January 4, 2009

CVS/pharmacy, in partnership with NeighborWorks, is preserving five homes in Great Falls, Mont., for residential...

January 4, 2009

If current trends in pharmaceutical sales are any indication, retail pharmacy leaders may have to look beyond the prescription department for big gains in store revenues this year. Hammered by a lack of new breakthroughs in research and development, tougher oversight at the Food and Drug Administration, generic competition and a worldwide economy in free fall, the U.S. pharmaceutical market is mired in an era of stagnant sales and declining expectations. And the outlook for an uptick in innovative new therapies from drug makers remains at historically low levels, according to industry experts.

January 4, 2009

Sales of vitamins across food, drug and mass outlets (minus Walmart) grew by a whopping 8.9% to $2.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 30, 2008, according to data from Information Resources Inc. That kind of growth affirms an October 2008 survey released by the Council for Responsible Nutrition that suggested the majority of dietary supplement users didn’t cut back on their supplement regimens, despite the tougher economy. According to the survey, 51% of supplement users indicated that the economy’s ills wouldn’t force them to cut back on their supplement-purchasing habits. Survey results also showed that of the 51% who didn’t plan on cutting back their supplement routine, 13% reported supplements were an essential part of their overall wellness regimen — something they couldn’t do without.

January 4, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration has given approval to two generic antibiotic drugs resulting from...

January 4, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration has delivered a complete response letter to Salix Pharmaceuticals for...

January 4, 2009

The generics subsidiary of Mumbai, India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has obtained full marketing rights to distribute...

January 4, 2009

Beiersdorf, the maker of the Nivea brand, rang in the New Year in a big...

January 4, 2009

McKesson Corp. said today it will launch a new web-based tool next week for pharmacy...

January 4, 2009

New Jersey will find out this week if its new law requiring flu vaccinations for...

January 4, 2009

National Cancer Institute scientists last week confirmed that genes for factors contributing to susceptibility for...

January 4, 2009

The National Pharmaceutical Council has appointed a new VP for clinical and scientific affairs....

January 4, 2009

The generics arm of Novartis announced Monday that it had appointed Christine Mundkur as CEO...

January 4, 2009

NutraSweet Co., maker of aspartame-based sugar substitutes, is hopping on the bandwagon of manufacturers that...

January 4, 2009

Developed by inventor George Stydahar is the new OrbitBrush, a patent-pending hairbrush that promises to...

January 4, 2009

Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic...

January 4, 2009

Researchers have developed a way to use tiny particles of gold to control the administration...

January 4, 2009

Rite Aid on Monday reported a same-store sales decrease of 0.2% for the four weeks...

January 4, 2009

Journalists who attend a conference on healthcare disparities will get professional scholarships....

January 4, 2009

Solvay Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that it has introduced a new toll-free number, 1-866-996-LowT (5698),...

January 4, 2009

Spartan Stores offered shoppers 10-year-old gas prices—$0.99 per gallon—for people who spent more than $100...

January 4, 2009

Use of antacids among pregnant women increases the likelihood that a child will develop asthma,...

January 4, 2009

A company that provides pharmacy benefit management services and technology has made a three-year, multi-million...

January 4, 2009

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced the opening of two...

January 4, 2009

Despite the buzz surrounding organic beauty and food items, these items have not yet gained...