09/13/2011 - 9:19am

Watson Labs has begun shipping a drug designed to treat partial onset seizures in patients with epilepsy.

09/12/2011 - 11:26am

Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

09/12/2011 - 11:02am

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and AT&T on Monday announced an initiative to evaluate the use of mobile devices to deliver diabetes self-management training within an underserved minority community in Dallas.

09/12/2011 - 10:51am

Healthcare giant WellPoint has inked a deal with IBM whereby it will develop applications using IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to deliver healthcare information to patients.

09/12/2011 - 10:40am

McKesson on Monday announced the creation of a new division: McKesson Specialty Health.

09/12/2011 - 10:26am

The blockbuster movie release of "Contagion" this past weekend may drive more people to seek out their flu shot, proposed the director of the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness.

09/12/2011 - 10:13am

Genentech has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for treating skin cancer, the drug maker said Monday.

09/09/2011 - 4:06pm

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is calling on Congress to scrutinize the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco and, in a letter submitted Friday to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, outlined the “problems” it believes would result from the mega-merger.

09/09/2011 - 1:21pm

"The axis of the healthcare system is shifting toward more accessible and collaborative models,” and both pharmacists and nurse practitioners are “well-positioned to have a substantial impact in a post-reform environment.” That was a key message that Walgreens chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus had for attendees of Forum 11, the annual meeting of the Care Continuum Alliance in San Francisco on Friday.