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2014-05-15 20:23:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 840,000 voter signatures turned in by consumer advocates and families victimized by medical negligence have qualified a landmark patient safety ballot measure for the November 2014 California ballot, according to the Secretary of State's office. Voters will have a chance then to enact the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act and some of the strongest patient safety laws in America. "The patient safety protections in this...

2014-05-15 08:31:44

MedVantx MedStart Retail Connect(TM) Expands Immediate Delivery Modality for Initial Generic Medications at the Point of Care to Now Provide Extended Medication Access and Cost Savings through National Network of Over 64,000 Retail Pharmacies across U.S. SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-care medication adherence and direct-to-patient consumer engagement programs, today announced the Company's MedStart Retail Connect(TM) program....

2014-05-14 20:23:42

Data underscore breadth of oncology portfolio WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that 10 abstracts highlighting new study results will be presented during the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in Chicago from May 30 to June 3, 2014. "Anchored by our human health care mission, Eisai's commitment to cancer patients and their families is evidenced by our focus on sometimes overlooked patient...

2014-05-14 16:29:19

SCHAUMBURG, IL, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corporation (the "Company" or "Catamaran") (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX:CCT) a leading provider of technology and pharmacy benefit management services is pleased to announce that at its annual and special meeting of shareholders held on May 13, 2014, each of the nine nominees listed in its management information circular dated April 1, 2014 was elected as a director. The detailed results of the voting are as follows: Nominee...

2014-05-12 23:03:52

While the industry will exhibit growth, due to rising demand for cough and cold medication from immunosuppressed individuals, such as the elderly population, the industry will contend with rising external competition from private-label products sold in drug stores. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Cough and Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Cough and cold...

2014-05-12 08:31:48

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherus Biosciences, Inc. ("Coherus"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa M. Bell, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Bell joins Coherus with more than 15 years of experience in global regulatory affairs and drug development across various therapeutic areas at preeminent biotech companies. "Lisa brings a strong strategic, scientific and global mindset to the regulatory strategy for our...

2014-05-10 23:01:11

Healthcare reform will allow more people to have health insurance, resulting in more prescription drug sales in place of over-the-counter medication. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Cough & Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Cough and cold medicine manufacturers have benefited from consumers purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) medications as a form of...

2014-05-08 00:20:35

New report from AAA Foundation reveals increase in driving years, habits and medication use. WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, older Americans are extending their time behind the wheel compared to previous generations. For example, 84 percent of Americans 65 and older held a driver's license in 2010 compared to barely half in the early 1970s. Today, one in six drivers on U.S. roads are ages 65 and older...

2014-05-07 23:03:25

New Approvals by FDA for Generic Drugs are a valid alternative to the high cost of drugs. Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Whether you need to treat a chronic or short-term illness in the United States, the high cost of medications can become a serious burden. The good news is that there are budget-friendly alternatives. Instead of choosing a brand-name drug, opt for a generic one. Generic drugs are 30 to 80 percent less expensive than brand names. Just because it’s lower in cost...

2014-05-06 23:02:36

Report: Bill Could Increase Health Costs by $6 Billion Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Legislation to exempt drugstores from certain safety and performance standards (S.3995-B and A.5723-B) raises patient safety concerns and, according to a new study, could increase prescription drug costs by $392 million in 2015 and $6 billion over the next decade. The study was conducted by the health research firm Visante for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). The legislation...


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