Natural Resources Defense Council lists 35 worst cities for allergy sufferers

One-in-three Americans lives in the "sneeziest and wheeziest" cities and regions where they are exposed to both ragweed pollen and ozone smog pollution. Read more ...

ASOP's ‘Buy Safe Rx’ campaign guards against rogue online pharmacies

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies is launching “Buy Safe Rx”, a new campaign to educate consumers about the potentially life-threatening health and financial risks associated with buying prescription medicines online.   Read More ...

Seniors managing chronic conditions and daily living needs command 40% of health cost

A new infographic highlighting the healthcare costs of seniors with multiple chronic conditions and outlining ways to better serve this growing population has been issued by the GRACE Team Care. Read More ...

NACDS highlights role of community pharmacy in statement on chronic care Senate hearing

In lead-up to the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted comments highlighting pharmacy’s role in helping patients manage their chronic conditions. Read More ...

Current news

In the smartphone age, colloquial wisdom says that whatever you lack or need, there’s an app for that. With Happify, developed by Spring, Inc., there’s even an app that works to make you happier.
Today, Walgreens Boots Alliance executives are extremely proud to be a little red in the face.
Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.
Beauty giant L'Oreal USA has teamed up with 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings to develop 3-D printed skin tissue for product evaluation and other areas of advanced research.
CVS Health announced on Thursday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, for $98 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $12.7 billion, which includes approximately $2.3 billion in debt.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced the launch of Centrum MultiGummies, adding a leading multivitamin brand to the number of adult gummy vitamin options on the shelf.
Glucose Health on Thursday announced completion of the first production run of Glucose Health Natural Blood Sugar Maintenance, a new product targeting the type-2 diabetes consumer market segment.
A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale.
NBTY on Wednesday introduced Osteo Bi-Flex EASE, a daily mini-tab that promotes joint comfort.
Research has shown that the average daily dietary calcium intake in adults age 50 and older is 600-700 mg per day, despite the recommendations for higher consumption.

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