September 25, 2012

A vast army of some 70,000 Walgreens pharmacists, technicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, and other clinicians is poised to plug some of the gaps in the nation’s overstretched healthcare system with expanded services, greater access for patients and new solutions for providers and payers in desperate need of quality, cost-effective solutions.


September 25, 2012

The generic drug user fee program may have hit a speed bump due to budget problems in Congress, according to published reports.

September 25, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has acquired rights to a drug used to treat a symptom of age-related macular degeneration, the drug maker said.

September 25, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Labs recalled two lots of a prescription painkiller due to the potential for oversized and overly potent tablets, the company said.

September 25, 2012

For the more than 100 years that Walgreens has been in operation, the company has been focused on helping its customers, communities and patients feel well. And now, it is poised to transform the traditional drug store into a health and daily living destination. 


September 25, 2012

There is no doubt about it. Pharmacy audits can be time consuming and laborious for all parties involved. And as both government and commercial money gets tighter and tighter, all of health care is searching for the most effective means to manage the financial challenges associated with doing business.

September 24, 2012

It wasn’t that long ago that the branded drug industry was seen as an unstoppable titan of American industry, churning out a steady stream of breakthrough therapies and blockbuster products. But a tsunami of expiring patents on such top selling drugs as Lipitor, Plavix and Seroquel, combined with a slowdown in research and development, flattened the growth curve in recent years and opened the door for the ascendancy of generic drugs.

September 24, 2012

As part of CVS Caremark's sponsorship of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's The Medicine Abuse Project, which aims to prevent a half-million teens from abusing medicine over the next five years, the company now is asking its customers to take the project's pledge to learn about teen medicine abuse, to safeguard medicines in the home and to talk to teens about this issue, the company announced on Monday.

September 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating a complication of a disease that results from vein blockages in the eye.

September 24, 2012

Generic drug maker Sandoz has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat hypertension.

September 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new usage for an Amgen drug, the drug maker said.

September 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a blood pressure medication made by Mylan.

September 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for motion sickness made by Mylan.

September 20, 2012

Alliance Boots, under the terms of a strategic alliance agreement signed earlier this week, announced that it will acquire a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical for a total consideration of approximately $90.7 million.

September 20, 2012

Drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic antibiotic drug, the company said Thursday.

September 20, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Acton Pharmaceuticals for asthma, the company said Thursday.

September 20, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

September 20, 2012

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution naming October as National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month.

September 19, 2012

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to gain Food and Drug Administration approval for a new formulation of one of its drugs.

September 19, 2012

People go to doctor offices for a variety of reasons — for annual physicals, for checkups after previous appointments, to figure out why something is acting up or if they just feel sick. Whatever the reasons, most of them walk out of the office with a prescription in hand, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 18, 2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said Tuesday.

September 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a disease that causes brittle nails.

September 18, 2012

A trillion of anything is difficult to wrap one’s head around, whether it’s the number of grains of sand on a beach or stars in the sky. It’s so much easier for the human mind to look at such a quantity as the sum of its parts rather than on the basis of its individual components.


September 18, 2012

The interest in healthcare reform has reached a new high, especially in light of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, yet there's no denying that consumers are still unclear as to the impact on their personal healthcare and insurance issues. That being said, Americans see a need for change as they battle rising costs and a lack of access to care, and many are saying "aye" to healthcare reform, according to the most recent Patient Views infographic. To be specific, two-thirds of respondents say they support healthcare reform, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.