September 8, 2015

The role of the pharmacist in the U.S. healthcare system has expanded beyond dispensing to include vaccinations and medication therapy management, and that role could expand further with pharmacy provider status on the horizon. 

September 8, 2015

Good Neighbor Pharmacy highlighted a lot of good news at its ThoughtSpot 2015 earlier this summer, such as how the winds of change are whipping up the need for a patient-focused pharmacy model that supports an outcomes-based patient management solution. 

September 4, 2015

Ancino this week launched its rivastigmine patch, a generic version of the Exelon patch.

September 4, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition this week came out in support of the Food and Drug Administration taking action against marketing bulk pure powdered caffeine to consumers and its issuance of warning letters to five powdered caffeine distributors.

September 4, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration this week approved expanded labeling for Janssen Biotech’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment Simponi Aria (golimumab for infusion).

September 4, 2015

The findings from a study published in this month’s issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases tout the effectiveness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), marketed as Truvada (tenofovir/embtricitabine) medication.

September 3, 2015

Bayer HealthCare on Thursday announced that it will sponsor community awareness efforts nationwide this September, in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

September 3, 2015

With consumer demand looking for a more natural approach to wellness, Nature’s Truth, the recently launched wholesale brand of Piping Rock Products, has introduced its Aromatherapy line of 15 Premium Essential Oils, to support healthy lifestyle needs.

September 3, 2015

Prescription counts decreased a little and pharmacy same-store sales were up in August, according to numbers reported by Rite Aid Thursday. 

September 3, 2015

 The drug, a biosimilar version of Amgen’s Neupogen, is the first biosimilar drug to launch in the U.S.

September 2, 2015

he campaign is being undertaken in partnership with the American Chronic Pain Association, the Pain Community, the U.S. Pain Foundation and the American Academy of Pain Management.

September 2, 2015

Sam’s Club on Wednesday announced that it will provide a fifth year of free diabetes screenings for the public.

September 2, 2015

Sandoz on Wednesday introduced rivastigmine transdermal system, a generic version of Exelon Patch1, in the United States.

September 2, 2015

Walgreens kicked off its third Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign on Wednesday. This year’s campaign promises to provide a life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at any Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic or Duane Reade until Aug. 31, 2016.

September 1, 2015

PrescribeMedicare is meant to serve as a tool for patients in 2016 when open enrollment for plan choices begins.

September 1, 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published results from a clinical trial that found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older people. 

September 1, 2015

The company said the patch is a potential solution for the 73% of migraine sufferers who experience nausea with their migraines. 

August 31, 2015

The guidance was outlined in a blog post by Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s center for drug evaluation and research, and Karen Midthum, director of the FDA’s center for biologics evaluation and research.

August 31, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Monday introduced a new performance measure initiative that examines how patient socioeconomic and demographic characteristics affect performance measures.

August 31, 2015

The combination of resources is aimed at providing diabetes patients better tools for self-management and giving healthcare providers more tools to support patients, according to the companies. 

August 28, 2015

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection.

August 28, 2015

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 28, 2015

Vermont on Friday became the last state in the nation to legalize electronic prescriptions for controlled substances — a measure that many states have adopted as a way to combat the abuse of controlled substances and prevent individuals from resorting to fraudulent paper prescriptions.

August 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co.