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October 28, 2010

Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite...

WESTPORT, Conn. Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite the fact they are at higher risk for developing serious complications from poor oral hygiene, according to a study by dLife, a multimedia network serving the diabetes community, and market research firm SoundView Research.

Furthermore, more than half of active diabetes managers surveyed had not been advised by their dentists to take extra care to brush, floss or rinse daily.

October 28, 2010

“We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT “We don’t have to be the PBM.” That’s what Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, told Drug Store News in one interview last year, and it neatly encapsulates the dynamic that may be unfolding behind the scenes at the nation’s top pharmacy retailer.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens said to consider sale of PBM. For the full story, click here)

October 27, 2010

An insurance company and a patient assistance program have joined forces to improve medication adherence...

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. An insurance company and a patient assistance program have joined forces to improve medication adherence outcomes of Type 2 diabetes patients.

October 27, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday commended the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific...

PARSIPPANY, N.J. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday commended the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific workshop this week that focused on the risks and benefits associated with the long-term use of nicotine-replacement therapy products.

 

October 27, 2010

A New York Times report published Tuesday illustrated exactly how far apart the rubber is...

October 27, 2010

Risks of counterfeiting, contamination and intellectual property theft could increase with the globalization of the...

NEW YORK Risks of counterfeiting, contamination and intellectual property theft could increase with the globalization of the pharmaceutical supply chain, according to a new report.

October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA , S.C. (May 27) One of the nation's largest drug store chains has teamed up with a healthcare benefits company and a community solutions provider to raise awareness of the need for adequate vitamin D intake.

Walgreens, Aetna and United Way of the Midlands are continuing their efforts through a vitamin D giveaway program extension, which initially was kicked off earlier this year. The vitamin D awareness efforts will donate more than 25,000 samples, the companies said.

October 26, 2010

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay nearly $1 billion to the U.S. government to settle...

LONDON British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay nearly $1 billion to the U.S. government to settle allegations that it sold contaminated and ineffective products.

 

The company will plead guilty to criminal charges relating to drugs made at a manufacturing plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico, which it closed in 2009, and pay $750 million. In a whistleblower suit filed by a former employee, it was alleged that the company knowingly sold defective supplies of various drugs, including the baby ointment Bactroban (mupirocin) and the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine).

October 26, 2010

Healthcare and distribution company McKesson reported Wednesday that the Distribution Solutions segment of its business...

October 26, 2010

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its $1 million...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its $1 million contribution to the National Consumers League's medication adherence awareness campaign.

 

October 26, 2010

Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that first-quarter earnings per share from continuing operations exceeded...

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble announced on Wednesday that first-quarter earnings per share from continuing operations exceeded estimates and rose 5% as net sales rose 2% to $20.1 billion.

October 25, 2010

Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of ClearEars, earplugs that contain a polymer to...

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of ClearEars, earplugs that contain a polymer to draw water from the ears after water activities. Consumers with glue ear, a condition in which thick, sticky fluid collects behind the eardrum, discovered that ClearEars helps to alleviate this condition, the company said.

 

October 25, 2010

A full-service pharmacy benefit manager received its second accreditation from an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization....

October 25, 2010

Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology...

NEW ORLEANS Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology throughout the United States, e-prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s healthcare system by enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.

October 24, 2010

“This is simply the best, most diverse lineup of retailers we have ever had.” That’s...

October 24, 2010

Scott Melville has been named the new president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, succeeding...

WASHINGTON —Scott Melville has been named the new president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, succeeding Linda Suydam, who is retiring after eight years with CHPA. The news becomes official Nov. 1.

October 24, 2010

CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of care to improve medication outcomes and lower healthcare costs—but that’s not to say that the front end has fallen by the wayside. In fact, the retailer is in the midst of writing a prescription for front-end growth that involves a new store brand and new beauty innovations.

October 24, 2010

Health care’s lumbering shift to electronic prescribing and health information technology has been a long...

October 24, 2010

There is a pair of significant reasons sales of external analgesics, including heat and ice...

October 24, 2010

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

October 24, 2010

More than a quarter trillion dollars in pharmaceutical sales happened through primary healthcare distributors in...

October 24, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for two sleep...

FRAZER, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration has approved risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for two sleep disorder drugs made by Cephalon, the drug maker said.

 

Cephalon announced that the FDA approved the REMS for Nuvigil (armodafinil) and Provigil (modafinil), both used to improve wakefulness in patients with sleep apnea, narcolepsy or shift work disorder.

 

 

October 24, 2010

An industry titan soon will exit the stage. But those who have known Frank Maione...

October 24, 2010

Independent pharmacies in 2009 generally were able to withstand the pummeling of a major recession,...

October 24, 2010

Korean retailer Mega Mart took the wraps off its first U.S. store on Oct. 8,...