October 10, 2014

The recently released 2014 Food, Drink and Consumer Goods Outlook Survey from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG highlights key initiatives that consumer goods executives are focusing on to transform their businesses.

October 10, 2014

New patient research commissioned by McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions identified emerging trends in medication adherence, the use of co-pay cards, and attitudes towards healthcare providers, including both physicians and pharmacists.

October 10, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a written statement in lead-up to a forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.

October 10, 2014

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in analgesics and digestives, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

October 10, 2014

Kicking off American Pharmacists Month this year on Oct. 2 was the second annual #Pharmacist tweet-a-thon. Highlighting the important role pharmacists have in patient care, their communities and the broader healthcare landscape, more than 11,000 tweets with the hashtag #Pharmacist were sent during the 24-hour period — some 467 an hour, according to healthcare social media watcher Symplur. 

October 9, 2014

Catamaran, a provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management services, on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Salveo Specialty Pharmacy.

October 9, 2014

Endo International and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement.

October 9, 2014

Intel-GE Care Innovations on Wednesday announced that it is expecting to release its Health Harmony platform in late 2014.

October 9, 2014

Jolen Creme Bleach is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the first major packaging update since the product first graced the shelves.

October 9, 2014

National leaders in hypertension have acknowledged PharmaSmart as the only blood pressure kiosk solution that can be “recommended by physicians” for patient monitoring, the company announced Thursday.

October 9, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Thursday announced the launch of a new dosage strength of 7.5 mcg/hour for its Butrans (buprenorphine) transdermal system CIII, bringing the total number of strengths offered by the company to five.

October 9, 2014

The recently amended NABP Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy are now available to assist the state boards of pharmacy in developing state laws or board rules in their efforts to protect the public health, NABP posted on its website Wednesday. 

October 9, 2014

United Parcel Service said it will expand UPS My Choice and the UPS Access Point network, two of the company’s services that work together to provide online shoppers and global retailers with new personalized solutions to manage residential package deliveries.

October 9, 2014

USA Drug founder Stephen LaFrance Sr. on Thursday was posthumously nominated into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

October 8, 2014

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature is continuing its partnership with Look Good Feel Better, a national public service program created to help individuals with cancer to look good, improve their self-esteem and thereby manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.

October 8, 2014

Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania state legislature is raising the eyebrows of several industry members, including the National Community Pharmacists Association, which stated that the legislation in its current form would "severely limit access to more affordable medications, vastly increase overall healthcare costs to Pennsylvania businesses and citizens and add cumbersome reporting requirements on healthcare providers."

October 8, 2014

The NPD Group reports that sales of prestige facial skin care masks grew in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain during the 12 months ended June 2014. This growth helped to drive 2% value increases for overall facial skin care sales in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and offset the segment declines in Italy and Spain.

October 8, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday released a new report highlighting the number of investigational cancer medicines that did not succeed in clinical trials. 

October 8, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Wednesday announced the initiation of a rolling new drug application submission for hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablets.

October 7, 2014

Actavis and Durata Therapeutics on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

October 7, 2014

Now in over 100,000 retail locations nationwide, blu eCigs has innovated the electronic cigarette industry in the United States. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, blu e-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke, smell, or ash. The best-selling e-cigarette brand in the country, blu has distinguished itself by becoming THE standard by which both consumers and retailers measure product quality, innovation, and value.

October 7, 2014

Biopharmaceutical company Chimerix on Monday announced that brincidofovir has been provided for potential use in patients with Ebola virus at the request of treating physicians.

October 7, 2014

According to IRI Sales Data, 52 weeks ending 9/7/2014, Jet-Alert has sold more caffeine tablets than any other brand. Jet-Alert™ fast acting, easy to take caffeine pills have been on store shelves since 1984 and are available in Regular Strength (100mg), Double Strength (200mg) and 200mg Softgel formulas.

October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families.