August 28, 2015

Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 28, 2015

Lifeway Foods, a supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, on Thursday announced that the company’s Protein Kefir product has expanded its distribution to Harris Teeter. 

August 14, 2015

Having recently rebranded its entire line of digestive aids, digestive care supplement company Renew Life is celebrating 10 years of its Ultimate Flora line of probiotics.

August 12, 2015

The online guide includes information about the benefits and risks of vaccination, the types of vaccines children routinely receive as well as a section with questions that parents are asking about vaccination.

August 7, 2015

A new World Health Organization report amid the largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded describes “a promising Ebola vaccine candidate,” identified by a trial in Guinea.

July 8, 2015

The National Verruca Foundation on Wednesday designated July as Wart Awareness Month in order to raise awareness of warts as summer begins.

June 23, 2015

Pfizer has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire its quadrivalent meningitis ACWY vaccines, Nimenrix and Mencevax, for approximately $130 million.

June 18, 2015

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming up this year to offer free HIV testing in more than 150 cities across the country.

June 11, 2015

In light of the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States, the American Medical Association is seeking more stringent state immunization requirements to allow exemptions only for medical reasons.

June 2, 2015

Nature Made begins shipment of its new probiotic line of products in June. 

May 20, 2015

Prevention remains a priority for consumers heading into cough-cold season, as evidenced by the sales of two brands well known for their immunity-boosting benefits.

May 12, 2015

Aidance Scientific launched a Walgreens exclusive - Terrasil Shingles Skincare ointment.

May 1, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of famciclovir tablets in 125-, 250- and 500-mg dosage strengths. 

April 2, 2015

Alere's i Strep A test received marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. 

March 30, 2015

Half of adults would say "no way" to meeting someone for a date if they had a cold sore, according to a Carmex survey. 

March 4, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season.

February 26, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a unanimous recommendation for use of meningococcal group B vaccines to vaccinate high-risk groups in the United States.

February 26, 2015

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test for HIV or syphilis in just 15 minutes.

 

February 23, 2015

A centralized notification system for immunization reminders would significantly improve childhood immunization rates, according to a study pubished in  JAMA Pediatrics

February 10, 2015

PricewaterhouseCoopers released a new spotlight on the dangers of antimicrobial resistance.

 

February 10, 2015

A new study funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of Medicine researchers has found that loratadine may be able to help treat Lyme disease.

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 4, 2015

Are community-based pharmacists underused in the care of persons living with HIV? 

January 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced approval for Bexsero, a vaccine intended to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 years through 25 years of age.