February 10, 2014

DSN recently sat down with Martie Moore, chief nursing officer at Medline, to discuss this year's virulent flu season and what efforts caretakers can take to help stop the spread of the flu.

June 26, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

June 10, 2015

"Despite living in a digital age, no one else has yet addressed ... common health issues in a mobile format," Sumeet Narula of McNeil Consumer Healthcare said regarding its recent app launch. 

June 8, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising clinicians to be on the lookout for a new bird flu. 

June 8, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration hopes to boost the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this coming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 

June 4, 2015

Flublok uses an egg-free system, which means that manufacturing it doesn’t require influenza virus or antibiotics.

May 20, 2015

Prevention remains a priority for consumers heading into cough-cold season, as evidenced by the sales of two brands well known for their immunity-boosting benefits.

March 17, 2015

Walgreens has announced the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending flu index examining aggregate prescription data.

March 16, 2015

Intradermal quadrivalent flu vaccine found to be more productive than trivalent vaccine, according to Saint Louis University research.

March 13, 2015

Beset by rising costs, a fast-growing elderly population and a critical shortage of primary care doctors, the nation’s health system is desperately in search of ways to lower costs through disease prevention and better access to quality care.

March 11, 2015

A new MIT study published Wednesday suggests that a more powerful H1N1 influenza strain may be making its way through India. 

March 4, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season.

March 4, 2015

The brand's latest survey was designed to help understand the impact of the common cold and/or flu at the individual level.

 

February 27, 2015

ACIP on Thursday recommended that children ages 6 months and older get an annual influenza vaccine with no preference stated for either the nasal spray vaccine or the flu shot.

February 27, 2015

Nine-in-10 consumers who opted for a needle-free flu shot this season would choose that option again and recommend it to family and friends. 

February 26, 2015

Protein Sciences expanded Flublok distribution through Cardinal, McKesson this week. 

February 24, 2015

According to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, flu activity is no longer picking up across the West Coast and in Texas. 

February 23, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported several influenza hot spots across the nation. 

February 17, 2015

The flu is making its way to the Southeastern United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.

February 10, 2015

This year's incidence of flu continues to remain strongest across the South, expecially in Texas and its bordering states.

 

February 6, 2015

As many as 43% of women keep a cough-cold product in their desk during the winter months, “just in case” they get sick, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WorkPlace Impact.

 

February 6, 2015

Despite the fact that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t match up well with this year’s predominant flu strain, there were slightly more people getting their flu shots through early November 2014 than there were last season at that time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. 

 

February 6, 2015

Long before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant flu virus, sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise.  According to IRI data for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 30, 2014, sales of cold/allergy/sinus liquids and powders were up 15% to $318.9 million across total U.S. multioutlets. And while much of that uptick in sales can be attributed to the new allergy remedy Nasacort 24HR, sales of traditional cold remedies were up significantly as well. 

 

February 6, 2015

They’re singing the blues in Knoxville, Tenn., ranked the No. 1 sickest city in the United States for the week beginning Jan. 12, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index.