July 30, 2013

Some patients with Type 2 diabetes taking drugs to lower blood sugar may experience a greater drop than is healthy for them even though their disease may not be under control, according to a new study.

July 30, 2013

Patient communication software maker PrescribeWellness has formed a deal with data-management firm Karmadata to send targeted patient communications to pharmacy customers, the company said Tuesday.

July 30, 2013

Pro-Lab on Monday extended its line of self-care test kits to include the new Allergen Test Kit.

July 30, 2013

Hisamitsu America, the manufacturer of Salonpas, an OTC pain patch that is FDA approved and clinically proven, announced the launch of Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel, a topical analgesic solution.

July 30, 2013

Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday.

July 30, 2013

According to mid-year data released by the Brewers Association, American craft brewing continued to see sustained growth through the first half of 2013.

July 30, 2013

The Yankee Candle Company Inc. announced the launch of six new Yankee Candle fragrances and three new fragrances in its contemporary Pure Radiance line for Fall 2013.

July 29, 2013

Actavis hopes to become the first to market a generic drug for treating chronic pain, the company said.

July 29, 2013

Actavis is launching new formulations of a drug used to treat tension headaches, the company said Monday.

July 29, 2013

Applied Predictive Technologies and IRI announced they are joining forces to fuel APT’s Test & Learn software suite with IRI’s point-of-sale data.

July 29, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (H.R. 2835), which would repeal a requirement enacted into law as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that requires consumers to obtain a prescription in order to utilize their flexible spending arrangements and health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

July 29, 2013

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

July 29, 2013

The Community Pharmacy Foundation and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Monday that they will work together to evaluate the impact on patient outcomes of the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into a statewide, patient-centered medical home network in North Dakota. More than 70% of physicians participate in the state’s medical home program.

July 29, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association endorsed the Diabetic Testing Supply Access Act (H.R. 2845), legislation recently introduced by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that would allow independent community pharmacies to provide same-day delivery services of diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries who are homebound, in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

July 29, 2013

The same organization that reached the often-cited figure of nearly $300 billion wasted each year due to poor medication adherence has developed a six-point agenda for improving it.

July 29, 2013

Nestlé Coffee-Mate announced a licensing agreement with Girl Scouts of the USA to bring two popular Girl Scout cookie flavors to its line of coffee creamers.

July 29, 2013

U.S.-based drug maker Perrigo Co. will buy Ireland's Elan Corp. for $8.6 billion, the companies said.

July 29, 2013

Drug maker Pfizer is planning to split its commercial division into three business lines that will separate its branded and generic products, the company said Monday.

July 29, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser will be launching a product for nighttime cold and flu relief in both liquid and tablet form, the company's CEO told investors Monday morning.

July 29, 2013

Rite Aid is launching a marketing campaign centered around its new extension to the Wellness+ loyalty card program aimed at seniors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

July 29, 2013

Walgreens is rebranding its more than 370 in-store health clinics, which will now be known as the “Healthcare Clinic."

July 26, 2013

Independent pharmacies enrolled in AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.'s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Business Coaching program have experienced per-employee sales increases of 5% on average, the company said.

July 26, 2013

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin wrote in an email to coworkers and friends that he would begin working for Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business.

July 26, 2013

Oral care brand Brush Buddies is expanding its line of licensed toothbrushes with the launch of the new Brush Buddies Smurfs Poppin' toothbrushes, Brush Buddies Smurfs Talking Toothbrushes and Brush Buddies Smurfs manual toothbrushes.