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.

August 27, 2015

The affiliation encourages collaboration between the health care providers and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen at MinuteClinic locations. 

August 27, 2015

Aurobindo Pharma Limited announced Thursday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its entecavir tablets in 0.5- and 1-mg dosage strengths. 

August 26, 2015

Medication adherence solutions company e-pill announced Wednesday that it had started selling its MedTime Plus Medication Reminder and Dispensing system.

August 26, 2015

Although 94% of consumers say that some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu, about 41% typically do not get a flu shot, according to a new online survey of Kmart shoppers.

August 26, 2015

See some of the biggest innovations in pharmacy technology from the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo. 

August 26, 2015

NutriForward on Wednesday introduced its new dietary ingredient RiduZone, a naturally occurring appetite regulator that it says supports healthy weight, appetite, body-fat composition and cholesterol levels in adults

August 26, 2015

Sermo, a social network for physicians, announced Wednesday that 69% of doctors think parents are either completely or mostly to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic.

August 26, 2015

Based on prescriptions filled, taking 75 mg to 150 mg of aspirin continuously for five years or longer was associated with a 27% reduced risk for colorectal cancer.

August 25, 2015

Glucose monitoring device company Dexcom announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.

August 25, 2015

The drug can be used in children 1 year of age and older with ITP who have not had a sufficient response to a splenectomy, immunoglobulins or corticosteroids.

August 25, 2015

Galderma Laboratories on Tuesday announced that its Benzac Intensive Spot Treatment had been named HEALTH Magazine’s best acne treatment at the magazine’s annual Beauty Awards. 

August 24, 2015

About 37% of the more than 2,000 respondents said that they had missed a life event because they had flu-like symptoms — either friendly get-togethers, family gatherings or work.