September 15, 2014

Philips Sonicare is putting its power toothbrush into the hands of children — literally — with its Philips Sonicare for Kids, designed for little ones ages 4 years and older.

September 15, 2014

Hyland’s launched Hyland’s Baby Nighttime teething tablets, a nighttime version to join its best-selling infant oral pain reliever Hyland’s Baby teething tablets in the $40 million infant oral pain segment. 

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 15, 2014

Managing such chronic conditions as diabetes has become a core competency among many retail pharmacies. It dovetails well with the retail pharmacy industry’s goal to become a destination center for patients proactively seeking to improve their health and wellness.

September 15, 2014

Rx.com Community Healthcare Network on Friday announced the release of the Care Rx application.

September 15, 2014

Sharps Compliance Corp. and MedReturn on Monday announced that they have joined forces to launch MedSafe.

September 15, 2014

Sales of the popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may get a boost if physicians begin prescribing the medicine as a prophylactic in people who don’t have diabetes. A recent study published in the diabetes journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and conducted by scientists from Cardiff University found that patients treated with metformin could live longer than people without diabetes.

September 15, 2014

According to a survey released earlier this year by the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot health ranks near the bottom on the list of body parts/functions that Americans make a concentrated effort to “take care of.”

September 15, 2014

TyraTech’s new non-pesticide homeopathic head lice treatment Vamousse will safely kill 100% of head lice and nits within 15 minutes of application, according to the company. 

September 15, 2014

Dick Tracy has nothing on the wearable gadgets under development to help people better police their diabetes. Wearable technologies in its totality — which include Google Glass and the Apple Watch — are part of a booming market that’s expected to swell to $20 billion by 2015 and is further expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40% over the next six years.

September 12, 2014

Close to 100 million wearable, remote patient-monitoring devices will ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research, boosted by growing interest and awareness about the benefits of supporting healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes.

September 12, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2014 Research and Hope Awards. 

September 12, 2014

Hispanics have taken to using supplements in greater numbers over the last five years according to "Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition."

September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 11, 2014

Alacer on Wednesday introduced four new flavors of its Emergen-C Immune+ dietary supplement, which provides immune support with a unique proprietary complex that features Wellmune WGP.

September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 11, 2014

Medivation and Astellas Pharma on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new use of Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

September 11, 2014

Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.



September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week. 

September 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the availability of the “Purple Book,” which lists biological products in much the same way that the "Orange Book" lists pharmaceuticals. 

September 10, 2014

Kmart has announced that its Kmart Pharmacy, located at 901 US 27 North, Sebring, Fla., was the subject of a data incident on or around May 27, 2012.
 


September 10, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers a means for identifying safe, legal and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. 

September 10, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.