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September 27, 2010

Walgreens stock was up nearly 9% in early trading Tuesday morning after the company posted...

September 26, 2010

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including...

As I write this column, it’s the final Super Tuesday primaries in eight states, including here in New York, before the big mid-term elections in November. And if the Sunday morning news shows are right, the Democrats are in for a spanking. Given the present state of the economy, the stagnant job market and the American electorate’s need to find someone to blame, it’s really kind of inevitable.

September 26, 2010

The pharmaceutical industry earlier this month weighed in on the case “Matrixx Initiatives vs. James...

WASHINGTON —The pharmaceutical industry earlier this month weighed in on the case “Matrixx Initiatives vs. James Siracusano and NECA-IBEW Pension Fund.”

September 26, 2010

Kerr Drug hosted U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan Aug. 16 for a pharmacy and health center...

September 26, 2010

If ever there was a time for retail pharmacists to assert their role and ride...

September 26, 2010

Greenstone announced the launch of an authorized generic version of the Alzheimer’s disease drug Aricept...

September 26, 2010

A Target-funded study, conducted by the University of Minnesota Food Industry Center, found that hunger...

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Target-funded study, conducted by the University of Minnesota Food Industry Center, found that hunger costs Minnesota residents more than $1.62 billion annually in direct and indirect health and education costs.

September 26, 2010

The spotlight is shining brighter and brighter on worksite clinics as employers work to rein...

September 23, 2010

Herbert Hoover is alive and well -- and picking up his prescriptions at the local...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Herbert Hoover is alive and well -- and picking up his prescriptions at the local drug store.

(THE NEWS: Retailers urge Congress to reject Chinese currency legislation. For the full story, click here.)

September 21, 2010

Merck is expanding its patient assistance program, the drug maker said Wednesday....

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. Merck is expanding its patient assistance program, the drug maker said Wednesday.

September 20, 2010

The reformed U.S. healthcare system could unleash a surge in patient demand for preventive care...

September 16, 2010

While the advisory committee vote of 15 opposed and nine in favor of scheduling the...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT While the advisory committee vote of 15 opposed and nine in favor of scheduling the all-too-common cough-relieving ingredient dextromethorphan as a controlled substance might seem like a healthy indicator as to which direction the Food and Drug Administration will act on this issue, make no mistake: it is by no means a certainty. This still may be an issue for cough-cold season 2011-2012.

September 16, 2010

Shifting the nation’s sprawling and disconnected healthcare system to an integrated platform, based at last...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Shifting the nation’s sprawling and disconnected healthcare system to an integrated platform, based at last on health information technology and electronic health records, is a worthy and overdue undertaking.

September 15, 2010

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Ed Towns, D-N.Y., on Thursday announced that...

WASHINGTON House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Ed Towns, D-N.Y., on Thursday announced that the committee will hold a hearing Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. to examine the circumstances surrounding Johnson & Johnson’s recall of more than 135 million bottles of infant and children’s medicines produced by Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare, including children’s Tylenol, infant’s Tylenol, children’s Motrin and children’s Benadryl.

 

September 15, 2010

More money is flowing from the federal stimulus coffers to states as the White House...

WASHINGTON More money is flowing from the federal stimulus coffers to states as the White House continues its push to drive the healthcare system’s massive transformation to a digital and information technology-based platform.

September 14, 2010

Against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, employer healthcare costs for active employees are projected...

NEW YORK Against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, employer healthcare costs for active employees are projected to rise 8.2% after plan changes to an average annual cost of $10,730 in 2011, according to a recent survey of 466 large and midsize employers conducted by Towers Watson.

September 13, 2010

The Internal Revenue Service earlier this month issued guidance reflecting statutory changes regarding the use...

WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Service earlier this month issued guidance reflecting statutory changes regarding the use of certain tax-favored arrangements, such as flexible spending arrangements, to pay for over-the-counter medicines and drugs.

September 13, 2010

As the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee debated Tuesday on...

September 12, 2010

Diabetes quickly has grown into one of the top disease epidemics in the United States,...

September 9, 2010

It’s about time....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT It’s about time.

(THE NEWS: NACDS, NCPA in joint statement praise CMS' move to withdraw provisions of AMP rule currently blocked by injunction. For the full story, click here)

September 8, 2010

Merck's supplemental drug applications for its atypical antipsychotic received approval from the Food and Drug...

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. Merck's supplemental drug applications for its atypical antipsychotic received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the drug maker said.

Saphris now is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, as monotherapy for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults, and as adjunctive therapy with either lithium or valproate for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults, Merck said.

September 8, 2010

Three-in-10 Americans recently surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute said they would use their cell...

SAN DIEGO Three-in-10 Americans recently surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute said they would use their cell or smart phone to track and monitor their personal health, and 40% would be willing to pay for a remote monitoring device that sends health information directly to their doctor.

September 7, 2010

Rite Aid and Just Between Friends on Wednesday launched "Rite Aid Prescriptions for Education," a...

September 6, 2010

Preventative health services, such as daily aspirin use, tobacco-cessation screening and alcohol-abuse screening potentially can...

MINNEAPOLIS Preventative health services, such as daily aspirin use, tobacco-cessation screening and alcohol-abuse screening potentially can save 2 million lives and nearly $4 billion annually, according to a new paper produced by the National Commission on Prevention Priorities.

 

September 6, 2010

ProPhase Labs on Tuesday announced it has retained media solutions company Women's Marketing as its...

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. ProPhase Labs on Tuesday announced it has retained media solutions company Women's Marketing as its agency of record. The agency will work closely with ProPhase Labs to develop and implement high-impact media campaigns for Cold-Eeze and Kids-Eeze across a variety of networks, the company stated.

 

The ad campaigns coincide with improvements to Cold-Eeze and Kids-Eeze product and packaging, including a Kids-Eeze line of symptom relievers in a "chew" form.