June 3, 2011

CVS Caremark is enhancing its hepatitis C patient support program following the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of two new add-on therapies for hepatitis C, the company announced on Friday.

June 3, 2011

Swedish drug maker Diamyd Medical has regained control of its investigational drug for Type 1 diabetes following Johnson & Johnson’s termination of a development deal between the two companies.

June 3, 2011

Dioptics recently introduced a line of "healthy" sunglasses.

June 3, 2011

The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Wednesday.

June 3, 2011

CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic locations are offering a free diabetes monitoring package this summer, the company announced on Friday.

June 3, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the flu vaccine for the 2011-2012 season protect against the same strains as it did this year.

June 3, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson Labs is hoping to market a generic version of a Pfizer drug for erectile dysfunction.

June 2, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb will collaborate with Roche to investigate the use of a combination of the companies’ drugs in patients with a deadly form of skin cancer.

June 2, 2011

A class of drugs commonly used to control blood pressure does not increase patients’ risk of developing cancer, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

June 2, 2011

A company that develops insulin-pump technology without tubing, such as the OmniPod insulin management system, has acquired a durable medical equipment distributor that specializes in direct-to-consumer sales of diabetes supplies.

June 2, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market, a chain of 33 grocery outlets, now is carrying an array of TCCD International's Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products.

June 2, 2011

To celebrate Men's Health Month, Sam's Club is offering free men's health screening tests this weekend at select stores, which will be sponsored by Unilever brands, including Dove Men's deodorant and body wash.

June 2, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday announced its $40 million acquisition from Ganeden Biotech of the worldwide exclusive rights to use the probiotic technology GanedenBC30 in the over-the-counter and dietary supplement space, along with the brands Sustenex and Digestive Advantage, under which GanedenBC30 currently is sold.

June 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for Alzheimer’s disease made by Actavis, the drug maker said Tuesday.

June 1, 2011

LifeScan announced a major settlement regarding counterfeit packaged LifeScan blood-glucose monitoring test strips sold by Aristides Spanellis.

June 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between a class of birth control pills and a higher risk of blood clots in the women taking them, the agency said.

June 1, 2011

As part of a series on prescription drugs in America, CNN’s “American Morning” program on Wednesday hosted Safeguard My Meds spokesman and National Community Pharmacists Association executive committee member Keith Hodges to discuss pharmacy robberies and prescription drug abuse in a segment called “Pharmacies as Targets.”

June 1, 2011

Sandoz has launched generic versions of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Wednesday.

June 1, 2011

Overweight or obese women who have less-than-optimal levels of vitamin D and lose more than 15% of their body weight experience significant increases in circulating levels of this fat-soluble nutrient, according to a study released last week by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

June 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given orphan drug designation to an investigational treatment for multiple myeloma, a blood cell cancer, that soon will enter mid-stage development.

May 31, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection.

May 31, 2011

A woman's risk of developing a type of diabetes typically caused by pregnancy can be identified up to seven years prior to becoming pregnant, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.

May 31, 2011

The House of Representatives last week passed the FY2012 Defense Authorization bill by a vote of 322 to 96. The bill includes a small increase in the Tricare Prime fee, the American Society of Military Comptrollers noted in a statement, but caps future increases at no more than the cost-of-living adjustment.

May 31, 2011

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered the reason why influenza may induce asthma attacks among children.