September 16, 2011

A drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly showed "meaningful and durable" reductions in blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial presented Friday at a conference in Europe.

September 16, 2011

A diabetes drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca significantly reduced Type 2 diabetes patients' blood-sugar levels, compared with placebo, when added to insulin, according to results of a new study.

September 16, 2011

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 115 people ages 18 years and younger died from influenza-related causes between September 2010 and August 2011.

September 16, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts will provide services for patients using a drug to manage a debilitating side effect of many anti-cancer treatments, ESI said.

September 16, 2011

The vast majority of pharmaceutical overdoses in children that resulted in a trip to the emergency room resulted from self-ingestion, according to a study released Friday.

September 16, 2011

Walgreens on Friday spoke of the breadth of programs the chain has developed, many in partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center, to assist people with diabetes in living more healthily, at the 2011 Joslin Diabetes Roundtable held in Boston.

September 15, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline is making a donation that it said would give more than 10,000 girls and women access to human papillomavirus vaccination.

September 15, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline and Amicus Therapeutics have started a late-stage clinical trial for a drug to treat a rare genetic disorder, the companies said.

September 15, 2011

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently acquired the Monistat North American brand portfolio from McNeil and is establishing itself as the premier distributor of women's health over-the-counter products.

September 15, 2011

A value-based benefits project saved a group of employers in Kansas City, Mo., nearly $11 million in direct healthcare costs.

September 15, 2011

LifeScan on Thursday kicked off the global launch of its new blood-glucose monitoring device specifically designed to make self-monitoring simple.

September 15, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for epilepsy made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said.

September 15, 2011

Without magnesium, calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, according to a meta-analysis recently conducted by Carolyn Dean, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

September 15, 2011

Rite Aid is teaming up with OptumHealth to become the first to provide "virtual clinics" in a retail pharmacy setting.

September 14, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has praised a review article published in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine, which stated that community pharmacists figure prominently in the successful management of cardiovascular disease risk factors in outpatients, such as reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol.

September 14, 2011

A recent federal court ruling could have big implications for compounding pharmacies.

September 14, 2011

The diabetes epidemic continues to grow at a rapid pace, according to Diabetes Atlas figures released by the International Diabetes Federation.

September 14, 2011

Attacks on a human papillomavirus vaccine made amid an increasingly caustic Republican presidential primary battle have drawn a response from the manufacturer.

September 14, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association has appointed Stacia Spridgen as director of its federal pharmacy program, the group said Wednesday.

September 14, 2011

My Girls Cream (formerly known as My Girls Radiation Cream) is now available at select pharmacies, oncology boutiques and post-surgery specialty retailers, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

September 14, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday sent letters to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., applauding their sponsorship of companion legislation that seeks to preserve pharmacy choice for patients.

September 14, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday expressed its concerns over track-and-trace systems in its comments submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, “Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.”

September 14, 2011

As part of the launch of the Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts campaign on Tuesday, HHS identified several key association partners, including the National Community Pharmacist Association and the American Pharmacists Association.

September 14, 2011

Customers with diabetes at Rite Aid locations in New York and Washington will have access to patient education and support from trained pharmacists to help them better control their disease, the retail pharmacy chain said.