July 28, 2011

AARP magazine last week identified the top 10 retirement destinations, which potentially could be growth opportunities for pharmacy, that offer comfortably affordable lifestyles for seniors.

July 28, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has created two new scholarships that will be presented at the APhA’s annual gathering next year.

July 28, 2011

Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., last week introduced the Medical Flexible Spending Account Improvement Act (S. 1404), a bill that would allow consumers to pay taxes on and withdraw any remaining funds in their employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts.

July 28, 2011

Biogen Idec has expanded its online resource for patients living with multiple sclerosis to include new resources and support programs.

July 28, 2011

Bause’s Super Drug Store is anticipating filling it’s 1-millionth new prescription in the coming months and is preparing to celebrate the event in grand manner, the Philadelphia-area independent pharmacy announced Tuesday.

July 28, 2011

Drug makers Eli Lilly, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Alkermes are giving their long-acting form of an injected drug for Type 2 diabetes another try at the Food and Drug Administration.

July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

July 28, 2011

The Hepatitis Education Awareness and Liver Support of the South is advocating for awareness about hepatitis and the importance of Medicare Part D as part of World Hepatitis Day, the organization said Thursday.

July 28, 2011

Henry Ford Health System is working to increase its capacity to serve patients in metropolitan Detroit through a new collaborative effort with CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic.

July 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday that it submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which held a hearing Thursday titled "FDA User Fees: Advancing Public Health," outlining community pharmacy's commitment to addressing drug safety and the appropriate use of prescription medications to help improve patient health.

July 28, 2011

Pfizer has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of pain treatments.

July 28, 2011

Rite Aid’s same-store sales increased by 1.9% in July, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

July 28, 2011

The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

July 28, 2011

Almost half of all smokers try and fail to quit their addiction to nicotine products each year, according to a study released Wednesday.

July 28, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced plans for new dosing instructions, lowering the maximum daily dose for single-ingredient Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) products sold in the United States from eight pills per day (4,000 mg) to six pills per day (3,000 mg).

July 28, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a contraceptive made by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Watson said Thursday.

July 28, 2011

WellSpan Health is planning to open this fall three CareExpress walk-in health clinics in York County, Pa., of which two clinics will be located inside Giant Food Stores.

July 27, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is producing savings for state Medicaid programs that take advantage of a provision equalizing drug rebates between managed care and fee-for-service programs, according to a fact sheet released Tuesday by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans.

July 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the keynote address at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry on Oct. 20 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

July 27, 2011

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced that amid the retirement of one of its executives, the company has reorganized its national operations to meet the regional needs of its customers.

July 27, 2011

Eli Lilly has launched its physician payment registry, a website that enables visitors to search payments to individual U.S.-based physicians and the institutions or research organizations that receive payments on behalf of a physician.

July 27, 2011

Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons has been appointed to Magellan Health Services’ board of directors, Magellan said.

July 27, 2011

Generic drug maker Perrigo has closed its purchase of Paddock Labs, the company said Tuesday.

July 27, 2011

Publix will offer free diabetes screenings at more than 800 Publix stores this year, the grocer announced Wednesday.