Content about Health & Wellness

December 18, 2013

Blue Diamond Growers, an almond processing and marketing company, announced the results of a recent national survey by Harris Interactive which provided a closer look at Americans' New Year's resolutions.

December 18, 2013

AmerisourceBergen on Wednesday announced a CMS Star measure improvement initiative for members of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy network, a group of more than 3,200 independent pharmacies across the nation.

December 18, 2013

Higi, a consumer-focused health engagement company, has acquired fitness gamification-based platform Earndit.

December 18, 2013

Mylan has acquired rights to an experimental respiratory drug made by Pfizer, Mylan said.

December 18, 2013

Four school districts have won a competition sponsored by Mylan to raise awareness about dangerous allergic reactions, the company said.

December 17, 2013

Price Chopper Supermarkets and CDPHP have joined forces to provide community access to health services and screenings at new health stations,

December 17, 2013

Consumer advocates worry that misconceptions and fears about the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccines are hindering efforts to get children vaccinated, according to a new survey.

December 16, 2013

Since 2005, more than 80% of Americans have rated nurses as having "high" or "very high" honesty and ethical standards, Gallup noted Monday with the release of its latest ethics poll.

December 13, 2013

Flu vaccination prevented an estimated 6.6 million influenza-associated illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday.

December 13, 2013

PharmaSmart International has signed a deal with Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies to supply its kiosks in the Michigan-based retail pharmacy network's stores, PharmaSmart said Friday.

December 12, 2013

Diabetes organizations in several cities are getting a boost in funding from a Danish drug maker that specializes in developing treatments for the disease.

December 12, 2013

Drug maker Shire has launched an online information website for patients in the United States with ulcerative colitis, the company said.

December 12, 2013

Pharmacists have the ability to significantly increase vaccination rates in Canada and save the healthcare system money by reducing the number of hospitalizations due to complications from the flu, according to a new report developed by Shoppers Drug Mart.

December 11, 2013

An Albertsons store in Billings, Mont., is home to a retail clinic staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners who will treat patients for allergies, infections, bug bites, pain and other minor health problems, according to published reports.

December 11, 2013

All children attending day care or preschool in New York must get a flu vaccine by the end of the year, according to published reports.

December 10, 2013

Nearly all patients taking an experimental treatment for hepatitis C developed by AbbVie were cured, the drug maker said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013

A review published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endrocrinology last week determined that low vitamin D levels are not a cause but a consequence of ill health.

December 9, 2013

Swiss drug maker Novartis is providing a vaccine to Princeton University amid an outbreak of potentially fatal meningitis that has affected at least eight students, the university said Monday.

December 9, 2013

Giant Eagle on Monday announced the acquisition of Rx21 Specialty Pharmacy, enabling the company to provide enhanced services to Hepatitis C and organ transplant patients and providers.

December 9, 2013

Two patients in Boston whom researchers had thought were cured of HIV have experienced a relapse of the infection, according to published reports.

December 6, 2013

While a vaccine against measles has been available for 50 years, the disease remains a threat in the United States, particularly when acquired by children entering the country from abroad, according to a new report.

December 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for hepatitis C made by Gilead Sciences, the drug maker said Friday.

December 5, 2013

Meijer will donate up to $10,000 to benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

December 5, 2013

Four drug industry trade groups are suing the board of health in King County, Wash., over a local health ordinance that they say shifts the burden of sustainable disposal of unwanted drugs onto drug companies, according to published reports.

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