May 16, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers about a counterfeit product represented as "ExtenZe," which is the name of an authentic dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Mylan has launched a generic treatment for muscle spasms, the company said Friday.

May 16, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly will present data from more than 30 studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago next month, the company said Monday.

May 16, 2011

Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating post-operative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction, the company said Monday.

May 16, 2011

State lawmakers in New York have introduced legislation that would require simplifying and translating medication labels and providing oral interpretation services.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for chronic hepatitis C, the agency said Friday.

May 13, 2011

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and other trade and patient advocacy groups can push generic drug usage as a way to save on medical costs, but throwing the weight of Congress behind generics gives them a bigger boost than ever.

May 13, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that it sent a letter to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in support of the administration's strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion and misuse. Last month, the administration released its report, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," detailing its policy recommendations.

May 13, 2011

Pharmacies play a critical role in emergency preparedness. That was the key message in a statement issued this week by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

May 13, 2011

More than 800 drugs are in development for diseases that affect women, according to a pharmaceutical industry lobbying group.

May 13, 2011

Diabetics that have trouble sleeping likely experience high insulin resistance and have a more difficult time controlling the disease, according to study findings published in the June issue of Diabetes Care.

May 13, 2011

Patients taking cardiovascular drugs may become less adherent if they have to see multiple physicians and make frequent trips to the pharmacy, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

May 13, 2011

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Thinksport and Livestrong have announced that Thinksport Livestrong sunscreen now is available online and in stores just in time for summer.

May 12, 2011

A consumer education campaign launched by the National Consumers League and the U.S. surgeon general has received support from the drug retailing industry.

May 12, 2011

CVS Caremark has announced that it was selected as 1-of-20 finalists for the 2011 URAC Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection.

May 12, 2011

A new congressional caucus will look for ways to educate the public and members of Congress on how to reduce the country’s healthcare costs with affordable medicines.

May 12, 2011

The Health Choices Coalition sent a letter to members of Congress, urging them to repeal legislation that limits coverage of over-the-counter medicines.

May 12, 2011

A blood pressure drug made by Swiss drug maker Novartis has won an award from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

May 12, 2011

Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical may acquire Switzerland’s Nycomed for $12 billion, according to published reports.

May 12, 2011

Diet Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea, which was co-developed by Bret Michaels through "The Celebrity Apprentice," now is available nationwide.

May 12, 2011

Patients with HIV who immediately started antiretroviral therapy significantly reduced the risk of spreading the virus to an uninfected partner, compared with those who delayed therapy, according to results of a multinational study. The study also found that antiretroviral therapy reduced the risk of transmission by 96%.

May 11, 2011

Banana Boat has teamed up with The Skin Cancer Foundation to raise funds for skin cancer education initiatives through a new Facebook promotion.

May 11, 2011

A recent Food and Drug Administration inspection prompted the recall of dietary supplements distributed by Multi-Mex Distributor, the company announced Monday. According to an FDA post, the supplements in question bore a close resemblance to antibiotics available in Mexico and may have been confusing to Hispanic consumers.