November 11, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, Price Chopper has developed food- and health-related programs to help promote awareness on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people who are impacted by the disease.

November 11, 2014

Rite Aid officially named Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the sixth healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative.

 

November 10, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment to increase strategic national stockpile supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.

November 10, 2014

Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that its Type 2 diabetes treatment drug Trulicity (dulaglutide) , is now available in U.S. pharmacies. The drug is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and comes in a single-dose pen, which doesn't require the patient to mix, measure or handle the needle, the company said.

November 10, 2014

Health Mart on Monday announced that it is hosting its second series of Town Hall meetings, “Pharmacy Quality Measures: Action Steps for Improvement.”

November 10, 2014

Mercy Health - Cincinnati will work with Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens to provide care options for patients with serious conditions outside of the clinics’ scope of services and to help manage the treatment of chronic diseases. 

November 10, 2014

A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases released Monday found that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. 

November 10, 2014

Sandoz last week announced the launch of a generic version of cyclophosphamide injection, USP. Sandoz is launching the drug through collaboration with Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., which owns the product's abbreviated new drug application. 

November 10, 2014

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Wegmans Pharmacy and the American Diabetes Association will host three events to provide community members with health education about diabetes.

November 7, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association urged the president to support changing the mandate that consumers obtain a prescription in order to utilize FSAs and HSAs to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

November 7, 2014
Don't google it, check a reliable source. That's the advice a Belgian healthcare website, Gezondheid en Wetenschap, recently advertised in this YouTube video that you have to play to believe. Sadly, they need to advertise such advice. Because do you know what is notably absent in the country? A pharmacist. 
November 7, 2014

Janssen Therapeutics announced earlier this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved Olysio (simeprevir), a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in adult patients as part of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. 

November 7, 2014

Canada Health Infoway and McKesson Canada announced Thursday that RelayHealth has achieved Infoway's Category II Uni-Directional Consumer Health Application certification.

November 7, 2014

Mylan on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. 

November 7, 2014

It's one month into the cough-cold season and illness rates are up 3%, noted Matthew Mannelly, Prestige Brands president and CEO.

November 7, 2014

Perrigo may one day expand into the branded side of the U.S. OTC business, Joseph Papa, Perrigo president, chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

November 7, 2014

Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to raise $750,000 in support of Look Good Feel Better across its stores in the Aberta, Atlantic and Prairies regions. And in Ontario, the Canadian drug store retailer is hoping to raise $375,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

November 7, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced positive findings from a Phase III clinical study that examined the safety and efficacy of Qnasl.

November 6, 2014

H-E-B on Thursday partnered with the American Diabetes Association to announce the launch of H-E-B Nutrition Services.

 

November 6, 2014

Perrigo on Thursday announced that it has reinitiated shipments of Guaifenesin 600mg Extended-Release tablets to its retail and wholesale customers in the United States.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 5, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced the relaunch of Cornerstones4Care, an online patient support platform for people living with diabetes.

November 5, 2014

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance on Wednesday released a tool for healthcare providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health.