October 29, 2014

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, actress and author Valerie Harper, singer/songwriter Jewel, country music singer Kellie Pickler and female NASCAR standout Mackena Bell are teaming up with the American Lung Association's Lung Force to raise awareness and funds to help confront lung cancer in women.

October 29, 2014

iHealth Lab on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch of the iHealth Edge activity and sleep tracker, which will be available for purchase on Oct. 30.

October 29, 2014

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, opened its first location in Rhode Island on Wednesday inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Woonsocket. Two more walk-in clinics will begin seeing patients Thursday in CVS/pharmacy locations in Cranston and Wakefield.

October 29, 2014

The majority of independent community pharmacists are interested in incorporating personalized medicine services into their practices, but they require further education before this is possible.

October 28, 2014

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday kicked off its annual “Double Check; Don’t Double Up” campaign.

October 28, 2014

he Food and Drug Administration last week announced approval for Obizur for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A. 

October 28, 2014

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, 2014, more than 11,000 McKesson employees at more than 170 locations across the United States will participate in the 16th Community Days program.

October 28, 2014

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient medication adherence and set a new record high in the proportion of prescriptions filled with typically lower-cost generic drugs.

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 28, 2014

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board on Tuesday announced that Hannah Peabody was selected as the 2014 PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year. 

October 28, 2014

The Retail Orphan Initiative on Tuesday hosted a webinar detailing a major charitable campaign to fight Ebola in Liberia.

October 27, 2014

Burmans, an independent community pharmacy, was announced as a winner of the Patient Safety Award at the annual Innovation Awards presented by Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare.

October 27, 2014

MinuteClinic and Lifespan have entered into a clinical collaboration agreement.

October 27, 2014

The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators on Friday highlighted the latest results achieved by Alabama's real-time, stop-sale pseudoephedrine tracking system.

October 27, 2014

Responding to the Ebola virus epidemic, the Retail Orphan Initiative on Monday announced a major campaign to help fight Ebola in Liberia. 

October 27, 2014

Rx Response moved to alert status in response to the concern about Ebola in the United States.

October 24, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the launch of TexaClear, a new liquid allergy, sinus, cough-cold and flu line, made by Texans for Texans.

October 24, 2014

In the wake of an Oct. 21 blogpost on Health Affairs, “The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D,” Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmacuetical Association, issued the following statement.

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

CVS Health and Direct Relief have teamed up to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance.

October 23, 2014

Preliminary results of an open-label trial carried Thursday in the journal of Headache and Pain reported that a single treatment with ElectroCore’s hand held non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device GammaCore, completely resolved 44.8% of migraines within 30 minutes.

October 23, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline expects to have its Ebola vaccine available by year's end.

October 23, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines, according to a NEHI white paper.

October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the importance of incorporating pharmacists into team-based care to improve patient health outcomes — a move applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores — during its Public Health Grand Rounds webcast on Tuesday.