02/19/2016 - 11:26am

Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress.

02/18/2016 - 3:03pm

The company found that only about 12% of enrollees on Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans were eligible to receive 10 recommended vaccines with no out-of-pocket costs.

02/18/2016 - 7:47am

The Regulatory Summit, a one-day event, will help attendees formulate clear direction and options for addressing current regulatory compliance matters.

02/11/2016 - 12:37pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a piece of legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and ensuring legitimate patient access by encouraging collaboration between health and enforcement agencies. 

02/08/2016 - 3:54pm

In addition to Medicare savings on prescription drugs, about 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries made use of an annual wellness visit in 2015, some million more than did so in 2014, CMS said. 

02/05/2016 - 1:04pm

According to the bill, people would be able to use their HSA account to pay for OTC medicines, as well as up to $1,000 per year in dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies. 

02/02/2016 - 5:34pm

CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported. 

01/28/2016 - 2:39pm

The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)

 

 

01/26/2016 - 11:53am
The Jan. 19 "Frontline" report on the dangers of supplements is evidence that even as the dietary supplement industry has made significant strides toward cleaning up its image, there may still be some work to do.