December 18, 2012

The Vitamin Shoppe will buy a Pacific Northwest-based supplement chain, the New Jersey-based company said.

December 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug from GlaxoSmithKline for anthrax, the drug maker said.

December 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat a rare but serious endocrine disorder.

December 17, 2012

The consumer products division of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline wants its voice heard at a Food and Drug Administration hearing scheduled for next year on a section in a 2009 law to regulate tobacco products that deals with smoking-cessation products, the company said Monday.

December 17, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores recognized U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan for her continued leadership on behalf of pharmacy patient care.

December 17, 2012

What pharmacy lobbying groups and Drug Store News have been saying for a while has reached the mainstream.

December 17, 2012

Insurance coverage is a significant factor that is driving increased OTC utilization — 67% of respondents switched to an OTC once insurance coverage was suspended for a prescription formulation. According to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September, one-third of consumers reported insurance stopped covering a prescription once an OTC equivalent was available.

December 17, 2012

Target has launched new products and a co-pay assistance program for customers with diabetes, the mass merchandise retailer said.

December 14, 2012

A new survey by Wolters Kluwer Health indicated that a large majority of consumers think it's a good thing that more individuals are taking a larger and more active role in their own health care.

This should come as no surprise, as recent years have seen tremendous growth in things like electronic personal health records, mobile apps and use of social media. It also ties in with trends in the devolution of health care to the consumer level, such as retail clinics.

December 14, 2012

On Thursday, analysts and CVS Caremark executives gathered in New York City to attend the company’s annual Analyst Day meeting.

CVS Caremark has come a long away from its roots as a go-getting New England-based regional player, and the pharmacy healthcare giant continues to prove the success of its unique integrated model. The role of CVS Caremark — and community pharmacy at large — in today’s healthcare system couldn’t come at a more critical time.

December 14, 2012

CVS/pharmacy and Medicine Chest Pharmacy announced on Friday that CVS will acquire 19 Medicine Chest drug stores in Texas during the last weekend of December.

December 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new leukemia drug made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the agency said.

December 14, 2012

Diabetes patients at Kroger pharmacies who have private insurance can pay $4 for blood-glucose test strips, the supermarket operator said.

December 13, 2012

The American Telemedicine Association, the leading nonprofit membership organization for remote medical services, is working with three minority legislative caucuses to educate lawmakers and introduce model legislation for telehealth in statehouses around the country.

December 13, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and TV personality Samantha Harris have teamed up to announce the launch of "Let's Fight Holiday Fat" — a new, free online guide that provides weight maintenance support for Americans trying to squeeze in healthy eating and exercise this season.

December 13, 2012

According to a new Wolters Kluwer Health survey, 80% of consumers believe the greater "consumerization" of health care — or the trend of individuals taking a greater and more active role in their own health care — is positive for Americans.

December 12, 2012

Swiss skin drug maker Galderma Pharma will acquire another Swiss drug maker also focused on treatments for skin conditions, Galderma said.

December 12, 2012

NeoStrata, the creator of the original lunchtime glycolic acid peel, has unveiled its new Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm, which targets all visible signs of aging and rehydrates the skin at deep levels so skin looks and feels younger.

December 12, 2012

Organix-South, whose products are sold at health food stores, pharmacies, yoga studios and other outlets, has expanded its oral care line by introducing TheraNeem Naturals dental floss in mint and cinnamon flavors.

December 12, 2012

As many as 26% of consumers increased their usage of over-the-counter products in the past year, according to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September. Anticipated increases in OTC use for the upcoming year are driven by those who have already reported a rise in usage in the past year.

December 12, 2012

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Wednesday introduced Robitussin CoughCast, a new interactive tool that allows people to track cough activity in their local area.

December 12, 2012

The mail-order pharmacy business of pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics has received accreditation from the Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC, Prime said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012

Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

December 12, 2012

More than 10% of Americans consider Web-enabled, mobile health apps a part of their health care and key to living long lives, according to a new survey by a division of electronics manufacturer Philips.