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November 7, 2010

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

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 7, 2010

In another step toward energy independence and sustainability, Walgreens unveiled what it said is the...

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

A “natural shakedown,” a twist on sustainability and "old is new" are some consumer packaged...

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

Rite Aid will introduce Rite Aid Online Care to the Pittsburgh market, a service that...

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid will introduce Rite Aid Online Care to the Pittsburgh market, a service that offers patients live online interactive personal consultations with specially trained Rite Aid pharmacists via a computer, at the American Diabetes Association on Nov. 6.

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

In line with its football-themed campaign, Dr Pepper has partnered with Electronic Arts to develop...

PLANO, Texas In line with its football-themed campaign, Dr Pepper has partnered with Electronic Arts to develop "Dr Pepper Football," an interactive computer-based video game.

November 3, 2010

Nearly 100 drugs are in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report...

WASHINGTON Nearly 100 drugs are in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report by the main lobby for the pharmaceutical industry.

 

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America said 98 medicines for dementia, mostly Alzheimer’s, were in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

November 3, 2010

A vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever is in the final stages of development,...

LYON, France A vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever is in the final stages of development, Sanofi-Aventis said Thursday.

 

Sanofi said the first phase-3 trial of the vaccine was under way in Australia.

 

 

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

The Food and Drug Administration has turned down an application for an insulin product made...

DANBURY, Conn. The Food and Drug Administration has turned down an application for an insulin product made by Biodel, Biodel said.

 

The drug maker announced that it received a complete response letter from the FDA for Linjeta (human insulin [rDNA origin]) for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

 

 

November 2, 2010

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

November 2, 2010

The CEO of drug maker Eli Lilly has called for a “wave of invention” to...

CLEVELAND The CEO of drug maker Eli Lilly has called for a “wave of invention” to combat diabetes.

Speaking at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, John Lechleiter said breakthroughs against the disease are needed as urgently today as a century ago, noting that the disease could create a “health and economic time bomb,” as 1-in-3 Americans are forecasted to have the disease by 2050.

 

November 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results were at the higher end of its...

November 2, 2010

A company that develops drugs for treating autoimmune diseases and cancer has created a scientific...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A company that develops drugs for treating autoimmune diseases and cancer has created a scientific advisory board as part of its efforts to create treatments for Type 1 diabetes.

 

Tolerx said the four-member board would support the development of its lead drug candidate, otelixizumab, and guide future research and development in the Type 1 diabetes area.

 

 

November 1, 2010

Amgen's SVP research and development, Joe Miletich, urged members of a Food and Drug Administration...

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Amgen's SVP research and development, Joe Miletich, urged members of a Food and Drug Administration panel to establish approval standards for biosimilars that ensure patient safety and follow a science-based approach.

“Put patients first and sound policy will follow,” Miletich said. “Amgen believes biosimilars have a meaningful role to play in the healthcare system. However, dissimilar — unlike generic drugs — are not identical to the innovative biological products.” 

November 1, 2010

Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive global licensing deal with music star Taylor Swift to...

NEW YORK Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive global licensing deal with music star Taylor Swift to develop her own line of fragrance products.

 

The deal includes the development, marketing and distribution of fragrances and ancillary products. The first fragrance will debut in prestige retailers in North America during fall 2011. Swift will be involved in all aspects of product development, packaging and advertising.

 

November 1, 2010

Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of...

FORT WORTH, Texas Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of the PDX Pharmacy System with access to a real-time prescriber verification process.

The companies said the integration of the PDX Pharmacy System and the HDS ProscriberPRO database would allow immediate verification of prescribers and associated profiles when a prescriber is added or before a prescription is filled, with access provided over a secure, Web-based service.

October 31, 2010

CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and lifestyle for patients with diabetes. Of 3,242 respondents with diabetes, 32% reported they have been less vigilant about daily glucose testing due to cost, and as many as 24% of respondents said that cost has led them to be less conscientious about maintaining a proper diet.

October 31, 2010

As many as 50% of shoppers felt that their supermarket helped them make healthful choices,...