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November 9, 2010

According to a recently published Dow Jones report, state-funded tobacco-prevention programs quickly are becoming the...

NEW YORK According to a recently published Dow Jones report, state-funded tobacco-prevention programs quickly are becoming the latest casualty of constricting state budgets, prompting concern among public health groups around the nation's progress toward getting adult smokers to quit.

 

The number of adults who smoke has remained relatively steady since 2004 — 20.6% of the population were smokers in 2009.

 

 

November 9, 2010

To express it in modern parlance, follow-on biologics will be a hot mess....

NEW YORK To express it in modern parlance, follow-on biologics will be a hot mess.

 

While speaking at the Reuters Health Summit, according to Reuters, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg didn’t put it quite that colorfully, but she had said the science will evolve, meaning a regulatory approval pathway never will be a truly done deal.

 

 

November 8, 2010

3M Skin and Wound Care has announced the relaunch of the 3M Cavilon professional skin...

ST. PAUL, Minn. 3M Skin and Wound Care has announced the relaunch of the 3M Cavilon professional skin care line, a range of products to help prevent skin damage from moisture, friction and adhesive trauma, following research and surveys of caregivers and clinicians.

The revamped line has new, innovative packaging to easily identify the right product for a specific need.

November 8, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently relaunched its OTCsafety.org site, featuring new resources, content and...

WASHINGTON The Consumer Healthcare Products Association recently relaunched its OTCsafety.org site, featuring new resources, content and expert commentaries, as well as a Spanish-language version, the association announced through its newsletter last week.

 

November 8, 2010

Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate...

NEW YORK Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate healthcare payment solution from Citi's Global Transaction Services. The Citi Flu Care card is a payment service designed to help employers reduce employee healthcare spending by shifting the administration of flu shots from doctors' offices or on-site clinics to more cost-effective pharmacy locations.

 

November 8, 2010

Loss of patent protection for branded drugs and subsequent competition from generics could save the...

NEW YORK Loss of patent protection for branded drugs and subsequent competition from generics could save the U.S. healthcare system $70 billion or more over the next four years, according to published reports.

 

Reuters reported IMS Health SVP Murray Aitken as saying at the Reuters Health Summit that generics also would increase their dominance in terms of prescriptions dispensed, increasing from 77% during the first half of this year to perhaps 85% by 2014.

 

 

November 8, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday unveiled its complete list of newly installed officers and...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday unveiled its complete list of newly installed officers and executive committee members for 2010-2011. All are practicing pharmacists who will serve one-year terms.

 

The independent pharmacy group tapped the new slate of leaders at its 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, held Oct. 23 to 27 in Philadelphia.

 

 

November 7, 2010

Armada Health Care’s seventh annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit next May is expected to have a...

November 7, 2010

According to a study published in the November edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal...

WASHINGTON According to a study published in the November edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, taking docosahexaenoic acid may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The study found that DHA taken for six months improved memory and learning in healthy, older adults with mild memory complaints.

 

November 7, 2010

The independent pharmacy industry’s top group-purchasing organization and its top lobbying and advocacy group on...

November 7, 2010

With New Year's resolutions just around the corner, Omron Healthcare is offering up healthy gift...

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. With New Year's resolutions just around the corner, Omron Healthcare is offering up healthy gift options for those looking to get back on track this January, the company announced Monday.

 

Priced under $50, Omron has assembled a sampling of gift ideas that provide motivation and accurate health information for those looking to make healthy changes in 2011.

 

 

November 7, 2010

Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes...

WASHINGTON Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes management solution.

November 4, 2010

Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is...

WASHINGTON Under the Affordable Care Act, the average savings for those enrolled in traditional Medicare is expected to amount to more than $3,500 over the next 10 years — and will be even higher for seniors and people with diabetes who have high drug costs — according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

November 4, 2010

This is a next-generation pharmacy solution for the next generation of seniors, who begin celebrating...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — This is a next-generation pharmacy solution for the next generation of seniors, who begin celebrating birthday No. 65 with the coming of the New Year at a rate of one every 10 seconds, and that’s for nearly two straight decades.

November 4, 2010

Lansinoh Labs on Thursday went live with its new online portal, called "Lansinoh Professional" (LansinohProfessional.com),...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Lansinoh Labs on Thursday went live with its new online portal, called "Lansinoh Professional" (LansinohProfessional.com), that will provide International board-certified lactation consultants, registered nurses, midwives, doulas, OB/GYNs and other healthcare providers with the resources they need to better educate and support breast-feeding moms.

 

November 4, 2010

The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and Michael Maves, AMA EVP and...

CHICAGO The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and Michael Maves, AMA EVP and CEO, have mutually decided that Maves will complete his leadership of the AMA when his current contract ends June 30, 2011.

 

November 4, 2010

In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even more effectively to help reduce healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores sent a pharmacy briefing letter Friday to each of the new lawmakers.

 

November 4, 2010

Safeway will sell two stores in the Philadelphia area to one of Ahold’s supermarket banners,...

PHILADELPHIA — Safeway will sell two stores in the Philadelphia area to one of Ahold’s supermarket banners, according to published reports.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reported Thursday that Giant-Carlisle will buy two Genuardi’s supermarkets in Bucks County, Pa.

Each store will be closed on Nov. 13 and will re-open in first quarter 2011 under the Giant banner. Store employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other Genuardi’s stores or interview to work at Giant.

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a structure that encourages their use for certain services — is a key symptom of what is wrong with the U.S. healthcare system.

THE NEWS: Duane Reade Walk-In Medical Care clinics to accept Medicare. For the full story, click here)

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less “own” it. But Walgreens is staking its future on its ability to do just that.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens chief: We want to own ‘well.’ For the full story, click here)

November 3, 2010

The healthcare landscape is changing. There’s a new value-driven consumer who has emerged and, in...

DEERFIELD, Ill. The healthcare landscape is changing. There’s a new value-driven consumer who has emerged and, in light of this, retail pharmacy giant Walgreens is in the midst of an evolution into “a retail health and daily living store” and is on a mission to “own well.” That was a key message that an optimistic Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, had for Wall Street during the company’s Analyst Day conference on Thursday in Chicago.

 

November 3, 2010

One of the nation's largest drug store chains and its retail clinic subsidiary will offer...

November 2, 2010

The main lobbies for the biotechnology and generic drug industries, and a leading manufacturer of...

SILVER SPRING, Md. The main lobbies for the biotechnology and generic drug industries, and a leading manufacturer of generic drugs, testified Wednesday at a hearing sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration to collect public and industry input on the implementation of the regulatory approval pathway for follow-on biologics included in the healthcare-reform bill.

 

November 2, 2010

A maker of all-natural chips has developed an initiative that gives back to its communities,...

November 2, 2010

Retailers can look to last-minute holiday shoppers to bring in the big bucks, according to...