October 7, 2011

It seems that boosting high-density lipoproteins levels, also known as "good" cholesterol, can help diabetes patients reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

October 7, 2011

Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca has settled patent infringement lawsuits that it filed against two companies that had sought to market generic versions of one of its drugs.

October 7, 2011

A popular breast cancer treatment may pose an increased risk of diabetes among older women, according to a new study.

October 7, 2011

Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

October 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a drug made by Eli Lilly for erectile dysfunction, Lilly said Friday.

October 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that it called the first single-pill combination treatment for Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

October 7, 2011

Organix-South earlier this week launched TheraVeda Immune Support, an herbal blend of turmeric, neem and ginger, plus ashwagandha, guduchi and holy basil to support overall strength and stamina.

October 7, 2011

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have shown that people with good vitamin D status have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study released Sept. 30.

October 7, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals is looking to become the first to market a generic version of a painkiller made by Pfizer, the drug maker said Friday.

October 6, 2011

A drug under investigation by Sanofi for multiple sclerosis improved several measures of disease activity in patients, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

October 6, 2011

Type 1 diabetics who watch the most television have poorer blood-sugar control on average, according to a study published online Sept. 16 by the American Diabetes Association's journal Diabetes Care.

October 5, 2011

The American Pharmacists Association is marking American Pharmacists Month by pushing people to work with their pharmacists to combat and control diabetes.

October 5, 2011

CodeBlue was unveiled last week at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore as the company behind CodeBlue transitioned the brand from the club circuit to the specialty health channel.

October 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Merck and Ariad Pharmaceuticals for a new drug to treat soft-tissue and bone cancers, the drug makers said Wednesday.

October 5, 2011

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius will receive her seasonal flu vaccine and will talk about the importance of prevention measures and flu season preparedness Wednesday morning at a Walgreens "health and daily living" pilot store in Chicago.

October 5, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday voiced its strong opposition to a piece of legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, which would require a mandatory track-and-trace system — a move that could cost the typical pharmacy chain millions of dollars to implement across all stores.

October 5, 2011

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a national professional association of pharmacists and healthcare practitioners, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Edith Rosato as CEO.

October 5, 2011

Rite Aid kicked off its "Rite Aid Shield Yourself, New York" event Wednesday morning at New York's Grand Central Terminal, offering flu vaccinations delivered by Rite Aid pharmacists to the thousands of commuters passing through the Midtown Manhattan train station.

October 5, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday reported September sales of $6 billion, an increase of 5.4%.

October 5, 2011

Zarbee's on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.

October 4, 2011

Amneal last month launched its version of an epilepsy treatment.

October 4, 2011

Insomnnia may be the next big treatment regimen to make a switch from prescription-only to over the counter.

October 4, 2011

A wave of patent expirations over the next several years will open up a broad swath of drugs to generic competition, and India's Lupin Pharmaceuticals is looking to benefit, according to published reports.

October 4, 2011

Mylan must pay $77 million to four health insurers over allegations that it sought to control the market on ingredients used for two anti-anxiety medicines, according to published reports.