September 21, 2012

Solantic, the largest operator of urgent care centers in Florida, announced earlier this year that it is changing its name to CareSpot Express Healthcare and now, according to a local news report, the new signs went up this week in time for the official name change on Sept. 25.

September 20, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Acton Pharmaceuticals for asthma, the company said Thursday.

September 20, 2012

A company developing mobile medication therapy management technology got a big boost from the federal government.

September 20, 2012

A nonprofit organization that will be dedicated to representing all specialty pharmacy stakeholders and providing a voice in the specialty pharmacy industry will make its debut in October.

September 20, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

September 20, 2012

French drug maker Sanofi announced a deal with the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Thursday to develop drugs for tuberculosis.

September 20, 2012

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution naming October as National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.

September 19, 2012

Actress and Stand Up To Cancer ambassador Marg Helgenberger will appear in a new public service campaign on behalf of The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, the companies announced Wednesday.

September 19, 2012

The Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk, presented by Dulcolax, returned to Philadelphia for the fifth consecutive year to help raise funds for colon cancer research.

September 19, 2012

Helen of Troy has announced the availability of Beauty Chic, a new line of home spa products for feet, face and skin.

September 19, 2012

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to gain Food and Drug Administration approval for a new formulation of one of its drugs.

September 19, 2012

People go to doctor offices for a variety of reasons — for annual physicals, for checkups after previous appointments, to figure out why something is acting up or if they just feel sick. Whatever the reasons, most of them walk out of the office with a prescription in hand, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 19, 2012

Local programs in Wisconsin that help people living with diabetes are getting a big boost in funding from a Danish drug maker.

September 19, 2012

Procter & Gamble Company and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have kicked off the fifth annual Give Hope program and its “Do It For the Girls!” campaign designed to rally women to take control of their breast health, take action and create an early detection plan in the fight against breast cancer.

September 19, 2012

Schiff is in the process of launching its latest Move Free joint supplement — Move Free One — which combines hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin with krill oil, the source of omega-3 for its Mega Red brand.

September 19, 2012

Drug maker Vivus has released what it called the first new drug in 13 years for chronic weight management in adults.

September 18, 2012

Just days after Sanofi Pasteur's hiring of actor Chris O'Donnell as a celebrity spokesman for its flu vaccination campaign, the American Lung Association has hired actress Sarah Chalke for its campaign, for which it is also collaborating with Sanofi Pasteur.

September 18, 2012

Judging from the number of dietary supplement companies that are being snatched up by heavy-hitting suppliers in the over-the-counter space, the 5% uptick in supplement sales for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 12 is one trend that stands to continue.

September 18, 2012

In part two, DSN asks pharmacists to name their top OTC brand recommendations across 15 core product categories.

September 18, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said Tuesday.

September 18, 2012

Similasan is one homeopathic company making a move into pediatric cough/cold.

September 18, 2012

The interest in healthcare reform has reached a new high, especially in light of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, yet there's no denying that consumers are still unclear as to the impact on their personal healthcare and insurance issues. That being said, Americans see a need for change as they battle rising costs and a lack of access to care, and many are saying "aye" to healthcare reform, according to the most recent Patient Views infographic. To be specific, two-thirds of respondents say they support healthcare reform, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 18, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a new free Web-based application, MappyHealth, which utilizes Twitter to help track health concerns at the community level in real time.

September 18, 2012

Earlier this summer Hyland’s introduced its Leg Cramps Ointment to complement its line of homeopathic Leg Cramps tablets. Expect the leg cramp market to grow.