October 5, 2012

In partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it had taken action against more than 4,100 Internet pharmacies that illegally sell unapproved drugs to consumers.

October 4, 2012

Membership-based retailer Sam's Club is offering free health screenings for women, the company said.

October 3, 2012

Independence Blue Cross announced that it has expanded members' access to care by adding coverage for treatment at urgent care centers and retail clinics, and also has developed a new Web tool to help members locate these facilities.

October 3, 2012

Vichy Laboratoires has announced three new launches for October: Normaderm Total Mat, ProEven All-in-One Flawless Mineral BB Cream and ProEven Daily Eye Corrector.

September 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has launched a campaign designed to educate consumers about online rogue pharmacies, the agency said Friday.

September 28, 2012

Sticker shock is often a major factor in any person's purchasing decisions, but while deciding to put off buying a new car might not have catastrophic consequences, not filling a prescription because it costs too much can.

September 18, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a new free Web-based application, MappyHealth, which utilizes Twitter to help track health concerns at the community level in real time.

September 6, 2012

The Cetaphil line of cleansers and moisturizers from Galderma Labs has teamed up with Camp Wonder, an initiative of the Children's Skin Disease Foundation, and will sponsor the organization by donating a portion of the proceeds of a special-edition moisturizing cream, available exclusively at Walgreens.

September 5, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has issued a consumer advisory — as a result of suspected criminal activity — regarding a number of defective lots of Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons that may pose public health risks to consumers.

September 4, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a cancer drug made by Novartis for a type of brain cancer in children, the agency said.

August 30, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a biosimilar drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for a condition that results from certain chemotherapy treatments, the drug maker said Thursday.

August 17, 2012

While SoloHealth is placing advanced healthcare technology in stores, Ford Motor Co. recently announced that it is introducing healthcare technology into cars with IMS Health’s Allergy Alert app, now compatible with Ford SYNC AppLink.

August 17, 2012

The idea of pharmacists as the most accessible healthcare professionals isn't just some hokey marketing gimmick: It's a readily observable fact, and one that will become increasingly important as retail pharmacies and retail clinics play a greater role on the front lines of care.

August 16, 2012

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 25 million adults and children across the country were diagnosed with rhinitis, or hay fever, within the last 12 months, which may lead many to believe they’ve caught an early-season cold.

August 15, 2012

Children who take a class of opioid pain relievers after certain surgeries may be at risk of death, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

August 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a voice-guided injection device made by Sanofi for severe allergic reactions, the drug maker said Monday.

August 1, 2012

"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," goes the line from the famous baseball anthem. For some people, however, that innocuous lyric is a ticket to the hospital, or worse.

July 27, 2012

MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states and the District of Columbia, is gearing up for the back-to-school season by reminding parents that it is a one-stop location where students can get their required vaccinations and sports and college physicals as four states issue new immunization mandates.

July 23, 2012

Less than one-third of people take the basic steps necessary to preserve eye sight, according to a Bausch + Lomb global survey released last week.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 16, 2012

Stopping a viral pandemic of any kind presents a major challenge that historically has often taken decades or even centuries, as occurred in the cases of polio and smallpox. But stopping or even slowing a pandemic is made all the more difficult when people who carry the virus face stigma and ignorance from their families, communities and governments.


July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

July 2, 2012

Retail pharmacies have been offering testing for diseases ranging from high cholesterol to cancer for years, but offering HIV testing presents a whole new realm of possibilities and challenges.

June 27, 2012

A bill passed in the Senate will provide measures to speed up the development of treatments for people who desperately need them.