August 14, 2014

High-dose influenza vaccine is 24% more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and older against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

August 14, 2014

Beginning in August, Wegmans Food Markets is now offering an enhanced Specialty Pharmacy Service for medications used to treat conditions in the fields of rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology and dermatology.

August 13, 2014

Nordic Naturals recently announced that its Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport is now available in a liquid formulation.

August 13, 2014

The Arthritis Society has partnered with McKesson Canada's four retail banners Guardian, I.D.A., PROXIM and the Medicine Shoppe Canada pharmacies to launch an exclusive pain management program to support Canadians living with arthritis directly in their communities.

 

August 13, 2014

This year, thousands of people in communities across the country are expected to join the millions in the fight to stop diabetes by participating in the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising event.

August 13, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced it is expanding its Healthcare Clinic retail locations with entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. 

 

August 12, 2014

Kirby Lester, a pharmacy automation provider, announced that 97% of the company's KL60 and KL100 pharmacy robot users reported that the device improved their pharmacy's operations.

August 12, 2014

According to a survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, many moms feel ill-equipped to manage the discomfort that comes along with many childhood "firsts." 

August 12, 2014

Rite Aid is getting a head start on the 2014-15 cold and flu season with the announcement Tuesday that seasonal flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. 

 

August 12, 2014

In the largest study of its kind, researchers last week suggested that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

August 11, 2014

The recent release of Colgate Total’s application submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, which included 35 pages summarizing toxicology studies on triclosan, is raising some eyebrows as some are wondering if the FDA did its due diligence in approving Total 17 years ago, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

August 11, 2014

Colgate has expanded its mouthwash portfolio of products with the addition of the new Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash.

August 11, 2014

Janssen Pharmaceuticals received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Invokamet, a fixed-dose therapy that combines canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride in a single tablet.

August 11, 2014

Sanofi on Monday acquired the rights to Afrezza Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, from MannKind in a deal that could be worth as much as $925 million. 

August 8, 2014

Diplomat on Thursday announced that its president, Gary Kadlec, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. 

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

August 8, 2014

SafeHands, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer company, announced that it will offer back-to-school "buy one, get one free" coupons.

August 7, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Wednesday introduced a touch-free spray application of its Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray.

August 7, 2014

A new experimental drug to treat Ebola has been tried in the two American patients being treated in an Atlanta hospital, The New York Times reported Wednesday

August 6, 2014

ThoughtSpot 2014, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual tradeshow, concluded this weekend after four days of programming focused on helping independent pharmacies navigate industry changes caused by healthcare reform.

August 6, 2014

BD Medical, a segment of BD, on Wednesday announced the retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo, the only pen needle with patented dual front- and back-end shields that provides greater convenience and safety before and after injecting. 

August 6, 2014

The National Advertising Division on Wednesday determined that Chattem can support certain advertising claims for “Nasacort Allergy 24HR,” an over-the-counter allergy relief medication. The claims were challenged by Merck Consumer Care.

August 6, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

August 5, 2014

BioCSL on Tuesday announced that it has started shipping the seasonal influenza vaccine Afluria for the 2014-15 flu season.