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.

 

December 4, 2014

The number of drugstore sponsored flu clinics at the workplace is expected to triple by 2017

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

This flu season, Rexall has partnered with Amref Health Africa to launch “Shot For Shot,” a campaign committed to providing life-saving vaccinations to children that need it most.

November 24, 2014

American Well is among the first healthcare providers to see an uptick in online visits associated with influenza-like symptoms.

November 17, 2014

A recent study by Field Agent examined what consumers are planning to do to keep themselves and their families healthy this fall.

November 12, 2014

Working women are powering through their cough-cold and flu symptoms and relying on drug store visits to get them through the workday, according to a new survey by WorkPlace Impact.

November 10, 2014

A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases released Monday found that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. 

November 3, 2014

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for nonhuman primates against the Ebola virus.

 

November 3, 2014

Protein Sciences Corp. last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Flublok influenza vaccine for all adults ages 18 years and older.