February 1, 2011

Pharmacy and health policy advocates endlessly tout the cost-saving 
benefits of improved medication adherence. In January, CVS Caremark put more teeth into that argument with some dramatic new findings that should get the attention of every health plan payer.


February 1, 2011

PharmaSmart International on Monday announced new advances in its blood-pressure diagnostic and health IT kiosks, including Internet connectivity, patient data tracking and patient health record integration.

January 21, 2011

Obesity rates continue to soar among the U.S. population, particularly in children. And the result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, leads both to “psychosocial problems and to cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, high cholesterol and abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes.”

January 14, 2011

Walgreens has announced that it is offering free blood pressure testing through Jan. 16 at all Walgreens pharmacies and Take Care Clinics nationwide, as announced Thursday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

January 7, 2011

Almost $8,000 a year in healthcare savings, per patient. That’s how much patients with congestive heart failure could save the U.S. healthcare system simply by taking their medications as prescribed, an exhaustive, three-year study by CVS Caremark concluded.

January 6, 2011

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

December 28, 2010

Health professionals worry that little is known about the long-term effects of many drugs — which have been tested extensively on adult-patient populations — on children.

December 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure, according to the pharma company.

November 22, 2010

Blood pressure monitor manufacturer Omron Healthcare is working with the American Heart Association to promote heart health ...

November 3, 2010

Two scientific papers published in Nutrition Reviews and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition addressed...

September 27, 2010

The market for hypertension drugs will drop by $3 billion by the end of the...

September 26, 2010

Omron Healthcare earlier this month joined forces with “The Dr. Oz Show” in an integrated...

September 12, 2010

Diabetes quickly has grown into one of the top disease epidemics in the United States,...

September 9, 2010

A small study conducted by Canadian researchers found factors that may link Type 2 diabetes...

September 1, 2010

Omron Healthcare has joined forces with "The Dr. Oz Show" in an integrated media partnership...

August 31, 2010

Improving medication adherence will require bringing multiple methods together in order to be successful, Pharmacy...

August 26, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a single-pill combination of two drugs made by...

July 18, 2010

Mylan subsidiary Mylan Technologies has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for...

July 6, 2010

In an effort to curb chronic diseases, CVS/pharmacy and the 50 Million Pound Challenge are...

June 28, 2010

An investigational treatment made by Daiichi Sankyo for hypertension significantly lowers blood pressure in patients...

June 10, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it was evaluating data from two clinical trials...

May 24, 2010

A new study published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, found that cutting sugar-sweetened...

May 24, 2010

The use of at-home blood pressure monitors and Web-based reporting tools that connect clinicians and...

May 5, 2010

A Forest Labs drug used to treat mild to moderate hypertension “significantly” reduced blood pressure...