October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 7, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new PhRMA report.

 

October 6, 2014

Seven influenza vaccine manufacturers projected that as many as 151 million to 159 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for use in the United States.

October 6, 2014

Specialty drug spending continues to rise and is predicted to grow by more than 16% annually from 2015 to 2018. CVS Health researchers examine the reasons for such dramatic increases in spending and discuss tools to help manage these escalating costs.

October 2, 2014

CVS Health Research Institute published a new Insights Report that reviews the company's key research findings on medication adherence and lays out its goal to increase adherence.

September 29, 2014

According to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters BioWorld, currently there are 700 follow-on biologics therapies moving through pipelines with many already approved.

September 24, 2014

As the nation continues to move slowly toward economic improvement, stores and online retail outlets should expect to see an uptick in holiday sales this year, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast. 

September 24, 2014

Want satisfied pharmacy customers? Ensure that they have direct interaction and collaboration with pharmacists and implement an in-store clinic or wellness center. 

 

September 24, 2014

After several challenging years, exacerbated by the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the rate of independent pharmacy closures has calmed.

September 23, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for all people ages 6 months and older.

September 22, 2014

Black consumers may under-index when it comes to facial anti-aging products, but the opposite is true when it comes to trying anti-aging hair products, according to new research from Mintel.

September 22, 2014

Online retailers are prioritizing immediate investments in customer-facing tactics such as price, marketing and customer service over strategic infrastructure for the 2014 holiday season. 

September 18, 2014

Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy adults ages 18 years to 64 years has yet to top 40%.

 

September 17, 2014

An analysis done by the CVS Health Research Institute provides insights regarding patients taking Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), a new and costly treatment for hepatitis C.

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 15, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. 

September 15, 2014

A new study by researchers at CVS Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that patients who took a generic statin were more likely to be adherent to their medication than those starting on a branded drug.

September 15, 2014

Close to half (40%) of the U.S. adult population — roughly 126 million — is expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology in August.

September 15, 2014

Sales of the popular Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may get a boost if physicians begin prescribing the medicine as a prophylactic in people who don’t have diabetes. A recent study published in the diabetes journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and conducted by scientists from Cardiff University found that patients treated with metformin could live longer than people without diabetes.

September 11, 2014

Researchers determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data.

September 10, 2014

According to new research released Wednesday by Church & Dwight, 80% of American adults say condom use is important to them, however, only 35% report always using a condom. 

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

September 8, 2014

About 70% of those seniors getting help with daily activities received that assistance from family, friends and other unpaid caregivers.

September 8, 2014

Online shopping has reached a mobile tipping point, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report.