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.

July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

July 27, 2011

Wolters Kluwer will sell its pharma-related business, the market research firm said Wednesday.

July 26, 2011

As a relatively new facet of the pharmacy profession, specialty pharmacy is constantly developing, prompting the leader of one provider to go online to keep patients and physicians up to date.

July 26, 2011

McNeil Consumer on Tuesday announced a partnership with 12-time Olympic medalist, best-selling author and mother Dara Torres, who will serve as a brand ambassador for the external analgesic Bengay.

July 26, 2011

The branded drugs division of Impax Labs has finished enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a drug for Parkinson’s disease.

July 26, 2011

Generic drug maker Lupin is seeking approval for a generic version of a contraceptive made by Warner Chilcott, according to published reports.

July 26, 2011

Second-quarter net revenue increased to 2.34 billion pounds ($3.83 billion) for Reckitt Benckiser, the company announced in an earnings statement Monday.

July 26, 2011

Chickenpox is the scourge of many a schoolchild and usually a convenient, if itchy and feverish, reason to stay home for several days, but it also has been fatal for many who catch it — until recently.

July 26, 2011

Healthcare technology company Supplylogix has signed an agreement with an unnamed healthcare provider in the Midwest to provide pharmaceutical inventory management and demand forecasting.

July 26, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is reapplying for approval of two drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes after the Food and Drug Administration turned down its last applications, the company said.

July 26, 2011

Target opened on Monday three new retail-based health clinics in the Twin Cities as part of its expansion plan announced earlier this year.

July 26, 2011

Israeli generic drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries got a big boost in sales and profits during second quarter 2011, according to a financial report released Tuesday.

July 26, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals had sales of $1.1 billion during second quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said.

July 25, 2011

Access Community Health Network and Walgreens have extended their relationship to co-develop an integrated program to provide accessible preventive and primary health care for underserved populations, Access said Monday.