June 19, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Thursday announced the launch of Levemir FlexTouch (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), a prefilled insulin delivery mechanism, providing a new way for diabetics to administer their insulin.

June 19, 2014

Rite Aid has increased supplies of the whooping cough booster vaccine, Tdap, at all 578 California locations after the California Department of Public Health reported that the number of whooping cough cases in the state has reached “epidemic proportions.”

June 19, 2014

Walgreens has announced that it is now offering vaccinations that provide protection against pertussis (whooping cough) at all of its more than 600 stores throughout the California, as the California Department of Public Health is urging vaccination with the state reaching epidemic levels of reported whooping cough cases.

June 18, 2014

The U.S. Global Research Program in May issued an 800-page National Climate Assessment report that does not bode well for the more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma — their already terrible symptoms are about to get worse.

June 18, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association serving the dietary supplement industry, testified during a Senate hearing in an effort to demonstrate the industry's commitment to combat deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.

June 18, 2014

In response to an executive order recently signed by Gov. John R. Kasich authorizing licensed pharmacists in Ohio to administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to patients, all of the more than 250 Walgreens pharmacies and 35 Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens throughout Ohio are now offering MMR vaccinations daily with no appointment necessary.

June 17, 2014

The California Department of Public Health announced that the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state has become an epidemic, with 3,458 cases of pertussis reported since June 10.

June 17, 2014

Novartis on Tuesday announced that it had submitted a biologic license application to the Food and Drug Administration for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero.

June 12, 2014

A study published Wednesday on JAMA's website found that diabetes patients taking metformin had a higher risk of all-cause death when insulin was added to their treatment as compared to when sulfonylureas were added to treatment.

June 11, 2014

Skin care brand derma e has teamed up with Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization that distributes vitamins and minerals to at-risk children and mothers in need, to donate $5,000 in 2014, supporting Vitamin Angels on its goal of providing lifesaving and life-changing micronutrients to 40 million children worldwide.

June 11, 2014

Responding to the recent outbreaks of mumps and measles in Ohio, Gov. John R. Kasich has signed an executive order authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine to patients ages 18 years and older.

June 10, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed executive order 2014-04K authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in order to provide those adults who have not yet received this vaccination with additional opportunities to obtain the MMR vaccine.

June 9, 2014

Merck and Idenix Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash.

June 6, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated a health advisory, recommending an inactivated poliovirus booster for adults traveling to countries with an active wild polio virus in circulation.

June 5, 2014

As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals.

June 4, 2014

Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state health officer, last week warned that the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases continue to increase in California.

June 3, 2014

Actavis last week announced that it has reached an agreement with Cephalon to settle all outstanding patent litigation associated with Actavis' generic version of Nuvigil (armodafinil tablets).

June 2, 2014

Surrey, England-based Forme Laboratories, which specializes in menopause dermatology, has brought its Stratum C skin care line developed for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin to women in the United States.

May 30, 2014

Looking to change sunscreen habits for those with darker skin tones, La Roche-Posay and the Women's Dermatologic Society have teamed up to take a stand by not just raising awareness, but encouraging true behavioral change through educating on two key motivators.

May 29, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition refuted any possible link between use of creatine and the recent killings in Santa Barbara, Calif.

May 27, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday reported that many pregnant and breast-feeding women in the United States may be lacking iodine in their diets, which is an essential element for their babies’ brain development, according to a new policy statement, “Iodine Deficiency, Pollutant Chemicals, and the Thyroid: New Information on an Old Problem,” published in the June 2014 issue of Pediatrics.

May 27, 2014

Allergy season is at full strength, and it already seems to be one for the record books. Many patients are turning to their pharmacist to ask about the symptoms they are experiencing and why they feel so much worse than in years past. The answer — simple to some and hard to believe for others — is climate change.

May 27, 2014

According to a Gallup poll released last week, the adult obesity rate is 27.7% thus far in 2014.