September 9, 2013

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., joined Rite Aid chairman and CEO John Standley Monday as he announced the retail pharmacy chain's plan to place insurance agents at stores around the country to educate customers about Obamacare.

September 9, 2013

Perfecta Products on Monday announced that Walgreens will sell two of its newest products, including Zim's Arnica Max Roll-On and Zim's Max-Freeze for Feet Continuous Spray.

September 9, 2013

Theranos and Walgreens on Monday announced a long-term partnership to bring access to Theranos’ new lab testing service through Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.

September 6, 2013

Expanding pharmacists' role in Canada could reduce the burden of chronic illness on patients and save the country's healthcare system between C$1.4 billion and C$1.9 billion (US$1.34 billion-$1.83 billion) over the next three years, according to a new report released by Arthritis Consumer Experts, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Canada's single-payer healthcare system is vastly different from that of the United States, not to mention differences between the two countries in terms of laws and regulations that govern pharmacy, but the lessons from the study apply equally to both.

September 6, 2013

Targeted healthcare communications company LDM Group is adding Kmart to its network, LDM said Friday.

September 6, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday reiterated its stance on compounding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 5, 2013

Two recent developments demonstrate the complexity of the prescription drug abuse issue. Perhaps ironically, August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, while the month of September is National Pain Awareness Month.

September 5, 2013

Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. is buying U.S.-based Astex Pharmaceuticals for $886 million, Otsuka said Thursday.

September 5, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales got another boost in August, the retail pharmacy chain said.

September 5, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday posted August sales of $6.2 billion, an increase of 5.6%. Sales in comparable stores increased by 4.8% in August.

September 4, 2013

A patient-engagement and Medicare decision-making platform is now available in 500 pharmacies across the country.

September 4, 2013

Expanding the role of pharmacists in Canada is one solution that will reduce the burden of chronic illness on patients, and save the system an estimated C$1.4 billion to C$1.9 billion dollars over three years, according to a new report released by Arthritis Consumer Experts, the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart.

September 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vial size for a treatment for a rare immune system disorder.

September 3, 2013

Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.

September 3, 2013

Over the last few years, many drug makers have offered coupons and co-payment-assistance programs as a way to reduce patients' out-of-pocket spending on medications, but a new study questions whether they really reduce spending in the long run and whether they're even legal.

August 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the latest drug in BD's Simplist line, the company said Thursday.

August 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is concerned about bills in several state legislatures that seek to restrict pharmacists' ability to dispense biosimilars, according to published reports.

August 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Galderma Labs for treating a side effect of rosacea in adults, the company said.

August 27, 2013

Akorn announced its proposed acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 million in cash.

August 27, 2013

AstraZeneca has bought Maryland-based biotech company Amplimmune, the drug maker said.

August 27, 2013

Lawmakers in California have passed a bill that would restrict the use of follow-on versions of biotech drugs known as biosimilars, according to published reports.

August 26, 2013

To help battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic in the country, CVS Caremark embarked on a program whereby it tapped its extensive database to identify and halt inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs.

The reality is that drug stores have been caught in the middle of the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic, and CVS Caremark’s efforts are an example of the larger role that retail pharmacy can play.

August 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug made by Ceptaris Therapeutics for treating a type of lymphoma, the company said.

August 26, 2013

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action.