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 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.


February 1, 2011

PharmaSmart International on Monday announced new advances in its blood-pressure diagnostic and health IT kiosks, including Internet connectivity, patient data tracking and patient health record integration.

January 14, 2011

Walgreens has announced that it is offering free blood pressure testing through Jan. 16 at all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics nationwide, as announced Thursday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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

A designer and manufacturer of digital personal healthcare products has launched a blood-pressure monitoring system for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

December 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure, according to the pharma company.

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 16, 2010

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

October 20, 2010

Combining two antiviral drugs for HIV may raise the risks of life-threatening heart problems, the...

September 27, 2010

The market for hypertension drugs will drop by $3 billion by the end of the...

September 26, 2010

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

September 6, 2010

With September marked as National Cholesterol Education Month, drug maker AstraZeneca is using the occasion...

September 1, 2010

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

August 26, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a single-pill combination of two drugs made by...

August 23, 2010

Drug advertisements that tie disease risks with family history can influence consumers' choice of medications...

August 18, 2010

UnitedHealthcare and Affiliated Associations of America on Thursday announced that complimentary at-home health screening kits...

August 5, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme and Isis Pharmaceuticals have finished late-stage clinical trials of a cholesterol-lowering drug,...

June 28, 2010

An investigational treatment made by Daiichi Sankyo for hypertension significantly lowers blood pressure in patients...

June 20, 2010

A new cholesterol drug made by Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America has become available,...

June 10, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it was evaluating data from two clinical trials...

May 24, 2010

A new study published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, found that cutting sugar-sweetened...

May 24, 2010

The use of at-home blood pressure monitors and Web-based reporting tools that connect clinicians and...