September 26, 2011

Kroger has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the grocer announced Monday.

September 26, 2011

Publix announced that it once again is offering immunizations against the flu this season.

September 26, 2011

The U.S. Senate last week adopted a resolution designating the month of October 2011 as “National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month” to raise attention to the problem of prescription medicine abuse, especially by teenagers.

September 26, 2011

With Tylenol coming back to cough-cold and analgesic aisles over the next six months, you can bet the brand will soon resume its status as the cleanup hitter for Team OTC. That not only means a reshuffling of the lineup, but the respective No. 9 hitters will be packing their bags for a trip back to the minors.

September 26, 2011

Pharmacists involved in a Wisconsin project focused on seniors' health will use a Web-based software platform to help elderly patients stick to their medication regimens.

September 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment made by Alexion Pharmaceuticals for a rare blood disorder that affects children.

September 23, 2011

Researchers have found signaling pathways in cells that may allow earlier detection and prevention of cancer in African-American women.

September 23, 2011

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, and Sanofi U.S. have announced the opening of a full-service medical center and on-site pharmacy at Sanofi’s U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J.

September 22, 2011

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease, the company said.

September 22, 2011

A new study has found that a recently approved drug for HIV produces fewer unpleasant side effects during the first three months of therapy than the standard treatment, according to published reports.

September 22, 2011

A report commissioned by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association has drawn applause from manufacturers and a retail pharmacy industry group.

September 22, 2011

Drug maker Orexigen Therapeutics said it had identified a "clear and feasible path" for the approval of its drug for treating obesity by working with the Food and Drug Administration.

September 22, 2011

Epinephrine inhalers will not be made or sold after Dec. 31, and patients using them should get new prescriptions to replace them, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

September 22, 2011

It seems that Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe caplets are making their way back to store shelves, according to published reports.

September 22, 2011

A congressman from Texas is urging the Department of Health and Human Services to reject an attempt by the Texas state government to move millions of Medicaid prescription drug beneficiaries into managed care plans.

September 22, 2011

A federal court in New Jersey has blocked an attempt by Mylan to market a generic version of a drug made by Warner Chilcott.

September 21, 2011

A study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found a link between diabetes and the development of dementia.

September 21, 2011

Last year's flu season resulted in 100 million lost work days, as well as $6.8 billion in lost wages, according to a new survey conducted by Walgreens.

September 21, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan has entered an agreement with Hoffmann La Roche concerning its version of an oral chemotherapy drug.

September 21, 2011

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles said they have found a possible link between two new drugs for Type 2 diabetes and cancers of the pancreas and thyroid, according to a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology.

September 20, 2011

Cardinal Health announced that the Cardinal Health Foundation has developed new guidelines that are designed to help pharmacists and healthcare professionals understand the steps involved in hosting medication disposal days.

September 20, 2011

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Hy-Vee's specialty pharmacy division its preferred provider of specialty pharmacy benefits for members, Hy-Vee said.

September 20, 2011

Only one stakeholder stands to gain from the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco — and that would be the new “mega PBM” the deal would create, not payers, and definitely not patients, either.

September 20, 2011

PharmaSmart unveiled its new medication therapy management software at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Boston, the blood-pressure monitor manufacturer said.