February 6, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline officially launched its Flonase allergy relief onto nonprescription shelves.

February 6, 2015

The pharma industry praised outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg and welcomed Stephen Ostroff, who will assume the role of acting commissioner.

February 6, 2015

Prestige Brands will be resuming healthcare professional marketing programs in support of its Monistat vaginal treatments.

February 5, 2015

In light of the renewed discussions on the efficacy and safety of childhood vaccinations, The American Pharmacists Association issued a statement on the important role childhood and lifespan vaccinations play in protecting personal and public health.

February 5, 2015

CareCam Health Systems is looking to revolutionize chronic care management and improve health outcomes with its patient-driven software solution that goes above and beyond teleheath to leverage the power of behavioral science, mobile technology and video. Enter vHealth.

February 5, 2015

HDMA recognized four members of Congress with the Association’s Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award.

February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 5, 2015

Merck earlier this week announced that Belsomra (suvorexant) is now available at pharmacies in the United States for the treatment of insomnia.

February 5, 2015

The National Sleep Foundation recently issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. 

February 5, 2015

The Venezeulan government has continued its crackdown on retail in the country for allegedly hoarding products.

February 5, 2015

Generic drug prices are going up. Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

February 5, 2015

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so ... 19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope.

February 5, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

February 5, 2015

The Walgreens API team announced the availability of the Healthcare Clinic Scheduler Application Program Interface.

 

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 4, 2015

AmerisourceBergen announced that Robert Mauch has been promoted to EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid has announced that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These mark the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid heralded the introduction of RediClinic into its Philadelphia marketplace.

February 3, 2015

Much of the mobile app experience happens in the comfortable, unrushed environment of the home, with 85% of shoppers preferring to shop there via mobile.

February 3, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the cough-cold categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

February 3, 2015

According to recent research, as many as 86% of independent pharmacies surveyed noted that their front-of-store was growing or holding steady, compared with 73% of independent pharmacists surveyed in previous HDMA-supported research. 

February 3, 2015

TempTraq, powered by Blue Spark Technologies, recently created a wireless, wearable, intelligent Bluetooth thermometer in the form of a soft comfortable patch. It continuously monitors body temperature for 24 hours and sends alerts to mobile devices through a specially designed, free downloadable app.