March 21, 2012

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced that immunization records would be sent directly from its more than 7,800 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores and 350 Take Care Clinics to primary care providers over Surescripts’ electronic prescribing network using Surescripts’ Clinical Interoperability services. And later this year, the company plans to share immunization data with local and state public health agencies, and share Take Care Clinic patient summaries with primary care providers. Drug Store News recently had the opportunity to speak with Surescripts president and CEO Harry Totonis about the new service.

March 5, 2012

Radio Health Journal's Reed Pence talks with DSN editor in chief Rob Eder; Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford; Express Scripts senior director of public affairs Brian Henry; and former Walgreens pharmacy customer Virginia Greathouse about the causes and impact of the Walgreens-ESI dispute.

January 31, 2012

As of Jan. 1, asthma products like the Primatine Mist inhaler became no longer available at retail — leaving consumers with few asthma-care options in the OTC aisle. Drug Store News recently interviewed King Bio president Frank King, who is introducing a new nonprescription inhaler for asthmatics, formulated with homeopathic ingredients, called AsthmaCare under its Safecare banner of products.

January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

November 21, 2014

Butterfly Health on Friday launched a men's version of its Butterfly Body Liners for accidental bowel leakage.

November 21, 2014

The membership of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed a new performance measure, Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes, the group announced Friday. 

November 21, 2014

A study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that people with atrial fibrillation who take NSAIDs may be at risk for serious bleeding or thromboembolisms. 

November 20, 2014

Decision Resources Group found that sales of biosimilar versions of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) filgrastim and pegfilgrastim could reach $1.8 billion in the United States by 2023. 

November 20, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Labs announced Thursday that it has launched a bioequivalent generic version of Allegra-D 12 Hour Allergy and Congestion, in the U.S. market.

November 20, 2014

Healthy Mama brand on Thursday debuted its second caffeine-free protein energy beverage flavor, Boost It Up! Pom Cherry.

November 20, 2014

Matrixx Initiatives on Monday launched Zicam Kids, a cold product specifically designed to provide symptom relief for children ages 6 to 11 years.

November 20, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association board of directors on Wednesday announced changes to CHPA’s voluntary guidelines addressing dosing of liquid pediatric over-the-counter medicines.

November 20, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended‐release tablets CII, a once‐daily, single‐entity medication formulated using Purdue’s proprietary extended‐release solid oral platform, Resistec.

November 20, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced Quality Independent Physicians, based in Louisville, Ky., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

 

November 19, 2014

7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter medications, on Tuesday entered the private-label drug business.

November 19, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 Americans (78%) would consider seeing a healthcare professional virtually for at least one healthcare need, according to a new Harris Poll.

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 18, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a look at the impact of the Hatch-Waxman act and Q&A's with industry leaders, in this multi-page report.

November 18, 2014

Chattem on Tuesday announced that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter pain management system, is now available nationwide.

November 18, 2014

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.

November 18, 2014

Teva Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, on Tuesday announced that Health Canada has approved its application for PrTeva-Celecoxib, the generic equivalent of PrCelebrex.

November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 17, 2014

CRN on Monday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration advocating a new qualified health claim for EPA+DHA and blood-pressure reduction. 

November 17, 2014

Four-in-10 U.S. adults are expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in August, suggesting that as many as 126 million consumers will be looking for treatment options, including self-monitoring their condition at home.