Content about Health & Wellness

August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association last week delivered a letter to the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules opposing an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services proposal to sharply decrease Medicaid reimbursements and “slow-walk” reimbursement payments.

August 22, 2011

Sharps Compliance on Monday announced that Walgreens will be the exclusive retailer for the company's Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System.

August 22, 2011

Flu shots are available at every Rite Aid store around the country, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

August 22, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday launched Simplify My Meds, an innovative adherence program that provides pharmacists with the tools to help coordinate patients’ prescription refills to a single day of the month, for its independent community pharmacy members.

August 19, 2011

A new study published in the Annals of Oncology found that a certain breast cancer drug may pose an increased risk of heart problems in elderly patients with a history of heart disease and/or diabetes.

August 19, 2011

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people that practice one or more healthy lifestyle behaviors are likely to live longer.

August 19, 2011

Canada-based drug store chain Loblaw has extended its Get Checked Now diabetes program, the company announced Thursday.

August 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Sandoz is suing Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk over a generic version of a drug used to treat diabetes, according to published reports.

August 19, 2011

Americans that suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension are at risk of developing a common type of glaucoma, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

August 19, 2011

Researchers in Finland said they have confirmed a link between Type 2 diabetes and pesticides known as persistent organic pollutants, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care.

August 19, 2011

Five tobacco companies filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration challenging nine new cigarette warnings as an unconstitutional way of forcing tobacco manufacturers to disseminate the government's anti-smoking message.

August 19, 2011

Udi's Gluten Free Foods has launched a new website that features an informative gluten-free toolkit, enhanced "recipe" section and Facebook integration.

August 18, 2011

Endo Pharmaceuticals has ended its research program and collaboration with Grunenthal.

August 18, 2011

The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour recently offered free health screenings at the 7th Annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair, hosted by Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., earlier this month.

August 18, 2011

With the global biosimilars market expected to expand nearly sixfold by the middle of the decade, market research firm IMS Health is launching a market-measurement tool for drug makers interested in getting into the space, the company said.

August 18, 2011

A provider of urgent care, wellness and employer health services throughout Florida is planning to offer more than 50 jobs statewide.

August 18, 2011

Generic drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has received regulatory approval for a drug designed to treat an enlarged prostate.

August 17, 2011

The American Diabetes Association, with help from drug maker Eli Lilly, once again is hosting a free communitywide event in Atlanta that's designed to educate African-Americans on diabetes management.

August 17, 2011

Becton, Dickinson and Co. now owns the manufacturer of the PhaSeal system.

August 17, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug and companion diagnostic test for the most dangerous type of skin cancer, the agency said Wednesday.

August 17, 2011

Mylan announced Wednesday that it filed with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic version of a drug for migraine headaches made by Endo Pharmaceuticals.

August 17, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "doughnut hole," where they have to pay 100% of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark.

August 17, 2011

GeoPalz on Tuesday announced its partnership with Whole Foods around an endcap featuring the companies line of kid-friendly pedometers.

August 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced that flu vaccinations are now available in all Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacies to help prepare guests for the upcoming flu season.

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