December 4, 2015

Attendees can get a first-hand look at a number of solutions designed to address top pharmacy challenges, including McKesson Health Systems, McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation and Parata. 

December 4, 2015

With the presidential election in 2016, access to health care and cost of medications are some of the most hotly debated topics. For people living with diabetes, navigating this complex landscape can be a hurdle in their diabetes management.

December 4, 2015

In the letter NACDS sent to all U.S. Senators earlier this week, the association cited the differences in active ingredients in drugs from other countries, as well as different shapes, sizes and colors, which can cause confusion for patients and healthcare professionals.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

Montelukast sodium — a generic version of Singulair — is meant to treat allergies and prevent asthma attacks. 

December 3, 2015

The drug, which is indicated to treat osteoporosis, will be available in 5-, 30- and 35-mg dosage strengths. 

December 2, 2015

The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. In Michigan this year, more than 61,000 employees filled out surveys.  

December 2, 2015

First introduced by DSN and higi in June, the online series of fitness-tracking competitions rewards pharmacists for modeling healthy behavior for their patients, by logging the most miles in a given challenge period.

December 2, 2015

One major study cited by American Nurse Today found incorrect dosing accounted for 42% of adverse reactions while genetic factors caused approximately 50%. 

December 2, 2015

The Harris Poll of more than 2,000 people found that many prefer to pick up their prescriptions at chain drug stores and their OTC products at discounters. 

December 2, 2015

Inquisitr is reporting that a team of medical researchers may have found an off-label use for metformin. According to the research, the drug, which is used to treat people with Type 2 diabetes, can extend a person’s lifespan to 120 years. The researchers are ready to test whether they can replicate in humans the same results they obtained in animal tests, with a 3,000-person study in the works for 2016. (Inquisitr)

December 2, 2015

Rite Aid's Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete a personal immunization evaluation, is an additional resource for people to further review immunization recommendations.

December 1, 2015

Cozaar, sold by Merck, is indicated to treat high blood pressure. 

December 1, 2015

Imprimis will offer a compounded oral combination of pyrimethamine and leucovorin for $1 per capsule for patients whose benefits are managed by Express Scripts. 

December 1, 2015

Publix expanded its free offerings to include 90-day prescriptions of three commonly prescribed medicines. 

December 1, 2015

The two new 32- and 24-count packs packages contain blister packs with individually perforated tablet blisters and individual tablet printing on the backing foil. Both also come with an extended shelf life of up to three years.

December 1, 2015

Walgreens has begun its same-day service powered by Deliv with 67 stores in the Dallas area.

November 30, 2015

Takeda’s Ninlaro is a treatment for patients with multiple myeloma who have had at least one prior therapy. 

November 30, 2015

Approximately 35% received the flu shot at a doctor’s office, followed by 27% who received it at a pharmacy. 

November 30, 2015

The six-month pilot program included 270 HealthPartners members who had a diagnosis of hypertension and a prescription for medication to lower blood pressure at a Sterling pharmacy. 

November 30, 2015

The pilot’s findings come at a time when the CDC noted that 1-in-3 primary care physicians and nurse practitioners do not know what PrEP is despite the promise it has shown to prevent HIV among high-risk groups. 

November 30, 2015

For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country.

November 25, 2015

Aurobindo’s sildenafil tablets are a generic version of Pfizer’s Revatio, which treats pulmonary arterial hypertension. 

November 25, 2015

Despite pre-exposure prophylaxis pills’ efficacy in preventing HIV that’s transmitted sexually or through use of injected drugs, only one-in-three primary care physicians and nurses have heard of it.