April 25, 2011

The Midwest is known for flat landscapes and fertile farm fields stretching to the horizon, but it also is home to one of the country’s oldest and most successful mass merchandise chains — one with a long history of strong emphasis on pharmacy programs.


Where a growing number of chains have adopted generic discount programs, Meijer has taken to giving many drugs away for free. The list of medications that customers can obtain at no charge now includes metformin for Type 2 diabetes, prenatal vitamins and most antibiotics.


April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a diabetes drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, according to published reports.

March 15, 2011

While several drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes are on the market, researchers have found that the best first-line option is metformin.

March 7, 2011

Regional operator Giant Eagle always has pushed the envelope with new store concepts, as evidenced by its high-end Market District grocery brand and Giant Eagle Express, a convenience store/gas station replete with a wide offering of food items and a full-service, drive-through pharmacy.

February 23, 2011

The makers behind a popular Type 2 diabetes treatment have included data from two clinical studies in an update to the drug's prescribing information.

January 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes made by Merck, the drug maker said Tuesday.

January 7, 2011

A new oral treatment for Type 2 diabetes hit the shelves Friday.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Fera Pharmaceuticals has recently launched two new topical ointments. The New York-based company has developed Ilotycin (erythromycin) and Garamycin (gentamicin) ophthalmic ointments, both for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. “Our goal is simple: to keep more quality healthcare choices alive for the people who need them,” company co-founder Frank DellaFera said.


December 2, 2010

A growing drug-treated population will cause the Type 2 diabetes drug market in China to increase to $2.5 billion by 2014 ...

November 7, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first and only once-a-day metformin extended-release plus dipeptidyl...

October 31, 2010

Supermarket chain Stater Bros. will mark National Diabetes Awareness Month by offering free diabetes drugs...

October 27, 2010

An insurance company and a patient assistance program have joined forces to improve medication adherence...

October 27, 2010

Many Type 2 diabetes patients who use the drug Onglyza (saxagliptin) switched to that drug...

September 23, 2010

An investigational diabetes drug works as well as a generic already on the market, according...

September 19, 2010

An injected insulin made by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis provided further reduction of blood sugar...

July 20, 2010

A Chinese drug maker has had three of its drugs included in the country’s list...

June 27, 2010

A recently approved drug for Type 2 diabetes made by Novo Nordisk worked better than...

June 21, 2010

An investigational drug used by Type 2 diabetes treatment-naive adult patients showed statistically significant reductions...

June 6, 2010

In the world of retailing, nothing speaks to consumers quite so loudly and clearly as...

May 20, 2010

More and more, the local food-drug supermarket-pharmacy combo is on the front line of the...

May 20, 2010

A commonly prescribed diabetes drug may cause a vitamin deficiency over time, a new study...

May 16, 2010

Northeastern supermarket chain Price Chopper has launched a diabetes management program designed to increase patients’...

March 18, 2010

Offering free metformin to diabetes patients in the deep South is a lot like setting...

March 16, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application for a combination pill for...