January 26, 2012

Pharmacists in Florida are hoping to expand the kinds of vaccinations they can administer, according to published reports.

January 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Pfizer vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults ages 50 years and older, the company said.

December 1, 2011

Cases of whooping cough have been increasing in the Milwaukee area, according to published reports.

September 29, 2011

DSE Healthcare Solutions reached out to volunteers with recurrent urinary tract infections through social media sites for a 12-week Cystex challenge.

September 29, 2011

Costco Wholesale is calling on the farms that grow cantaloupes and the companies that ship them to be more vigilant in preventing contamination amid one of the deadliest outbreaks of foodborne disease in recent history, according to published reports.

September 14, 2011

A new resistant strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus may be on the rise due to the frequent use of over-the-counter antibacterial ointments, according to a study to be published in the October issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

September 6, 2011

The number of antibiotic prescriptions sought for acute respiratory infections decreased by 24% between 1993 and 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly" report.

August 16, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that it is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough on a walk-in basis.

June 28, 2011

A new multimedia public service campaign that is designed to help families prevent food poisoning in the home has made its debut.

April 21, 2011

Rite Aid is selling whooping cough vaccines to parents in California at a reduced price, the retailer said Thursday.

April 21, 2011

Merck and Sanofi Pasteur have started a late-stage clinical trial of a combination vaccine for six childhood diseases, the companies said Thursday.

March 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical pain treatment made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, the drug maker said Thursday.

February 18, 2011

A recent Prestige Brands survey linked certain professions to a propensity for sore throats. The careers most commonly associated with sore-throat pain were singers (53%) and auctioneers (40%). Healthcare workers (47%) and teachers (37%) also were perceived to be at risk due to their potential exposure to airborne illnesses. Almost 3-out-of-4 of those sore-throat sufferers also were under the weather from a cold or flu.

January 25, 2011

Pittsburgh and Green Bay, Wis., retailers ought to have plenty of sore throat remedies in preparation for the Super Bowl — 28% of sore throat sufferers got that pain by cheering and screaming, according to a new study released Tuesday by Prestige Brands.

December 15, 2010

Prestige Brands last month announced the introduction of Little Colds Honey Elixir, a nonmedicated treatment for cough and sore throat, as the newest addition to the Little Remedies line.

November 14, 2010

Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and...

October 13, 2010

Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over...

October 3, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, announced on Monday that treatment of...

September 9, 2010

Close to 400 drugs and vaccines are in development for fighting infectious diseases, according to...

September 8, 2010

According to a recent survey of women ages 18 to 24 years commissioned by the...

August 19, 2010

An anti-inflammatory drug approved 60 years ago may help fight against a fungal infection of...

May 13, 2010

It is “appropriate” for healthcare professionals to continue use of GlaxoSmithKline’s rotavirus vaccine Rotarix and...

May 10, 2010

The benefits of vaccinating babies against rotavirus outweigh the theoretical risks of porcine circovirus found...

May 4, 2010

Sandoz has launched a generic antibiotic for pneumonia and acute sinus infections, the generics arm...