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.
Low-dose aspirin lowers the occurrence of new venous blood clots — and represents a reasonable treatment option for patients who are not candidates for long-term anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, according to a new study published in Monday's issue of Circulation.
No products play a greater role in setting drug stores and community pharmacies apart from other retailers than prescription drugs. One of the most important factors in securing pharmacies’ increasingly important role in the country’s healthcare system, prescription medications define what these stores are all about.
“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.
While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer's efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel's inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.
DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's shaving, body lotion, false lashes, beauty devices, nail care, sun care categories and more, highlighting new products that are transforming beauty and personal care in this multi-page report.
DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in pain, cough-cold, overactive bladder, allergy and more, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.
DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in depth sales activity in the anti-aging, facial cleansers, bath & body and baby categories, with the latest trends in beauty and personal care products in this multi-page report.
DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in depth sales activity in the OTC sexual wellness and first-aid categories, with extensive charts and analysis of which brands are driving growth, how summer is spiking sales of anti-itch ointments and bandages, and more in this multi-page report.
In an article published Wednesday in the Health Affairs blog, CVS Caremark chief medical and scientific officers and others commented on a missing piece in the current approach to accountable healthcare models.
Women today play a dynamic role in society, and brands and marketers — including those within the retail pharmacy space — are tirelessly working to earn her trust and loyalty, as she often makes most of the healthcare decisions for her family.
DSN senior editor Mike Johnsen examines in depth sales activity in the OTC allergy relief category, with extensive charts and analysis of which brands are driving the growth, how climate change is creating major spikes in the business and more, in this multi-page report.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D.
Dr. Robynne Chutkan is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She’s on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital, a former board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the author of “Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage.”
As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.
Taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference on Monday.
Supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence of wheezing for infants through 1 year, according to a study published by JAMA that was released Sunday.
Insight Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the introduction of the e.p.t Preconception Health Test, a new product that measures vaginal acidity and indicates the presence of infections so women can visit their doctor and seek treatment before trying to conceive.
A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that eliminating co-pays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients can significantly improve medication adherence and health outcomes for non-white patients, which suggests that this approach may be an effective strategy for reducing commonly recognized disparities in cardiovascular care related to patient ethnicity and race.