November 21, 2016

Diplomat has begun dispensing Shire’s recently launched primary immunodeficiency treatment. 

November 21, 2016

The Contour Next One blood glucose smart meter can connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth to facilitate easier management within the Contour Diabetes app.

November 21, 2016

Drug Store News recently caught up with Mark Rinker, senior director of sales, North America, to discuss the changing retail pharmacy environment, and Synergy Medical’s place within it.

November 21, 2016

Just in time for open enrollment, many Medicare Part D members can now turn to Kmart Pharmacy for copays as low as $1.

November 21, 2016

Maddaluna will be succeeded by Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, effective Dec. 30. 

November 21, 2016
Among the tests available for direct ordering in Colorado and Missouri are lipid panels, STI and HIV screenings and diabetes risk and management panels.
November 21, 2016

As the head of the newly dedicated department, Jeff Schneider will be responsible for developing solutions for the new and existing long-term care customers.

November 18, 2016

The donation saw Albertsons providing staff pharmacists to administer on-site vaccines through mobile vaccine clinics for the 21 recipient organizations.

November 18, 2016

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, immunizing pharmacists now administer roughly 25% of all influenza vaccinations.

November 18, 2016
The companies said the aim of the partnership is to help pharmacies better manage Medicare patients who would benefit from pharmacist intervention. 
November 18, 2016

Nearly 250,000 free health screenings were conducted and 52,000 immunizations were administered in more than 4,600 Walmart stores last month.

November 18, 2016

The majority of Canadian consumers are in support of Shoppers Drug Mart in its quest to dispense medicinal marijuana, according to a Toronto Star poll published earlier this week. "61% said they approve of Canada’s largest pharmacy applying to become a licensed marijuana producer for the purpose of retailing medicinal weed while 30% disapprove and the remainder have no opinion either way, the new survey says," The Star reported. "However overall, 62% reported they will not change their store visitation habits if marijuana becomes available at Shoppers." (Toronto Star)

November 18, 2016
Valeant on Friday responded to charges brought against former executive Gary Tanner and Philidor CEO Andrew Davenport. 
November 17, 2016

Intarosa is a treatment for postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex, a condition known as dyspareunia and a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy. The condition is the result of a decline in estrogen levels that occurs during menopause. 

November 17, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic of Mikart’s hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets from Gavis Pharmaceuticals, Lupin’s U.S. subsidiary, the company announced Thursday. 

November 17, 2016

James Meyers joined Gilead as a regional sales director and has been the company’s SVP North American commercial operations since 2007.

November 17, 2016

The update to the paper notes that a focus on boosting adherence across pharmaceutical companies’ portfolios could bring benefits to both patients and the companies’s shareholders.

November 17, 2016

A new survey from InCrowd found that 84% of surveyed physicians in dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology and rheumatology said they expect to prescribe, will prescribe or look forward to prescribing more biosimilars in the coming three years. 

November 17, 2016

“This is a strategic relationship between the most comprehensive health care system in the region and a long-standing, trusted provider of pharmacy services throughout the community,” Baptist Health stated.

November 16, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is recommending patients with diabetes get a move on with some form of physical activity — beyond their routine workouts — every 30 minutes of every day.

November 16, 2016
The companies said their biosimilar candidate, ABP 215, is the most advanced of the four oncologic biosimilars they are developing, and they believe it’s the first submission for an Avastin biosimilar. 
 
November 16, 2016

Meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings with an accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states.

November 16, 2016

Biosimilars are expected to save the healthcare system between $44 billion and $250 billion in the next 10 years.

November 16, 2016

Sam’s Club last month hosted a health screening day specifically catering to the health needs of the women shopping the store with a “Support Her Health” screening offering.