May 20, 2011

The Louisiana State Senate has given the green light to legislation that would expand pharmacy's ability to administer immunizations, and now the House of Representatives is slated to vote on the legislation in the coming days. The passage of SB 60 is important because expanding the pharmacist's ability to administer vaccinations is a relatively low-cost way to expand access and ultimately improve outcomes.

April 21, 2011

An Ohio Department of Health study released Wednesday estimated that Ohio’s H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations and 310,402 cases of influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The study also estimated that Ohio’s vaccination efforts saved the state $8.4 million in H1N1-related hospitalization costs.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 24, 2011

Influenza activity in the United States decreased across several indicators, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, though the agency projected that illness rates for the season have not yet peaked.

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

September 19, 2010

Kmart Pharmacy's more than 900 walk-in flu clinics will be open through Nov. 15 for...

August 30, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement regarding its recommendations for routine use...

August 22, 2010

In the aftermath of the H1N1 flu pandemic that dominated airwaves during last year’s cough-cold-flu...

May 16, 2010

Only 12% of adults think they had the flu this past winter, fewer than the...

March 30, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still is recommending people who have not yet...

March 28, 2010

More people felt the 2009-2010 cough-cold season was “about the same” or only “slightly worse”...

February 25, 2010

A panel of immunization experts reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

February 22, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Monday recommended...

February 18, 2010

Patients who received a dose of between 5 and 45 micrograms of an investigational flu...

February 18, 2010

During a press conference held Thursday, the World Health Organization updated the status of the...

February 17, 2010

For the week ended Feb. 6, visits to doctors for influenza-like illness nationally increased slightly...

January 17, 2010

Healthcare professionals got a big “thank you” from the head of the Food and Drug...

January 14, 2010

Regional pharmacy chain Kerr Drug is gearing up for an H1N1 outbreak this spring, despite...

January 10, 2010

Rite Aid on Monday announced that it is joining the nationwide effort this week to...

January 7, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged the public and healthcare professionals...

January 7, 2010

A scientific white paper released last month suggests humidifiers may play an important role in...

January 7, 2010

An organization catering to the drug retailing industry applauded the Department of Health and Human...

January 6, 2010

HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday released the National Health Security Strategy, the nation’s first...

January 3, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to advocate getting the H1N1 influenza...