August 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and/or in patients with emphysema that are experiencing airflow obstruction, the agency announced.

August 1, 2014

Good Neighbor Pharmacy on Thursday reinforced its commitment to helping independent pharmacies enhance patient care by introducing programs focused on compliance and medication adherence. 

 

August 1, 2014

QS/1 is implementing additional security measures to better validate electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, the company announced.

July 31, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the nation to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

July 31, 2014

Mueller Sports Medicine recently showcased its new FasciaDerm PFTape product at the ECRM Health Care event.

July 31, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Thursday launched a new line of wellness products called Meta, from the makers of Metamucil, in partnership with Michael Strahan, co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael," FOX NFL Sunday analyst, "Good Morning America" special co-host and 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. 

July 31, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday posted July sales of $2 billion for the four weeks ended July 26, representing growth of 4.1%.

 

July 30, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines in children and adolescents, according to the online issue of Pediatrics.

July 30, 2014

A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found no increased risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women supplementing with calcium and vitamin D.

July 30, 2014

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010, more than 8 million older and disabled Americans with Medicare benefits have saved $11.5 billion on prescription drugs.

July 30, 2014

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration for desoximetasone topical spray 0.25%. The company also has notified Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., the owner of the reference listed drug, of the filing.

July 30, 2014

Pfizer on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s portfolio of marketed vaccines for $635 million.

July 30, 2014

Susan G. Komen honored Walgreens at its annual Susan G. Komen Leadership Conference, held July 17-19 here, with its Mission Possible Award.

July 30, 2014

GSK announced that Tanzeum (albiglutide), a once-weekly, prescription injectable treatment for Type 2 diabetes in adults, is now available in pharmacies throughout the United States.

July 29, 2014

The use of FDA drug safety programs to prevent generic competition is costing the American health care system and patients $5.4 billion in annual pharmaceutical spending.

July 29, 2014

A bipartisan bill that calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients is headed to the U.S. House for a vote.

July 29, 2014

Perfecta Products on Tuesday introduced the Zim's Advanced Cold Sore kit to its line of topical skincare, lip care and pain relief products.

July 28, 2014

CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Scar Zone scar treatment, widened its net loss during second quarter 2014, and has pulled the plug on its Gel Perfect brand.

 

July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17.

July 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a license application by Sandoz, Novartis' generics company, for a potential generic biologic drug, the company announced Monday.

July 25, 2014

Recognizing the important role that community pharmacy plays, McKesson has long focused on providing solutions to help pharmacists improve patient adherence and enhance patient outcomes as evidenced by programs and solutions offered through McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS). However, the growing understanding of pharmacists’ impact on adherence and its importance in today’s evolving healthcare landscape has validated pharmacy based solutions as McKesson bolsters its portfolio of tools.

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 25, 2014

DSN had an opportunity at McKesson ideaShare to talk to Eyad Farah, senior director of retail product development at McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, about McKesson’s digital strategy for retail pharmacy and helping pharmacies leverage mobile and digital technology to engage, support and retain patients.

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.