The Food and Drug Administration has made a significant dent in its large backlog of generic drug applications thanks to amendments to last year's reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, the agency said.
With some studies showing that patients' failure to take their medications as directed costs the economy nearly $300 billion per year, one group is looking to tackle what it sees as part of the problem: doctors' and pharmacists' instructions to patients on how much medicine to take and when.
More than half of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are at risk of wandering and becoming lost, according to the National Institute on Aging, a figure that has prompted the federal government to develop a series of training videos for police.
Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.
Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children, but it often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed, according to two arthritis-focused organizations seeking to spread awareness about the disease.