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November 29, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is encouraging African-Americans to get a seasonal flu shot as African-Americans have lower influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates, compared with the rest of the population

November 29, 2010

A generic drug maker announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval for its version of a popular antidepressant.

November 29, 2010

Weider Publications’ Fit Pregnancy magazine and Merz Pharmaceuticals on Monday partnered on the start of the "New Moms: Wear Your Skin Proudly!" reader test panel.

November 29, 2010

Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

November 29, 2010

WomenCare Global has acquired two oral contraceptive brands from ICON, WomenCare said Monday.

November 24, 2010

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a list of nutritional practice guidelines for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in its December issue.

November 24, 2010

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, one of the greatest advances has been antiviral drugs that have helped extend the lives of patients with viral infections.

November 24, 2010

Eli Lilly and Australian drug maker Acrux have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a testosterone replacement therapy for men, the two companies announced Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

Johnson & Johnson recalled lots of its Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products due to insufficient labeling, the company said Wednesday.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 24, 2010

More than ever, seniors who rely on Medicare need to carefully evaluate the dizzying array of prescription drug plan choices available to them, as the 2011 enrollment period for Medicare Part D drug benefit program goes into high gear, independent pharmacy leaders declared Tuesday.

November 24, 2010

Most of the newly elected and re-elected Republican members of Congress, Tea Party candidates in particular, vowed to whittle down or repeal healthcare reform once in office, but the healthcare companies that stand to benefit hope to change their minds, as some of their lobbying activities last quarter have shown.

November 24, 2010

A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

November 24, 2010

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and the related costs of the disease could reach catastrophic proportions, according to new research by the UnitedHealth Group.

November 24, 2010

UnitedHealth Group will start a program next year that it said can reduce drug costs to as low as $2 per script, the company said Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

Musician and reality TV star Bret Michaels recently shared his struggles with Type 1 diabetes and related health issues ...

November 22, 2010

A generic drug maker has entered an agreement to purchase another drug maker's U.S. penicillin site ...

November 22, 2010

Impax confirmed a patent challenge for its version of a branded cholesterol drug that recently was submitted to the FDA for approval ...

November 22, 2010

Johnson & Johnson is recalling millions of packages of OTC drugs for allergies and pain due to manufacturing problems ...

November 22, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In another bid to boost the standing of pharmacists in a changing healthcare system, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores urged a leading healthcare think-tank and advocacy group to adopt health quality standards that include a broader role for retail pharmacy professionals.

November 22, 2010

NEW YORK A daily dose of an anti-retroviral pill appears to prevent HIV infection, according to results of a study conducted by University of California at San Francisco researchers, published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday.

November 22, 2010

Blood pressure monitor manufacturer Omron Healthcare is working with the American Heart Association to promote heart health ...

November 22, 2010

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. Par Pharmaceutical has begun shipments of a generic treatment for asthma, the drug maker said Monday.

Par announced that it started shipping zafirlukast tablets in the 10-mg and 20-mg strengths. The drug is a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Accolate.

Accolate has sales of $50 million in the United States per year, according to IMS Health.

November 21, 2010

A drug maker will pull a common prescription painkiller from the market following the release...

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