August 11, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Invokamet, a fixed-dose therapy that combines canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride in a single tablet.

August 11, 2014

Sanofi on Monday acquired the rights to Afrezza Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, from MannKind in a deal that could be worth as much as $925 million. 

August 8, 2014

Diplomat on Thursday announced that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. 

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

August 8, 2014

SafeHands, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer company, announced that it will offer back-to-school "buy one, get one free" coupons.

August 7, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Wednesday introduced a touch-free spray application of its Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray.

August 7, 2014

A new experimental drug to treat Ebola has been tried in the two American patients being treated in an Atlanta hospital, The New York Times reported Wednesday

August 6, 2014

ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow, concluded this weekend after four days of programming focused on helping independent pharmacies navigate industry changes caused by healthcare reform.

August 6, 2014

BD Medical, a segment of BD, on Wednesday announced the retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo, the only pen needle with patented dual front- and back-end shields that provides greater convenience and safety before and after injecting. 

August 6, 2014

The National Advertising Division on Wednesday determined that Chattem can support certain advertising claims for “Nasacort Allergy 24HR,” an over-the-counter allergy relief medication. The claims were challenged by Merck Consumer Care.

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

August 5, 2014

BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season.

August 5, 2014

One-in-four Americans admits that they have misused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com.

 

August 5, 2014

New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said a man who was tested for Ebola at Mount Sinai Hospital is "unlikely" to have the virus. The patient was admitted to the hospital early Monday with a fever and gastrointestinal problems. He recently visited a West African country where Ebola was reported, according to the Washington Post.

August 5, 2014

Sergeant's Pet Care Products, a manufacturer of pet supplies, announced the new Sentry Petrodex Advanced Dental Care Calming Kit for dogs.

August 5, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday reported July sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

August 4, 2014

Gummy vitamins continues to be a fast-moving subsegment within multivitamins, Jim Craigie, Church & Dwight executive chairman and CEO, told analysts Friday. 

August 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Adminisration regarding the agency's proposed rule changes of nutrition and supplement facts labels. 

August 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are younger than 8 years of age.

August 4, 2014

AmerisourceBergen leaders on Friday focused on giving independent pharmacists the tools they need to learn, optimize and grow during the general session of ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow.

August 4, 2014

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 938, which designates August as National Immunization Awareness Month, the legislature announced Monday.

August 1, 2014

Barry Bryant, owner of Barney’s Pharmacy in Augusta, Ga., is a true community advocate whose acts of kindness and education have earned him this year’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award at the 24th annual Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference held in Washington, D.C.

August 1, 2014

Cardinal Health continued with its “Leading Change” theme during the Industry General Session at the Retail Business Conference Friday, July 25, beginning with an expert panel that discussed the most pertinent legislative issues facing independent pharmacy and what pharmacists can do about them.

August 1, 2014

Cardinal Health this year named three winners of its prestigious Independent Pharmacy Best Practices Competition, in place of just one, during the company’s Retail Business Conference in late July.