August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week delivered a letter to the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules opposing an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services proposal to sharply decrease Medicaid reimbursements and “slow-walk” reimbursement payments.

August 22, 2011

Prasco will market an authorized generic drug for urinary tract infections under an agreement with Shionogi, the company said Monday.

August 22, 2011

Flu shots are available at every Rite Aid store around the country, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday launched Simplify My Meds, an innovative adherence program that provides pharmacists with the tools to help coordinate patients’ prescription refills to a single day of the month, for its independent community pharmacy members.

August 22, 2011

A new Snapple flavor is making its way to participating retailers nationwide next month.

August 22, 2011

The other side of the retail clinic phenomenon is urgent care, which also is growing as the need for alternative sites of care becomes more apparent, and providers look to fill the gaps in health care. This is why it is important to note the news of Solantic’s expansion plans.

August 19, 2011

A new study published in the Annals of Oncology found that a certain breast cancer drug may pose an increased risk of heart problems in elderly patients with a history of heart disease and/or diabetes.

August 19, 2011

Express Scripts is readying for a pharmacy network without Walgreens, according to an analyst report published Thursday.

August 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new biotech drug for treating two types of lymphoma, the agency said Friday.

August 19, 2011

Canada-based drug store chain Loblaw has extended its Get Checked Now diabetes program, the company announced Thursday.

August 19, 2011

NexMed USA on Thursday received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market the company's first over-the-counter antifungal drug, Tolnaftate-D.

August 19, 2011

Asteres, a provider of 24/7 automated pharmacy kiosks, earlier this week announced that Guthrie Health is the first hospital pharmacy to offer OTC products in addition to prescriptions at their ScriptCenter kiosk.

August 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a new drug for neuromuscular disorders, the company said.

August 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Sandoz is suing Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk over a generic version of a drug used to treat diabetes, according to published reports.

August 19, 2011

Americans that suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension are at risk of developing a common type of glaucoma, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

August 19, 2011

Researchers in Finland said they have confirmed a link between Type 2 diabetes and pesticides known as persistent organic pollutants, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care.

August 18, 2011

Pharmacist Edward Spearbeck, 78, passed on Aug. 14, according to a report in the Washington Post published Thursday.

August 18, 2011

Forces of Nature on Wednesday introduced its brand called Control, featuring 14 USDA-certified organic and Food and Drug Administration-registered topical medicines that target seven hard-to-treat conditions, including acne, herpes cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus) and scars.

August 18, 2011

The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour recently offered free health screenings at the 7th Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair, hosted by Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., earlier this month.

August 18, 2011

With the global biosimilars market expected to expand nearly sixfold by the middle of the decade, market research firm IMS Health is launching a market-measurement tool for drug makers interested in getting into the space, the company said.

August 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson has launched several new tools on a website aimed at ensuring patients with pain get the drugs they need while staying safe.

August 18, 2011

Prescription drug costs “cannot be viewed in a vacuum” and pharmacist-provided medication therapy management and counseling must be considered in any comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association urged in a joint statement issued on Thursday amid the release of two studies on medication adherence.

August 18, 2011

Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

August 18, 2011

A provider of urgent care, wellness and employer health services throughout Florida is planning to offer more than 50 jobs statewide.