February 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, will be the keynote for the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee Breakfast at the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting.

February 13, 2014

Led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Trent Lott, R-Miss., and former Senator John Breaux, D-La., the Alliance for Connected Care has been launched to promote policy reform around telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

January 23, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare.

January 14, 2014

A physician in Mississippi is warning that one-third of the state's population could have diabetes in less than two decades, according to published reports.

December 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

December 23, 2013

This year's influenza virus is beginning its prominence in the South, as Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas reported high influenza-like illness activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

December 17, 2013

The American Wholesale Marketers Association on Tuesday announced that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning will be the closing keynote speaker on Feb. 27 at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas.

November 20, 2013

Use of injectable drugs for multiple sclerosis declined during the 12-month period that ended on June 30 as orally administered drugs for the condition became more popular, according to a new report.

October 7, 2013

Late-stage clinical data support the efficacy of an experimental drug under development by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Active Biotech for multiple sclerosis, the two companies said.

September 27, 2013

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is putting $7 million toward research into ways to speed repair of the nervous system in patients with MS, the organization said Friday.

September 4, 2013

The term "red state" takes on a new meaning when one looks not at politics, but at the incidence of a widespread but poorly understood skin disorder that causes reddening of the face.

July 19, 2013

Residents of the South, regardless of race, have a lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 12, 2013

Google has removed advertisements for websites that sell drugs without prescriptions, following a series of warning letters from a state attorney general, according to published reports.

June 7, 2013

In July 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health began a two-year project aimed at addressing the rising oral healthcare crisis among at-risk children in the state. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oral Health Zone, or OHZ, project is a subproject of the state’s overall commitment to HRSA and CDC to develop for Minnesota a public oral health infrastructure.

May 16, 2013

The National Consumers League and its partners on Thursday announced the awardees of the second annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge for health profession students.

April 4, 2013

Novartis is promoting the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya to young people with a new ad campaign in several national magazine's and websites, according to published reports.

February 15, 2013

According to a report filed to Congress by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, the seizures of methamphetamine-producing labs declined following state and federal sales restrictions on pseudoephedrine.

February 1, 2013

The flu epidemic is in full swing in the West and across the Southwest, as just about every state west of the Mississippi through to California is in the red on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weekly FluView for the week ended Jan. 26.

December 4, 2012

The influenza season is officially underway as flu incidence is already above the national threshold, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters during a teleconference Monday.

September 17, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced that it has completed its purchase of 144 stores operating under the USA Drug, Super D Drug, May’s Drug, Med-X and Drug Warehouse names located in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

September 6, 2012

In the week after Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Walgreens responded with donations of more than $100,000 worth of products to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the hardest-hit states, the pharmacy retailer announced Wednesday.

September 4, 2012

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy have announced a donation of more than $20,000 in support of communities that have been affected by Hurricane Isaac.

August 14, 2012

Clif Bar on Monday initiated a voluntary recall of a small amount of 12-pack blueberry crisp Clif bars and individual mislabeled blueberry crisp Clif Bars in chocolate chip Clif bar wrappers with the "best by" date of 17MAR13G3, which were distributed to a limited number of stores predominately east of the Mississippi River.

August 7, 2012

The Walmart Foundation, alongside six women's foundations — The Washington Area Women's Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, Women's Fund of Mississippi, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Women's Funding Network — has launched the Partnership for Women's Prosperity.