August 6, 2015

In honor of National Fresh Breath Day on Thursday, DenTek’s Orabrush mascot Morgan the Tongue offered fresh-breath advice on social media, while his friends — the dancing tongues — performed and dispensed samples in New York City.

August 6, 2015

IBM continues to beef up its Watson Health platform with latest $1 billion acquisiton.

August 6, 2015

Kmart began offering flu shots at participating Kmart Pharmacy locations for store members and customers this week.

August 6, 2015

Mylan on Wednesday announced the U.S. launch of its generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) in 20- and 40-mg dosage strengths.

August 5, 2015

Association is placing its support behind the Access To Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015, versions of which are before both the House and the Senate.

August 5, 2015

Zipdrug, which launched in July, allows users to have their prescriptions delivered on-demand within an hour. 

August 5, 2015
Par Pharmaceutical announced Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration had granted final approval of the company’s generic version of Sodium Edecrin (ethacrynate sodium) for injection.
August 5, 2015

 Data recently presented at t AADE15 suggests that people with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar and benefit from following a structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose schedule even if they don’t require insulin.

August 4, 2015

Armada Health Care on Tuesday announced a partnership with the clinical pharmacy services unit at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to work on its ArmadaOne specialty pharmacy platform. 

August 4, 2015

CVS Health's implementation of Specialty Connect had a greater effect on revenues than prescription volumes.

August 4, 2015

As much as $91 million of revenue from new drugs helped drive a 49% increase in sales and a 19% increase in prescriptions dispensed through Diplomat. 

August 4, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ Spritam (levetiracetam), an epilepsy treatment that is the first FDA-approved drug that uses 3D printing technology. 
August 4, 2015

More than 28% of those surveyed fill 20 or more prescriptions per year but only half of those know about prescription savings cards. 

August 3, 2015

Executive director Mindy Smith is departing the American Pharmacists Association Foundation for PrescribeWellness. 

August 3, 2015

Healthcare technology company PerceptiMed announced in mid-July the appointment of the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Richard Carmona, to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1.

August 3, 2015

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week released a progress report urging state and federal regulation for the thousands of websites that illegally distribute medications.

August 3, 2015

The metrics BodiMetrics track include an EKG, pulse rate, blood oxygination, systolic blood pressure and temperature. 

August 3, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on Monday announced that it will buy a 51% equity share of Immuneering Corp., a genomic-analysis company.

August 2, 2015

The common saying goes what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — but that’s not true if you’re coming back from Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot 2015 annual meeting. For them, what happened this year in Vegas will help enhance their pharmacy operations for years to come. Drug Store News, with the help of AmerisourceBergen’s top brass, identified the three ThoughtSpot takeaways Good Neighbor Pharmacy owners will be implementing on the Monday they’re back from the show.

July 31, 2015

Brush Buddies, a provider of educational oral care products, launched the Soniclean Pro One on Tuesday.

July 31, 2015

Vaccination against human papillomavirus continues to lag among adolescents, according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2014 report, issued Wednesday.

July 31, 2015

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment rosacea.

July 31, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores commented on the proposed regulations on the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, urging "to maintain the strong link between Medicaid patients and community pharmacies and the valuable services that these pharmacies provide."

July 31, 2015

In late July, the Government Accountability Office released a report on how the lack of effective communications between the Drug Enforcement Agency and both pharmaceutical distributors and chain pharmacy headquarters has impacted legitimate access to pain medicines. "The agency’s report further validates the need for bipartisan, bicameral legislation," according to NACDS.