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.

May 8, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that when the risk of catching a disease is high, people are more likely to get vaccinated to protect themselves. This may not be the case, however, according to a study presented May 5 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting.

May 8, 2014

Wegmans Food Markets is making it easy for patients to monitor their blood pressure with a stop to the pharmacy at any store, the company announced Wednesday.

May 8, 2014

Walgreens' new store format encouraging pharmacists to practice at the top of their license has passed muster with the Department of health and Human Services, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

May 7, 2014

The American College of Preventive Medicine has certified RediClinic’s Weigh Forward weight/lifestyle management program as meeting evidence-based standards for healthy weight loss.

May 7, 2014

The Little Clinic continues to expand access to health care in Williamson County, Tenn., with a clinic inside the new Alexander Plaza Kroger store that opened on Wednesday.

May 6, 2014

In a related transaction to Tuesday morning's acquisition of Merck's OTC portfolio, Bayer also agreed to enter into a strategic pharma collaboration in the area of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on sGC modulation.

May 6, 2014

A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that eliminating co-pays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients can significantly improve medication adherence and health outcomes for non-white patients, which suggests that this approach may be an effective strategy for reducing commonly recognized disparities in cardiovascular care related to patient ethnicity and race.

May 6, 2014

URAC, a national accreditation company, has launched a new accreditation program, Community Pharmacy, and CVS/pharmacy has stepped forward to be the first applicant organization to seek community pharmacy accreditation from URAC.

May 6, 2014

Duane Reade released the first update to its app for iPhone including the integration of iBeacon for 10-select Duane Reade locations active as of May 1.

May 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee on Friday voted 11-4 opposed to switching Merck's allergy remedy Singulair from Rx-to-OTC, according to an Associated Press report.

May 6, 2014

Greer Labs announced the launch and commmercial availability of Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy, and Kentucky Blue Grass mixed pollens allergen extract) sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablets.

May 6, 2014

Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period, the Harris Poll reported Tuesday.

May 6, 2014

Pfizer's Nexium 24HR will launch May 27, Pfizer reported in a conference call Monday.

May 6, 2014

In a study released Saturday that included data from more than 3 million children and adolescents from diverse geographic regions of the United States, researchers found that the prevalence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increased significantly between 2001 and 2009.

May 5, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday hired Felecia Tan for the role of AVP sciences and regulatory affairs.

May 5, 2014

Kmart Pharmacy has announced that it is working with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to give Kmart customers and Shop Your Way members access to specialty medications.

May 5, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for injection, to include home administration.

May 5, 2014

Target has announced that two Brunet Target affiliated pharmacies are now open at the Brossard and Sainte-Dorothée Target store locations.

May 5, 2014

The World Health Organization on Monday released a statement concerning the international spread of poliovirus.

May 2, 2014

AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's $106 billion bid for the company Friday morning.

May 2, 2014

Bayer is negotiating for Merck's consumer health business in a deal worth $14 billion, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

May 2, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2086 in to law.

May 2, 2014

An average of $3.9 billion per year in avoidable healthcare utilization costs would be realized if all U.S. adults older than 55 years diagnosed with age-related eye disease were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at preventive intake levels, according to a new economic report released Thursday by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.