about one month earlier than anticipated, the company is embarking on a marketing initiative that includes a new commercial and a social campaign.

September 3, 2014

Shortly after announcing Wednesday morning its corporate name change to CVS Health, CEO Larry Merlo appeared on CNBC to weigh in on the name change and the opportunities to play a greater role in today’s healthcare market, as well as to highlight the fact that its stores are now officially tobacco-free.

September 3, 2014

DSE Healthcare Solutions recently released an OTC category video campaign under its Cystex brand name that is taking off virally, adressing a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention because of its sensitive nature — sex and urinary tract infections. 

September 3, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services last week published a final rule that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. 

 

September 3, 2014

Midwestern retailer Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new team members for its stores as the growing company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons, announced Janet Emerson, EVP operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.

September 3, 2014

Exhibitors at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo donated more than four tons (8,400 lbs.) of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Boston community, NACDS has announced.

September 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced the introduction of Vicks QlearQuil, a family of over-the-counter medications for the occasional allergy sufferer. 

September 3, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Wednesday announced the launch of SYNCareTM, a program designed to support patients taking Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for at-home injection.

September 2, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group last week announced co-owner Tom Boyer will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and merchandising principles on Sept. 2 to third-year students in the Pharmacy School at Concordia University Wisconsin.

September 2, 2014

ExceleraRx, a national specialty pharmacy network, last week named James Fox as its president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.

September 2, 2014

Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program where patients measured their blood pressure and adjusted their antihypertensive medication accordingly resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared with patients who received usual care, according to a study in the Aug. 27 issue of JAMA.

September 1, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation on Thursday released a report touting the important heart-healthy benefits of phytosterols — compounds found in plants that can lower cholesterol. 

September 1, 2014

LATINA Style magazine last week named Walmart, Target, CVS Caremark and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service four of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work at.

September 1, 2014

Pfizer and Protalix BioTherapeutics last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa) for injection for pediatric patients.

September 1, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to the company’s investigational Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) vaccine candidate (PF-06425090). 

August 28, 2014

In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month and will be working to raise awareness about the importance of vaccinations for their senior patients.

August 28, 2014

H. D. Smith on Monday announced the winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, honoring select pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers who collaborate actively to grow the industry and advance patient care.

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 27, 2014

A&D Medical on Wednesday launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people monitor their physical activity and better manage their health.

August 27, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday announced that Brian Green will join CHPA as VP, finance and operations and CFO.

August 27, 2014

CVS Caremark has entered into a new clinical affiliation with MedStar Health, a healthcare system with 10 hospitals in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

August 27, 2014

Greenway Health on Wednesday announced the completion of one of the largest centralized pharmacy cloud-based electronic health record systems ever deployed, Walgreens Cloud EHR.

August 27, 2014

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering on Wednesday announced that it has released a preview of its Drug Shortages Prevention Plan aimed at helping the pharmaceutical industry avoid drug shortages and maintain a reliable supply of medications.