September 11, 2015

Repatha is one in a new class of cholesterol medications called PSCK9 (proprotein convertase substilisin kexin type 9) inhibitors, which are potentially an alternative to statins.

September 2, 2015

Sam’s Club on Wednesday announced that it will provide a fifth year of free diabetes screenings for the public.

August 28, 2015

Amgen announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its new cholesterol treatment Repatha (evolocumab) injection.

August 10, 2015

Experts from the CVS Health Research Institute, writing today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are calling for a reconsideration of treatment guidelines for high cholesterol as PCSK9 inhibitors hit the market.

July 27, 2015

The Food and Drug administration announced Friday that it had approved Praluent (alirocumab), a cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor injection. 

July 15, 2015

The new guidelines have been expected to increase the number of statin-eligible adults by almost 13 million.

June 30, 2015

Sam's Club's monthly complementary health screenings represent approximately $150 in tests. 

June 10, 2015

The free “His Health” screenings are confidential and available at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy. 

February 17, 2015

CVS Health weighs in on the next chapter in the debate about the impact of expensive drugs on the healthcare system in a commentary that appears today on the Health Affairs blog.

February 11, 2015

Sam's Club will be showing its love to its customers this Valentine's Day with the offering of a free heart health screening.

January 27, 2015

Bartell Drugs has announced that it is spotlighting American Heart Month as it celebrates its 125th anniversary by offering heart-healthy screenings in all 63 store locations.

January 9, 2015

As the healthcare system increasingly moves toward value-based payments and accountable care, efficient prevention and a reduction in downstream healthcare costs will be shared by a broader team of providers, and retail pharmacies ought to be part of this conversation. That was a key message of an article authored by several CVS Health executives.

January 5, 2015

Sam’s Club Pharmacies will host 10 free monthly health screenings nationwide in 2015 for members and non-members, covering a wide range of tests to manage and discover potential health issues.

November 17, 2014

People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood-pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

October 2, 2014

Sam’s Club Pharmacies announced Thursday it will host free women’s health screenings to both members and non-members on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 2, 2014

Seroyal on Wednesday announced the Canadian release of Genestra Brands Statin Care, a balanced nutritional supplement formulated to provide nutritional support for patients taking statin medications.

September 15, 2014

A new study by researchers at CVS Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that patients who took a generic statin were more likely to be adherent to their medication than those starting on a branded drug.

September 3, 2014

To help encourage early detection of diabetes in communities around the United States, Sam’s Club Pharmacy will host free diabetes screenings to both members and non-members on Sept. 13.

September 1, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation on Thursday released a report touting the important heart-healthy benefits of phytosterols — compounds found in plants that can lower cholesterol. 

June 4, 2014

Sam’s Club on Monday announced it is dedicating its free health screening event on Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to helping more men learn about risk factors and how to stay healthy.

May 14, 2014

About half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days during 2007-2010, and 1-in-10 took five or more, according to "Health, United States, 2013," the government’s annual, comprehensive report on the nation’s health that was released Wednesday.

May 8, 2014

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3% are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health.

March 21, 2014

New guidelines for using statins to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease are projected to result in 12.8 million more U.S. adults taking the drugs, according to a research team led by Duke Medicine scientists.

March 12, 2014

A new study suggests that calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles, and much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels.