December 4, 2013

The program to vaccinate children against chickenpox introduced in 1996 does not seem to be behind an increase in recent years in the number of cases of shingles, according to a new study.

October 9, 2013

Flu is at the top of the list of diseases older adults plan to ask about, according to results from a new Harris Interactive consumer awareness survey, sponsored by Merck. Most of the more than 600 surveyed adults age 60 years and older are at least somewhat likely to ask their healthcare professional about preventing the flu this year, and are significantly more likely to ask about this than prevention of such other potentially serious diseases as shingles.

December 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for reducing the severity of chickenpox symptoms, the agency said.

July 9, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its vaccination offerings in Florida to include shingles and pneumonia.

April 2, 2012

Two drug makers have finalized the design of a late-stage clinical trial for a vaccine against a common virus that can cause complications later in life.

October 10, 2011

Depomed has launched a new drug for treating shingles, the drug maker said Monday.

April 25, 2011

The pharmacist isn’t just someone in a white coat who hands out bottles of pills anymore. The role of pharmacists has been changing and expanding dramatically over the last several years.

Now, pharmacists in all 50 states can offer a service previously reserved for doctors and nurses: 
administering vaccinations. Retail pharmacies across the country are racing to join the immunization trend, with Weis Markets recently announcing that it would spend the year making sure all its pharmacists were trained to give vaccinations. 


March 29, 2011

A decision by the Food and Drug Administration to lower the age at which patients can receive a vaccine for shingles opens the door for pharmacists to administer it to more patients.

March 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine for shingles in older patients.

March 24, 2011

Sandoz has introduced an authorized generic version of a herpes treatment made by parent company Novartis, the company said Thursday.

February 14, 2011

With shingles vaccines widely reported to be in short supply from some healthcare providers, Walgreens on Monday announced the expansion of its availability of Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals ages 60 years and older — and now is offering shingles vaccinations daily at more than 2,000 Walgreens stores and Take Care Clinics.

August 10, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing kidney transplant patients to use a drug for...

August 10, 2010

Supervalu is offering shingles vaccinations at more than 800 of its in-store pharmacies within the...

June 9, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for herpes...

March 21, 2010

A once-a-day formulation of a Pfizer drug potentially could capture half of the market for...

January 12, 2010

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced the launch of a national shingles vaccination and education campaign...