September 28, 2015

Now in its fifth year, Walgreens and HHS have provided for $40 million in flu vouchers to date. 

September 25, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Both Tresiba and Ryzodeg are manufactured by Novo Nordisk.

September 25, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a letter to the editor in response to a Sept. 5 article in The Washington Post about efforts to improve medication adherence through research and patient-focused strategies.

September 25, 2015

Learning together with other health professionals might become more mainstream for pharmacists, according to a report published Friday by the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative.

September 25, 2015

Health benefit plan cost trend rates for 2016 will increase for most medical plan options and increase substantially for prescription drug coverage to double-digit rates, according to forecasts compiled in the 2016 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal’s nineteenth annual survey of health plan cost trends. Trend is the forecast of annual gross per capita claims cost increases.

September 25, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gecko Health Innovations, which focuses on developing software and product solutions to aid in compliance and adherence improvement in the management of respiratory diseases.

September 24, 2015

CVS Health has committed $10 million to SU2C over three years, supported by an annual in-store campaign. 

September 24, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its generic of AstraZeneca’s Prilosec (omeprazole) delayed-release capsules. 

September 24, 2015

Software solutions company RxNT and FlavoRx announced Thursday a streamlined way for prescribers and patients to get flavored pediatric medications, potentially boosting adherence.

September 24, 2015

The Mondelēz International Foundation announced Thursday a new push for wellness in Mexico, the U.S. and South Africa.

September 24, 2015

Homeopathic formulas are altering the way consumers view the external analgesics market.

September 24, 2015

The discount program’s website provides members online tools for finding participating pharmacies, as well as drug prices and availability. 

September 24, 2015

HealthDay is reporting on a new study in Spain that shows the impact timing of a patient’s high blood pressure meds can have on whether or not they develop Type 2 diabetes. Findings point to the fact that taking medication at bedtime could reduce the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50%. 

September 24, 2015

Despite the industry saying that at-home tooth whitening is perfectly safe, consumers still tend to be wary.

September 23, 2015

As both the Butte and Valley Fire raged in northern California, the state’s board of pharmacy held an emergency meeting to ensure that those affected by the blazes have access to medications.

September 23, 2015

The launch comes after Camber’s parent company, Hetero Labs received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

September 23, 2015

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.

September 23, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced the approval of Taiho Oncology’s Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil).

September 23, 2015

New Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are the first over-the-counter, non-absorbent internal product designed for the temporary management of stress urinary incontinence.

September 23, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is committed to bringing a range of exciting new Centrum multivitamin formulas to market that seamlessly fit into Americans’ everyday lives, the company said.

September 22, 2015

Including local associates, their families, friends and other partners, Kroger expects nearly 7,000 to participate in this one-of-a-kind event.

September 22, 2015

According to the World Health Organization Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, there have been notable declines in neonatal mortality over the past 50 years.

September 22, 2015

Perrigo received Food and Drug Administration approval for a therapeutic equivalent to Valeant’s BenzaClin acne treatment. 

September 22, 2015

According to Protein Sciences, Flublok is the only flu vaccine that is free of formaldehyde, antibiotics, gluten, gelatin, egg protein, latex, thimerosal and other preservatives.