December 12, 2012

Thousands of patients in Los Angeles with serious, chronic diseases could soon find themselves unable to get their drugs from community pharmacies, advocates for the pharmacies said.

December 7, 2012

The state health department in Massachusetts has made changes to the state's pharmacy board and leveled sanctions against three pharmacies in the wake of a nationwide meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding pharmacy in the state, the department said.

December 7, 2012

Mark Hollis, retired Publix president and director emeritus, passed away early this morning at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to the company. He was 78.

December 6, 2012

The Enterprise division manages the largest and most dynamic clients at AthenaHealth.

December 5, 2012

Patients once considered "aspirin resistant" may not be resistant to aspirin after all, according to a study published online by Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Rather, the protective coating around the aspirin to prevent stomach issues may be delaying the absorption of aspirin, leading clinicians to believe that patients are aspirin resistant.

December 4, 2012

The influenza season is officially underway as flu incidence is already above the national threshold, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters during a teleconference Monday.

November 29, 2012

Use of electronic health records 
improves medical outcomes among patients with diabetes, according to a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente.


November 28, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced it is partnering with the National Osteoporosis Foundation in hosting a free webinar for pharmacists and nurse practitioners around updated recommendations and research of calcium and vitamin D.

November 28, 2012

Nutramax Laboratories on Wednesday announced the nationwide launch of Cosequin for Dogs into Walmart stores.

November 21, 2012

Classic meets contemporary with Euro Centrale by OPI for spring/summer 2013.

November 16, 2012

Mike Cirilli has joined Rite Aid as senior director of OTC and private label, Rite Aid said.

November 15, 2012

Publix on Thursday announced six new officer positions that will begin work in 2013 across human resources, information technology and retail operations.

November 13, 2012

Students participating in a school challenge developed by the Walk with Walgreens program and Alliance for a Healthier Generation helped add nearly 1,800 hours of walking to schools’ daily routine over the course of the six-week program.

November 8, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday announced the five recipients of its annual GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards.

November 8, 2012

Recent research from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson has shown aspirin to be just as effective in preventing clots — specifically pulmonary emboli, life-threatening blood clots that can develop in the arteries of the lungs following joint replacement surgery — Thomas Jefferson University announced Wednesday.

November 7, 2012

Boots U.K. recently took a page out of Walgreens' playbook with the placement of health guides across the front-end.

November 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning letter to The Avalon Effect, a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concussions, Lyme disease and other diseases.

November 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating blood pressure and chest pain.

October 25, 2012

The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network's annual members meeting during the recent NEW Leadership Summit in Dallas.

October 24, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association has a new crop of leaders for 2012-13, the group said Wednesday.

October 19, 2012

Smokers who have been unsuccessful to date in trying to kick the nicotine habit may be able to stop smoking by combining two smoking cessation approaches, according to a report published in the Oct. 17 issue of JAMA.

October 18, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur on Thursday announced it has filed for approval of a four-strain flu shot to the Food and Drug Administration.

October 10, 2012

An executive from CVS Caremark will guide policy for a generic drug industry trade association.

October 9, 2012

Mentholatum on Tuesday launched its new Softlips Jack Frosting lip balm, Softlips peppermint stick lip balm and Softlips holiday gift tag packs that will be available in November in time for the holiday shopping season.