November 21, 2011

Many so-called restricted-network Medicare Part D prescription drug plans don't give adequate pharmacy access to rural residents and are deceptively marketed to patients, the National Community Pharmacists Association said Monday.

November 21, 2011

A hand and respiratory hygiene program including frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer helped reduce illness caused by influenza A, and reduced the number of missed school days in elementary school children, according to a study in the November issue of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

November 18, 2011

Citi Investment Research & Analysis is projecting that the peak of flu season may occur beyond last season's peak of January/February, a factor that may place a negative drag on retail same-store sales results over first quarter 2012.

November 18, 2011

Catalina Health’s latest program and two previous studies illustrate the ways in which electronic health records and e-prescribing open the door for new ways to monitor medication nonadherence and, along with them, new ways to combat it.

November 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new chemotherapy drug for treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the agency said Friday.

November 18, 2011

A drug widely used to treat breast cancer is not safe or effective, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

November 18, 2011

If there are 366 million diabetics worldwide, that means that the U.S. piece of that sugar-free pie is 7.1%.

November 18, 2011

NACDS and NCPA announced that they have sent joint letters to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, encouraging the rejection of an Obama administration proposal that would “saddle Tricare beneficiaries with higher prices and penalize their utilization of community pharmacists.”

November 18, 2011

The convenient care industry continues to hit noteworthy milestones as it grows and becomes an increasingly important player within the U.S. healthcare system. And now the fellowship of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has elected its first nurse practitioner to its ranks.

November 18, 2011

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, made by Energizer Personal Care, is adding a new splash of color to the shower this spring with a hot pink handle.

November 18, 2011

The Fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on Friday elected the first nurse practitioner to its ranks: Sandra Ryan, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems chief nurse practitioner officer and clinical advocate.

November 17, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca presented an analysis Wednesday of 14 clinical trials at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla., the companies said.

November 17, 2011

CVS Caremark has appointed Kevin Murphy president for Accordant Health Services, a CVS Caremark company that provides disease management and case management services for people with rare chronic conditions.

November 17, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline announced the results from the first of eight phase-3 clinical trials that examined the efficacy of albiglutide in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

November 17, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly is donating more than $4 million to the Infectious Disease Research Institute, the company said Thursday.

November 17, 2011

The increase in the number of people with rheumatoid arthritis, and the challenges posed to drug makers by generics, is encouraging the development of new drugs for the disease, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan.

November 16, 2011

Rite Aid, UnitedHealth Group and the YMCA are partnering to offer community-based programs to combat Type 2 diabetes in the Washington, D.C., area through the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, the three companies said.

November 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare bone disease, the agency said Wednesday.

November 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new insulin-delivery system for Type 1 diabetes made by Tandem Diabetes Care, the company said Wednesday.

November 16, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic is applauding the patient-centered care delivered by practitioners across the United States and supporting their role in helping to create broader access to quality and affordable health care during National Nurse Practitioner Week that began Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 19.

November 16, 2011

When its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor loses patent protection this month, Pfizer is hoping that pharmacy benefit managers will not dispense a generic version of the drug to its customers, according to published reports.

November 15, 2011

Actavis has launched an authorized generic drug for treating pain, the company said.

November 15, 2011

Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

November 15, 2011

The generic drug lobby is stepping up its efforts to persuade the congressional super committee to avoid adopting rules that would ban some patent settlements between branded and generic drug makers.