IDF celebrates World Diabetes Day
BRUSSELS, Belgium The International Diabetes Federation on Thursday launched its World Diabetes Day campaign under the slogan “Understand diabetes and take control.”
“Many people fail to acknowledge the serious threat that diabetes poses to individuals, families and communities,” stated Phil Riley, IDF’s World Diabetes Day campaign manager. “The World Diabetes Day campaign calls on everyone to understand diabetes and take control.”
As part of the campaign, IDF is asking diabetes stakeholders to call on United Nations Member States to follow through on UN Resolution 61/225 on the development of national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of a country’s respective healthcare system.
SDI: Rx antivirals drop close to 60%
PLYMOIUTH MEETING, Pa. SDI’s Vector One: National shows that for the week ended May 8, the number of new antiviral prescriptions dispensed at retail pharmacies was 118,578 — a 59% drop compared with approximately 277,000 new prescriptions the week before.
Tamiflu accounted for 90% of the market’s new prescriptions last week, SDI stated Tuesday
Drugstore.com sees increase in consumer visits
BELLEVUE, Wash. Drugstore.com on Wednesday reported a 75% increase in the past year in the number of consumers visiting its coupon, sale and clearance pages for nonprescription health and beauty products.
The number of orders coming from customers searching for bargains is up more than 90% year-over-year, the online druggist reported.
“We see more and more consumers looking for ways to save money on products they use every day, and drugstore.com is focused on finding new ways to offer even more value. In fact we just lowered prices on more than 2,000 products,” stated David Lonczak, VP and chief marketing officer for Drugstore.com. “Since the beginning of the year, we’ve also seen more customers taking advantage of our drugstore.com dollars program, one of the highest value customer loyalty programs in the industry, offering 5% back toward a future purchase.”