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April 20, 2011

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Salix Pharmaceuticals three patents related to a drug used for travelers’ diarrhea.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Salix Pharmaceuticals three patents related to a drug used for travelers’ diarrhea.

Salix announced Wednesday that it had secured patents for the drug Xifaxan (rifaximin) covering its methods of treating travelers’ diarrhea, as well as two related to the drug’s chemical composition.

The patents are set to expire between 2024 and 2029.

April 6, 2011

Indian drug maker Lupin and U.S. drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday a licensing deal for technology related to a drug for traveler’s diarrhea.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Indian drug maker Lupin and U.S. drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday a licensing deal for technology related to a drug for traveler’s diarrhea.

Under the deal, Salix will receive exclusive worldwide rights for Xifaxan (rifaximin) drug technology developed by Lupin and jointly by both companies in all countries except India.

Salix is required to pay Lupin $10 million upfront, as well as potential payments related to regulatory milestones.

March 30, 2011

A specialty infusion pharmacy has joined the social media realm.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A specialty infusion pharmacy has joined the social media realm.

MedPro Rx's president, Nancy McFarlane, said that the company has launched a Facebook page, which will share MedPro Rx’s news, updates, blog posts and photos with its community. Additionally, the page will expand the company's online presence and customer service focus for clients, healthcare consumers, providers and third-party payers, McFarlane said.

March 29, 2011

Kerr Drug CEO Tony Civello has received recognition for Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement from the Triangle Business Journal, Kerr said Tuesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug CEO Tony Civello has received recognition for Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement from the Triangle Business Journal, Kerr said Tuesday.

The journal cited Civello’s work to refocus retail pharmacy in the healthcare field and his leadership in the retail pharmacy industry.

March 21, 2011

Customers looking to take advantage of Kerr Drug's free delivery service now can visit a new website developed by the chain.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Customers looking to take advantage of Kerr Drug's free delivery service now can visit a new website developed by the chain.

By logging on to KerrDrugDelivers.com, customers can find the nearest Kerr Drug pharmacy to request free delivery. The service allows customers to find the nearest Kerr Drug pharmacy and phone number to call and order their prescriptions, along with anything else in the store they may need.

March 21, 2011

Patients with bleeding disorders could be eligible for a scholarship from a specialty pharmacy provider that specializes in treating them.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Patients with bleeding disorders could be eligible for a scholarship from a specialty pharmacy provider that specializes in treating them.

MedPro Rx announced Sunday that patients with such disorders as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease attending college and active in their communities could be eligible for its Education Is Power scholarship program.

March 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Salix Pharmaceuticals for irritable bowel syndrome, Salix said Tuesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug made by Salix Pharmaceuticals for irritable bowel syndrome, Salix said Tuesday.

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Salix for Xifaxan (rifaximin), a treatment for nonconstipation IBS and IBS-related bloating. Salix said it had anticipated that it would receive the letter based on an understanding that the agency needed more information related to retreatment.

March 2, 2011

Specialty pharmacy services provider MedPro Rx announced that it has expanded its Web portal.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Specialty pharmacy services provider MedPro Rx announced that it has expanded its Web portal.

The portal, which can be accessed on the company's website, provides patients, physicians, nurses and case managers with the ability to access targeted content to review medical records and clinical follow-up, drug dispensing/refill and shipping history. The portal also can be used as a tool to communicate with the clinical staff at MedPro Rx and utilizes a secure, password-protected customer log-in to allow for privacy of information and ease of use for clients.

February 7, 2011

Two pharmacy trade groups already have given their blessings to legislation that would support medication therapy management, and a retail pharmacy chain that has made MTM part of its mission is following suit.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Two pharmacy trade groups already have given their blessings to legislation that would support medication therapy management, and a retail pharmacy chain that has made MTM part of its mission is following suit.

Kerr Drug announced its support for the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011, which Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., recently introduced. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association endorsed the bill last week.

January 31, 2011

The National Hockey League and diaper brand Huggies have teamed up for a month-long campaign to collect diapers and donations for families and babies in need across North America.

NEW YORK — The National Hockey League and diaper brand Huggies have teamed up for a month-long campaign to collect diapers and donations for families and babies in need across North America.

January 5, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug, North Carolina’s regional pharmacy power, had a busy year in 2010. After shedding 11 stores in the Charleston, S.C., market in 2009, the 90-store chain turned its full focus to serving the healthcare needs of North Carolina’s population.


It was, in retrospect, a wise move. Kerr has launched a series of initiatives in pharmacy care, store design, community health services and iPhone technology at a breathtaking pace, easily sustaining its reputation as one of chain pharmacy’s leading innovators. 


January 5, 2011



SALT LAKE CITY and RALEIGH, N.C. — As health-related links and applications for smart phone users explode in popularity, Kerr Drug now is offering seniors and their caregivers a simple way to get immediate help in an emergency. The chain has begun offering a new rapid-response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.


December 20, 2010

Just a few months after launching its free delivery program, Kerr Drug on Monday said it will continue the service into the New Year.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Just a few months after launching its free delivery program, Kerr Drug on Monday said it will continue the service into the New Year.

The delivery program allows Kerr Drug customers to call their prescriptions in to the store pharmacist and request the prescription be delivered to their home or office and may add any other item from the store to their delivery list, which also can be delivered free of charge.

December 9, 2010

Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

SALT LAKE CITY — Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

The product, from ActiveCare, now is available in most or all of the Raleigh, N.C.-based drug chain’s stores, according to both companies. Kerr VP marketing Diane Eliezer said the chain maintains roughly 90 stores and retail health centers, all in North Carolina.

November 2, 2010

A nonprofit that seeks to improve the health and quality of life of women with...

RALEIGH, N.C. A nonprofit that seeks to improve the health and quality of life of women with — and those at risk of developing — diabetes has kicked off a national campaign.

 

DiabetesSisters said that its OrangeWill campaign represents the will and determination required for women to manage their diabetes on top of their many other responsibilities.

 

 

October 11, 2010

In an effort to reach North Carolina residents, Kerr Drug is providing all-in-one flu shots...

September 27, 2010

In an effort to further connect customers to their pharmacy, Kerr Drug now is offering...

September 26, 2010

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

September 8, 2010

Residents in North Carolina prescribed controlled substances could receive some attention from more than their...

RALEIGH, N.C. Residents in North Carolina prescribed controlled substances could receive some attention from more than their physicians and pharmacists, according to published reports.

 

September 6, 2010

Regional pharmacy chain Kerr Drug is kicking off its immunization program early this year to...

September 1, 2010

Extending pharmacy’s grassroots outreach to powerful federal lawmakers, Kerr Drug hosted Sen. Kay Hagan for...

August 30, 2010

Salix Pharmaceuticals announced its agreement with Novel Labs to settle its patent litigation over Novel’s...

RALEIGH, N.C. Salix Pharmaceuticals announced its agreement with Novel Labs to settle its patent litigation over Novel’s proposed generic version of MoviPrep.

 

August 18, 2010

Walgreens has expanded its 90-day prescription program to a city in the Sunshine State....

August 8, 2010

One week after promoting its 90-day prescription program in Minneapolis, one of the nation's largest...

July 21, 2010

A healthy relationship with a community pharmacist can improve health outcomes for patients and save...

RALEIGH, N.C. A healthy relationship with a community pharmacist can improve health outcomes for patients and save money, a new collaborative study from North Carolina-based Kerr Drug and the University of North Carolina revealed.

Those benefits stem from direct interventions in patient therapy by pharmacists, coupled with a coordinated approach to the patient’s treatment regimen by his or her pharmacist and doctor, according to Kerr.