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August 30, 2011

A new study has identified six new genetic variants associated with Type 2 diabetes among South Asians.

August 29, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new cancer drug made by Pfizer, the drug maker said.

August 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference opened Sunday with remarks by conference chairman and Walgreens divisional VP government and community relations Debbie Garza, who highlighted the value of community pharmacy and urged attendees to engage to ensure the vitality of pharmacy's future.

August 29, 2011

Top officials at Google knew about ads for online black-market pharmacies displayed on the Internet search giant's website, according to published reports.

August 29, 2011

Safeway is helping customers prepare for the flu season by offering a new deal for those that get inoculated at its pharmacies.

August 26, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Thursday announced its Children's AccuDial line of pediatric medications featuring the company’s accurate weight-based dosing label has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.

August 26, 2011

Increases in vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus are trailing increases in rates for two other vaccines recommended for teens and preteens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

August 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Shire for a rare autoimmune condition, the agency said.

August 26, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to states to boost prevention and public health initiatives, including support for smoking-cessation programs and vaccinations.

August 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating chronic pain, a J&J subsidiary said Friday.

August 26, 2011

Kroger has announced that it is offering early flu vaccinations for patients within its 1,900 pharmacy locations nationwide and at the 79 Little Clinic locations in select stores.

August 26, 2011

An enzyme found in the mitochondria of cells decreased in the skeletal muscle of those with Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

August 26, 2011

Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which is an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the availability of seasonal flu shots for individuals, families and employer groups.

August 26, 2011

Half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

August 25, 2011

Amgen has launched an educational campaign that targets women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures.

August 25, 2011

AstraZeneca is offering a discount savings program for its prescription acid reflux disease treatment.

August 25, 2011

Hi-Tech Pharmacal has acquired marketing and distribution rights for a product designed to treat coughs and upper respiratory symptoms associated with an allergy or a cold.

August 25, 2011

Physical inactivity may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

August 24, 2011

Omega-3 sourced from dietary supplements may be more beneficial to a healthy diet than omega-3 sourced from conventional food, according to a new meta-analysis published in July by the Public Library of Science Genetics.

August 23, 2011

Publix announced that it now offers free 30-day supplies (up to 30 tablets) of lisinopril to customers with a prescription for the medication.

August 23, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a chemotherapy drug made by Sandoz, the drug maker said Tuesday.

August 23, 2011

A new study published in Pediatrics found that young people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes missed out on routine tests that are recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

August 22, 2011

A new drug made by AstraZeneca is available in pharmacies following its regulatory approval in July, the company said Monday.

August 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced the "You vs. Flu" campaign, which is supported by more than 20,000 immunizing healthcare professionals who will vaccinate patients every day, no appointment needed, at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

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