August 28, 2012

While the growth in healthcare costs remains a threat in the United States, the growth in drug expenditures is moderating, but numerous opportunities exist for retail, according to a speech delivered Tuesday morning at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Denver by Doug Long, VP industry relations of healthcare industry research firm IMS Health.

August 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new once-a-day combination pill to treat HIV-1 infection in adults who have never been treated for HIV infection.

August 28, 2012

Merz announced it has acquired a medication designed to treat a condition associated with such neurologic conditions as cerebral palsy.

August 28, 2012

Omron Healthcare has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its latest pedometers.

August 28, 2012

As part of its support of the Paralympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a worldwide Olympic partner, has announced a grant of $50,000 to fund youth sports programs targeting children with physical disabilities.

August 28, 2012

Perrigo and Tris Pharma have launched a private-label version of Delsym extended-release oral liquid suspension containing dextromethorphan polistirex.

August 28, 2012

SoloHealth announced that the number of consumer interactions made at its SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness kiosks has surpassed 2.5 million.

August 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that generic drug maker Caraco is in compliance with relevant paragraphs of the consent decree and may resume operations at its manufacturing facility and packaging sites in Detriot and Wixom, Mich., Caraco's parent company Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said.

August 28, 2012

Consumer packaged goods companies that are "winning" in their categories outperform competitors in bold investment in growth areas; advanced use of analytics to fine-tune pricing and promotion; prioritization of retailer relationships; and commitment to talent development and strategic planning efforts.

August 27, 2012

Bloomberg has tapped a Symphony Health Solutions company to provide U.S. prescription audit data to Bloomberg's more than 310,000 professional service subscribers worldwide.

August 27, 2012

Sales and marketing services company Crossmark makes sure that “products are in the right place at the right price in the right assortment in the right display location and the products are locally and seasonally relevant.” That is what Joe Crafton, Crossmark’s president, told the Dallas Morning News, which recently profiled the company.

August 27, 2012

A provider of healthcare revenue, payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions has expanded its technology-enabled solution that aims to improve business and clinical outcomes and care continuity.

August 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of a diabetes drug made by Takeda, the agency said Friday.

August 27, 2012

Genzyme announced it has received a refuse-to-file letter from the Food and Drug Administration in response to the drug maker's supplemental biologics license application for the approval of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) as a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis.

August 27, 2012

The Grocery Manufacturers Association inducted Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Richard Jurgens, as well as Dean Pappas, CEO of Clement Pappas and Co., into its Hall of Achievement.

August 27, 2012

Can you feel that? 
It’s the seismic shift that currently is occurring in health care in this country. And really, it’s just a tremor. The intense stuff isn’t expected to hit until 2014.


August 27, 2012

Mobeam and ProLogic are joining forces to enable the processing of digital coupons on mobile devices.

August 27, 2012

OPI Products has announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand's new president and general manager.

August 27, 2012

AccentHealth’s Andrew Schulman, VP marketing, recently sat down with DSN to talk about a new regular DSN feature debuting in this issue called “Patient Views,” and how this series of surveys can help inform pharmacy operators and healthcare suppliers alike.


August 27, 2012

Ruiz Foods has named Rachel Cullen as president and CEO.

August 27, 2012

Health kiosk manufacturer SoloHealth is in a deal with computer maker Dell to produce kiosks that it will deliver to retail locations around the country starting in the fall, the companies said Monday.

August 26, 2012

Program brings together 144 suppliers with retail buyers for a total of 1,501 meetings over the course of seven hours.

August 26, 2012

Customer satisfaction and pharmacy loyalty among parents increase significantly when the pharmacist can add custom flavoring to a child's medications, according to a new study.

August 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic medicated patch for treating pain made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the company said.