July 31, 2012

A drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca improved several measures of blood-sugar control in Type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

July 31, 2012

Surescripts on Tuesday announced that Minnesota achieved the highest rate of e-prescribing use in the nation during 2011 to capture the No. 1 ranking in its seventh annual Safe-Rx Awards.

July 30, 2012

Why is the news that CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has teamed up with the National Association of Community Health Centers important? $300 billion a year and an alarming rise in the number of Americans suffering from chronic diseases. That’s why.

July 30, 2012

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extending health insurance to some 30 million Americans amid an already fragile primary care network, retail-based health clinics are likely to see an influx of patients turning to them for healthcare services.

July 30, 2012

UltiMed’s UltiCare Micro 4mm x 32G pen needle is its shortest, thinnest pen needle, according to the company, which also said the needle provides a more comfortable injection for patients living with diabetes.

July 30, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has joined the new, professional networking website Generation NP, an online community for practicing nurse practitioners.


July 30, 2012

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are offering a flu shot voucher program in August as part of CVS/pharmacy's Project Health free screening events.

July 30, 2012

While most people treat nasal allergy symptoms, they often ignore their itchy, red, watery eyes. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 40 million Americans have indoor/outdoor allergies as their primary allergy, and approximately 4% of allergy sufferers have eye allergies as their primary allergy. 


Already with a strong pedigree across eye care and ear care, Similasan recently launched its Kids Irritated Eye Relief for multisymptom relief from redness, burning, stinging and grittiness.

July 30, 2012

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

July 30, 2012

A provider of specialty pharmacy services to clients with chronic illnesses who need clotting factor, IVIg and other specialty pharmacy medications has been awarded specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

July 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson Pharmaceuticals’ Next Choice One Dose (levonorgestrel) tablets in the 1.5-mg strength.

July 30, 2012

Drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical has resubmitted regulatory approval applications for two drugs designed to treat diabetes, the company said.

July 30, 2012

If you're a student of pharmacy today, this is what you have to look forward to in the retail pharmacy setting: working with local, state and national health departments on creating market-driven disease state management programs; actually practicing what your professors have been preaching over the past six years; applying patient management skills over prescription adjudication skills; and making a real difference in your patients' lives.

July 30, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on a drug for acne and a drug for bronchospasm, the company said Monday.

July 27, 2012

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts is recommending the approval of a drug made by Genentech for diabetic macular edema, the company said.

July 27, 2012

The Florida Pharmacy Association, together with a group of Medicaid patients, independent pharmacies and pharmacists from all over Florida, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Leon County Circuit Court against the Agency for Health Care Administration to seek to restore patient access to qualified Medicaid pharmacy providers.

July 27, 2012

MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia, is gearing up for the back-to-school season by reminding parents that it is a one-stop location where students can get their required vaccinations and sports and college physicals as four states issue new immunization mandates.

July 26, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association has a new president-elect, the group said Thursday.

July 26, 2012

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its generic version of an epilepsy treatment.

July 25, 2012

A division of Becton, Dickinson and Co. has introduced a thin-walled needle for injecting highly viscous drug formulations.

July 25, 2012

MinuteClinic has entered into a clinical affiliation with the UCLA Health System to enhance patient access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services in Los Angeles County.

July 24, 2012

A district court ruled in favor of Pfizer and Northwestern University in a patent infringement case relating to Lyrica (pregabalin).

July 24, 2012

Significant product recalls and the ongoing recession have driven consumer behavior change in the OTC aisle, according to a new report published Tuesday by Kline.

July 24, 2012

An experimental drug under development by Pfizer and a unit of Johnson & Johnson does not appear effective in Alzheimer's disease patients who carry a certain genotype, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced by Pfizer on Tuesday.