Content about Aging-associated diseases

February 22, 2011

In line with American Heart Month, Boehringer Ingelheim's Micardis has introduced a cardiovascular risk-reduction calculator, designed to assess patients' cardiovascular risk.

February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month, and a professional group representing the country’s pharmacists is using that as an opportunity to encourage the public to learn how to prevent heart disease from the most easily accessible members of the healthcare system.

February 14, 2011

An investigational drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb works better than aspirin in reducing the risk of complications in certain patients with heart rhythm problems, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

February 4, 2011

The cardiovascular drug market will turn into a difficult conquest in the years to come as it increasingly will be dominated by generics, but that isn’t stopping drug companies from continuing to develop treatments — 299 of them, according to a recent report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America — for high cholesterol, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and other heart-related conditions.

February 2, 2011

A new report developed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America revealed that nearly 300 heart disease and stroke medicines are in development.

February 1, 2011

Pharmacy and health policy advocates endlessly tout the cost-saving 
benefits of improved medication adherence. In January, CVS Caremark put more teeth into that argument with some dramatic new findings that should get the attention of every health plan payer.


January 6, 2011

Patients with one or more out of four chronic diseases studied who take their medications as prescribed may save the healthcare system as much as $7,800 per patient annually, according to findings of a new CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period.

January 5, 2011

BOLOGNA, Italy — Data from a new study by scientists in Italy could help physicians calculate patients’ risks for Alzheimer’s disease and heart attacks. Researchers at the University of Bologna said they found a common genetic link between heart attacks and Alzheimer’s, according to results of a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


January 5, 2011

BALTIMORE — If the government paid for drug cost incentives for Medicare patients with congestive heart failure, the program could recoup those costs and more by spending less on expensive hospitalizations for patients. 


That finding was one of several to emerge from research conducted by pharmacy students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The four students presented their findings on elderly drug adherence at the annual meeting of the Gerontology Society of America in New Orleans.

November 22, 2010

Blood pressure monitor manufacturer Omron Healthcare is working with the American Heart Association to promote heart health ...

November 21, 2010

A cholesterol-lowering drug made by Merck appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes...

November 7, 2010

According to a study published in the November edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal...

November 3, 2010

Nearly 100 drugs are in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report...

October 14, 2010

New research has found a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of developing Type 2...

October 6, 2010

Bayer Consumer Care and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease on Wednesday...

October 3, 2010

Privately owned drug-development company ProteoTech will work with a Chinese company to develop a drug...

September 26, 2010

Omron Healthcare earlier this month joined forces with “The Dr. Oz Show” in an integrated...

September 16, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review a regulatory approval application for a...

September 12, 2010

Diabetes quickly has grown into one of the top disease epidemics in the United States,...

September 9, 2010

A small study conducted by Canadian researchers found factors that may link Type 2 diabetes...

September 7, 2010

The generics division of Pfizer will sell an authorized generic version of a drug used...

September 6, 2010

Biotech drugs for treating Alzheimer’s disease will more than triple the size of the market...

September 1, 2010

Omron Healthcare has joined forces with "The Dr. Oz Show" in an integrated media partnership...

August 16, 2010

Lackluster results have prompted Eli Lilly to stop two late-stage clinical trials of a drug...

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