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. 

 

February 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged early on in the 2014-15 season that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant H3N2 flu virus, which set the stage for a strong season. Annual sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise for the first two months of the season.

February 5, 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 3, 2015

The heaviest concentration of flu activity for the week beginning Feb. 2 is in the South Central United States, according to the latest Walgreens Flu Index report.

 

January 29, 2015

Rite Aid reported a 4.8% increase in same-store sales benefiting in part from a strong flu season to date.

 

January 29, 2015

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

 

January 27, 2015

Flu incidence is not ony predominant but still on the rise across Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

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.