January 21, 2015

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, has developed a fun guide of common germ alter egos.

January 20, 2015

Flu incidence has spread from the central United States and picked up across the West between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19.

 

January 16, 2015

A report published in the Jan. 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report estimates that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced a person’s risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by 23% among people of all ages.

January 14, 2015

As cold and flu stories continue to monopolize airwaves, a new study reports that people still look to power through with daily life when ill. 

January 13, 2015

The flu is beginning to proliferate across the West, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report released Tuesday. 

January 12, 2015

Halfway through the 2014-15 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antiviral medications are being underutilized. 

January 9, 2015

Influenza activity is becoming more prevalent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, tracking influenza-like activity for the week ended Jan. 3. 

January 8, 2015

Bartell Drugs continues its extensive seasonal flu vaccination program at all of its 63 locations and currently has supplies of physician-prescribed antiviral medications to treat flu illness, the company has announced.

January 7, 2015

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting such lung-specific diseases as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

January 5, 2015

About half the country is experiencing high levels of flu activity.

 

January 5, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta can now offer flu screenings in store — a first for Canadian pharmacies.

December 23, 2014

The South is experiencing high flu activity as Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana lead the list of top 10 states, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

December 22, 2014

Stop & Shop is reminding shoppers that it is not too late to get a flu shot.

December 19, 2014

The overwhelming majority of GlaxoSmithKline shareholders on Thursday approved the proposed transaction with Novartis.

December 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association is reminding the 250 million people who visit the pharmacy each week to utilize their relationship with their neighborhood pharmacist to meet their health care and information needs during the cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

Iodine, developer of health information website Iodine.com, on Wednesday launched a new Web app for cold and flu season.

December 18, 2014

For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot.

December 16, 2014

The flu continues to pick up in pockets of the Midwest and across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report, a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity.

December 15, 2014

There’s concerning news about this flu season as, according to a HealthDay News report, fewer than half of Americans still haven’t gotten their flu shot.

December 12, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur announced that the FDA approved the supplemental biologics license application for Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent vaccine.

December 9, 2014

Flu activity is picking up across the South, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

December 8, 2014

For the second week, influenza-like activity tracked above the national baseline, according to the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, indicating that this year's season is officially underway. The trajectory of illness rates are tracking ahead of the past two years, which suggests this season has the potential to be a severe season. 

December 8, 2014

Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain, but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

December 5, 2014

Early data suggests that the current 2014-15 flu season could be severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.