December 3, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set aside the week of Dec. 5 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

December 3, 2010

In preparation for the National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a press conference Friday afternoon to raise awareness around the universal need for people to be protected against influenza. “It’s a week that we typically highlight the importance of the flu vaccine,” Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, told reporters. During a typical season, he said, most influenza incidents begin picking up in December. “Flu activity is now increasing across the country, and the flu season is well underway,” Koh said. “If you’ve been thinking about getting vaccinated for influenza, now is a very good time to do so.”

December 3, 2010

United Supermarkets' family of stores is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering customers a $20 flu vaccine special.

December 3, 2010

The Specialty Pharmacy Nursing Network has entered a partnership with ViroPharma’s CinryzeSolutions support program, a training and monitoring program for patients using ViroPharma’s Cinryze (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) who wish to administer the drug themselves.

December 3, 2010

Pharmacy advocates are using every tool they can to spread the message that pharmacists bring a lot more than prescription services to the healthcare table. So how about a 341-ft. digital billboard looming above Times Square?

December 1, 2010

For the week ended Nov. 20, influenza activity increased slightly across the Southeast while remaining relatively low throughout the rest of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

December 1, 2010

One hundred new drugs and vaccines are in development to treat HIV/AIDS and related conditions, according to a new report by a pharmaceutical industry trade group.

November 30, 2010

Walgreens is making a high-impact health statement to mark World AIDS Day that will be hard to ignore.

November 29, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is encouraging African-Americans to get a seasonal flu shot as African-Americans have lower influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates, compared with the rest of the population

November 24, 2010

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, one of the greatest advances has been antiviral drugs that have helped extend the lives of patients with viral infections.

November 22, 2010

Johnson & Johnson is recalling millions of packages of OTC drugs for allergies and pain due to manufacturing problems ...

November 22, 2010

NEW YORK A daily dose of an anti-retroviral pill appears to prevent HIV infection, according to results of a study conducted by University of California at San Francisco researchers, published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

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

November 21, 2010

A new line of hand soaps promises a luxurious scent at an affordable price ...

November 21, 2010

NYC New York Color, a Coty brand, is gearing up for spring 2011 ...

November 21, 2010

Drug maker OcuSoft has launched a prescription supplement designed to enhance botulinum toxin injections, the...

November 21, 2010

Vaseline Intensive Rescue, a Unilever brand, is on a mission to rescue dry skin this...

November 18, 2010

No matter how you slice it, the flexible spending account changes that are part of...

November 17, 2010

Consumers wanting to keep their homes smelling of fresh-cut trees during the holidays can look...

November 16, 2010

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has recommended expanded approval of a vaccine for...

November 16, 2010

Inko's line of ready-to-drink white teas has expanded to include two new flavors....

November 16, 2010

Patients taking an investigational treatment for cardiovascular disease showed big improvements in cholesterol levels, according...

November 15, 2010

Biopharmaceutical company Oragenics has expanded retail distribution of its oral care probiotic EvoraPlus through an...

November 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control...