July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

NeuroMetrix on Tuesday announced that its wearable technology for treatment of chronic pain received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use.

July 7, 2014

The American Diabetes Association on Monday announced its collaboration with Walgreens, a national strategic partner of the association, and the Balance Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

July 7, 2014

Cardinal Health recently introduced a legislative toolkit that makes it easy for community pharmacists to share their views about policies affecting the pharmacy industry.

July 7, 2014

The theme for this year’s Cardinal Health RBC 2014 is “Leading Change.” For community pharmacists, that means playing a more active role in patient care. And Cardinal Health has a suite of services to help community pharmacists take the next step in making a difference in their patients’ lives — the Cardinal Health Adherence Suite.

July 7, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has replaced certain single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products with the tamper-resistant PSE product, Zephrex-D, in all of its West Virginia stores, as well as stores in nearby states that are located within 15 miles of West Virginia's border, including Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

July 7, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this fall will launch a consumer outreach campaign Sept. 15 through Oct. 6 to raise awareness around the national Blue Button Initiative, a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

July 7, 2014

Community pharmacists play a vital role in helping patients live healthier lives, as well as in improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. That’s a key message that community pharmacists will convey during the upcoming Health on the National Mall event.

July 7, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Psi Bands on Monday formed a charitable partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides help to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

July 7, 2014

Drug Store News recently sat down with Alcon’s Mike McAvoy, head of OTC sales, to discuss opportunities in eye-care.

July 7, 2014

Nearly 8,000 attendees will converge in Washington, D.C., in July for Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference, which provides independent pharmacists and pharmacy franchise owners an opportunity to network with and learn from peers, as well as gain new insights into improving business effectiveness and efficiency.

July 7, 2014

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to recommend that healthy children between the ages of 2 years and 8 years be inoculated with a live attenuated influenza vaccine like FluMist, as opposed to the traditional flu shot. 

July 7, 2014

Depilatory brand Veet has announced the launch of its new Veet Infini'Silk line — the brand's first Pulsed Light FDA-cleared permanent hair reduction devices.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced approval for Beleodaq (belinostat) for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

July 3, 2014

Impax Labs on Wednesday announced that it has acquired from Actavis two generic products for cash consideration. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

July 3, 2014

Novartis on Wednesday announced that it has begun shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccines to customers in the U.S. market for the 2014-2015 season.

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).

 

July 3, 2014

Rite Aid realized a 3.9% same-store sales increase for the four weeks ended June 28, the company reported Thursday. 

July 3, 2014

A study published Tuesday online by the journal Pediatrics found that the protective benefits provided by vaccines for children significantly outweighed the extremely rare possiblity of an adverse event.

July 3, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported June sales of $6.3 billion, an increase of 8.9% as compared to the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

July 2, 2014

Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, on Tuesday announced that he will step down as CEO, effective July 31, 2014, to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area.

July 2, 2014

Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 — many more in some states than in others — according to a Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlights the danger of overdose.