February 3, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday called on four major retailers to stop selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that could not be verified to contain the labeled substance by using what the industry describes as a questionable testing method — DNA barcoding.

February 3, 2015

Iovate Health Sciences International on Monday introduced StrongGirl, a new line of supplements available exclusively at GNC and Lucky Vitamin Stores.

February 3, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the cough-cold categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 3, 2015

The heaviest concentration of flu activity for the week beginning Feb. 2 is in the South Central United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report.

 

February 2, 2015

The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to data recently released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

February 2, 2015

A proposal in the Budget of the U.S. government, fiscal year 2016 calls for an increase in retail pharmacy prescription drug co-pays.

February 2, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults, making it the first FDA-approved medicine to treat this condition.

 

February 2, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline is gearing up for a Feb. 4 launch of its Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), an over-the-counter nasal spray indicated for relief of all nasal and eye-related allergy symptoms.

February 2, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers.

February 2, 2015

TyraTech, a life sciences company focusing on nature-derived insect and parasite control products, recently announced that it has secured product listings for its Vamousse head lice product range, including its Vamousse Treatment mousse and Vamousse Protection shampoo, across Walmart and through Cardinal Health.

January 30, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy announced Thursday that URAC, the largest accrediting body for health care, has once again given BioPlus its seal of approval by accrediting it through an on-site process.

January 30, 2015

Diplomat Pharmacy announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved an expanded indication of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for the treatment of Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM).

January 30, 2015

Innovation, makers of PharmASSIST pharmacy automation solutions, has announced that Fruth Pharmacy has purchased the firm’s PharmASSIST Symphony workflow management and process optimization software for a new central fill site in Nitro, W. Va.

January 30, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a draft roadmap toward the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information.

 

January 30, 2015

ONE Condoms on Thursday announced the launch of a national HIV prevention campaign that features a coalition of visual artists, musicians, celebrities and public health agencies.

January 30, 2015

Nutramax Labs announced Thursday the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrates the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate in the management of joint health and wellness. 

January 29, 2015

Rite Aid reported a 4.8% increase in same-store sales benefiting in part from a strong flu season to date.

 

January 29, 2015

Colgate announced on Thursday during the fourth quarter it posted organic sales growth and higher profitability as new launches in the United States helped fuel volume growth.

January 29, 2015

In December, DSN hosted its 14th annual Diabetes Roundtable, this time expanding the discussion to include other chronic conditions and community pharmacy’s role in driving prevention and improved health outcomes for patients.

January 29, 2015

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

 

January 29, 2015

On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, the U.S. Senate has followed suit with a companion bill.

January 28, 2015

BareMinerals has unveiled its new Complexion Rescue, a tinted, hydrating gel cream invented by encapsulating hydrating humectants and pigment with mineral infused water to help lock in moisture upon contact with skin for hydration and rapid absorption.

January 28, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy on Tuesday earned accreditation from two important industry accrediting bodies: Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites and Accreditation Commission for Health Care.