June 10, 2014

As many as 40% of U.S. narcotic prescriptions in 2011-2012 were written by only 5% of opioid prescribers, according to a study Express Scripts presented Monday at AcademyHealth's annual research meeting.

June 9, 2014

Dr. Robynne Chutkan is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She’s on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital, a former board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the author of “Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage.”

June 9, 2014

Teva on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded label for Azilect (rasagiline tablets) from monotherapy and adjunct to levodopa to now include dopamine agonists.

June 9, 2014

A recently approved drug might make infusions for hemophiliacs fewer and further between. The Food and Drug Administration approved Biogen Idec's Eloctate, which clinical trials have shown works to treat bleeding episodes and to increase the time between prophylactic blood infusions for those with hemophilia A.

June 9, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.

June 9, 2014

A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.

June 9, 2014

Strides Arcolab last week received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for methoxsalen capsules USP, 10-mg (soft gelatin capsules).

June 6, 2014

Lash Group, an AmerisourceBergen company, on Thursday announced that it has received a Health Call Center accreditation from URAC for its Clinical Services and Adherence programs.

June 6, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated a health advisory, recommending an inactivated poliovirus booster for adults traveling to countries with an active wild polio virus in circulation.

June 6, 2014

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment has been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards Gold winner in the Health & Home category, Mission Pharmacal reported Wednesday.

June 6, 2014

GelStat Corp. on Thursday announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mastix Medica.

June 6, 2014

Health Media Network and the American College of Cardiology on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership that will significantly increase the size of HMN's Cardiology Network while broadening the distribution of ACC's CardioSmart Initiative.

June 6, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Mimvey Lo (estradiol and norethindrone acetate tablets, USP), the generic equivalent to Activella tablets.

June 6, 2014

Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Wednesday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new drug application for Vogelxo (testosterone) gel for topical use CIII.

June 5, 2014

Looking to further spread awareness about how CVS Caremark can leverage its unique business model to help consumers, health plans, physicians and hospitals cut healthcare costs and improve health outcomes, CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo took to the stage as the guest speaker at Thursday’s Detroit Economic Club meeting.

June 5, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation has launched a pilot program to test its Adherence Performance reporting solution and provide pharmacies with an adherence rating similar to the CMS Star Ratings provided to health plans.

June 5, 2014

Low-risk patients were three times less likely to be admitted to a hospital when they received medication therapy management from a pharmacist, according to the findings of a recent study that was highlighted in Forbes magazine.

June 5, 2014

As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals.

June 4, 2014

Cardinal Health on Wednesday launched a new solution to make it easier and more time-efficient for retail pharmacies to help patients better understand and adhere to their medications.

June 4, 2014

Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state health officer, last week warned that the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases continue to increase in California.

June 4, 2014

The Deparment of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced the availability of up to $300 million under the Affordable Care Act to help the nation’s community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers, and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.

June 4, 2014

Quest Products on Wednesday announced the national launch of ProVent Rosacea Moisturizing Creme, a creme formulated to help reduce the appearance of skin conditions often associated with rosacea and other skin conditions, including skin redness, age spots, facial rashes, dry skin and sun-related damage.

June 4, 2014

Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that would repeal a 50-year-old section of state law that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists who are licensed in North Dakota can start circulating their petition for signatures, according to published reports.

June 4, 2014

Royal Canin USA, a pet food brand, announced the Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis, which identifies a dog's specific breed makeup, which may help veterinarians identify potential health problems caused by genetic mutations.