May 3, 2012

Walgreens and Take Care Clinics once again are offering free blood-pressure testing every day throughout the month in honor of National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

May 2, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it is supporting Million Hearts during National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May through a number of patient-focused initiatives.

April 12, 2012

AstraZeneca has launched a new drug for treating high blood pressure, the company said Thursday.

April 2, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched generic versions of two blood pressure drugs made by Sanofi, Teva said Monday.

March 16, 2012

Another generic drug maker has joined efforts to challenge the patent on a drug made by Forest Labs for treating hypertension.

February 8, 2012

Takeda Pharmaceutical has launched a drug for treating high blood pressure in adults, the company said.

February 1, 2012

Of all the diseases labeled “silent killers,” heart disease is the one that gets that epithet most often. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, since 1900, there has been only one year in which heart disease wasn’t the deadliest disease in the country.

February 1, 2012

Walgreens on Monday promised to donate $1 to the American Heart Association, up to $100,000, for each complimentary blood-pressure test conducted in February at a Walgreens pharmacy or Take Care Clinic.

December 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for high blood pressure made by Takeda, the drug maker said.

December 20, 2011

A hike in blood pressure during middle age significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke, according to new Northwestern Medicine research released Monday.

November 28, 2011

A study published online earlier this month by the American Journal of Cardiology concluded that supplementation with vitamin D conferred substantial survival benefits, specifically in patients with documented deficiency.

October 19, 2011

Many of this country's 80 million baby boomers who take medications for such conditions as pain, high cholesterol, hypertension and even depression are not aware that some of those medications could lead them to seek relief from occasional constipation.

October 18, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation announced Tuesday the launch of a cardiovascular health initiative.

October 14, 2011

Despite declines in the number of Americans reporting coronary heart disease, rates vary widely between states and between racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 11, 2011

Patients with one or more of four chronic diseases who take their medications as prescribed may save the healthcare system as much as $7,800 per patient annually, according to the findings of a CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period.


September 14, 2011

As part of the launch of the Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts campaign on Tuesday, HHS identified several key association partners, including the National Community Pharmacist Association and the American Pharmacists Association.

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 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.

June 20, 2011

CVS/pharmacy spent the last couple of months sponsoring nearly 300 free screening and consultation events in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia targeting African-American communities. 


Part of the chain’s To Your Health program, the events were an extension of the A Su Salud events targeting Hispanic customers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Miami. To Your Health started in Atlanta on April 17, moving on to Washington, D.C., on June 12 and Philadelphia on June 19.


June 20, 2011

Improving patients’ beliefs about their medication therapies may significantly improve medication adherence, according to a set of studies sponsored by drug maker Merck and presented last month at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s 16th annual international meeting in Baltimore.


June 3, 2011

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic locations are offering a free diabetes monitoring package this summer, the company announced on Friday.

May 31, 2011

A woman's risk of developing a type of diabetes typically caused by pregnancy can be identified up to seven years prior to becoming pregnant, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.

May 24, 2011

A drug made by Daiichi-Sankyo was safe and effective in maintaining reductions in blood pressure in older patients, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s 26th annual meeting in New York.

April 15, 2011

Takeda Pharmaceutical has launched a new treatment for high blood pressure, the company said Friday.