April 7, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Wednesday recommended that DSE Healthcare Solutions, which markets both Cystex urinary pain relief tablets and Cystex liquid cranberry complex with Proantinox, modify its advertising to better distinguish the two products.

April 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals' single-pill antiretroviral for HIV-1 patients, BI said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011

A decision by the Food and Drug Administration to lower the age at which patients can receive a vaccine for shingles opens the door for pharmacists to administer it to more patients.

March 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical treatment for genital warts made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Monday.

March 25, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine for shingles in older patients.

March 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for shingles and genital herpes made by Actavis, the drug maker said Wednesday.

March 24, 2011

Sandoz has introduced an authorized generic version of a herpes treatment made by parent company Novartis, the company said Thursday.

March 22, 2011

A subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched a treatment for herpes infections, the company said Monday.

March 16, 2011

A new documentary film released by Institut Rosell-Lallemand discusses the discovery of beneficial bacteria and the role they play in our bodies, as well as the latest research on their potential to improve our lives.

March 14, 2011

GiantMicrobes has developed a new line of educational plush toys that are modeled after tiny organisms.

March 11, 2011

Ganeden Biotech is continuing its partnership with Agostoni Chocolate to extend their line of probiotic-enhanced, private-label chocolates.

March 10, 2011

A lawmaker from New York has introduced legislation designed to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

March 10, 2011

A subsidiary of Mylan has won approval to sell a generic drug for HIV and AIDS in developing countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

March 8, 2011

3M's skin and wound care division has launched an easy-to-apply cream that is designed to relieve skin discomforts caused by fungal infections.

March 4, 2011

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite recently introduced a new probiotic daily supplement combined with a multivitamin that may encourage regular use of probiotics. Called Nature Made Triple Probiotic, the blend includes three probiotic strains, along with vitamins A, C and E; minerals iron, magnesium and zinc; and other vitamins and minerals.

March 4, 2011

With pharmacists across the country now able to administer vaccinations, the Department of Health and Human Services’ plan came at just the right time.

March 1, 2011

Meda has launched a new cold sore treatment made by commercialization partner Medivir, Medivir said Tuesday.

February 25, 2011

Nearly 39 million people, or 12.5% of the U.S. population, are feeling the effects of cold and flu as high illness levels continued across the nation, Boiron stated Friday, citing SDI Health data.

February 25, 2011

Kroger is highlighting immunization against the flu this season on the company's website.

February 22, 2011

A distributor of over-the-counter probiotic products has developed and launched a new yogurt line exclusively at Walmart stores.

February 18, 2011

Nearly 39 million people are feeling the effects of cold and flu as illness levels continue to climb across the nation, Boiron reported Friday.

February 18, 2011

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then that means 200 sq. ft. of retail pharmacy is the equivalent to acres of doctors' offices and medical clinics. If inhibitive cost, lack of awareness and prohibitive access represent the reasons behind why more people don’t get vaccinated, then pharmacy provides the all-in-one solution — because pharmacy can help eclipse each one of those vaccine barriers.

February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — The second half of the 2010-2011 cough-cold-flu season actually may realize greater sales of symptom relievers than last year, judging from the four weeks ended Dec. 26. According to Matrixx president and CEO Bill Hemelt, sales of remedies were on the rise in those four weeks. Hemelt noted that the total cough-cold category was 5% higher than the same period last year and growing. 


February 16, 2011

Baxter International on Tuesday announced results of a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet that demonstrated effectiveness and tolerability of the company’s Preflucel in protecting against seasonal influenza.