August 19, 2011

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people that practice one or more healthy lifestyle behaviors are likely to live longer.

August 19, 2011

Five tobacco companies filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration challenging nine new cigarette warnings as an unconstitutional way of forcing tobacco manufacturers to disseminate the government's anti-smoking message.

June 6, 2011

The White House on Friday held a roundtable discussion with approximately two dozen leaders across the public safety, healthcare and technology sectors to address how health information technology can help limit prescription drug abuse, the National Community Pharmacists Association noted in a release on Monday.

May 20, 2011

The Louisiana State Senate has given the green light to legislation that would expand pharmacy's ability to administer immunizations, and now the House of Representatives is slated to vote on the legislation in the coming days. The passage of SB 60 is important because expanding the pharmacist's ability to administer vaccinations is a relatively low-cost way to expand access and ultimately improve outcomes.

April 21, 2011

An Ohio Department of Health study released Wednesday estimated that Ohio’s H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations and 310,402 cases of influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. The study also estimated that Ohio’s vaccination efforts saved the state $8.4 million in H1N1-related hospitalization costs.

April 8, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday launched two plans aimed at reducing health disparities.

March 24, 2011

Sugar and chalk. That’s what Pfizer researchers found in a pill that was supposed to be Cytotec, but was, in fact, a crude knockoff seized from a counterfeit drug lab in Peru.

March 17, 2011

Commenting on a counterfeit pharmaceutical inter-agency working group report, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stressed that it shares the goal of improving the public awareness of the risks posed from counterfeit drugs and unlawful online drug sellers, but expressed concern over the report's proposal to mandate a "track-and-trace" system in the United States, given the high cost it could pose for pharmacies.

March 14, 2011

"Fake drugs are a big threat and an exploding threat," Kumar Kibble, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the news program "60 Minutes" in a segment that appeared Sunday night.

March 14, 2011

Sugar and chalk. That’s what Pfizer researchers found in a pill that was supposed to be Cytotec but was, in fact, a crude knock-off seized from a counterfeit drug lab in Peru. The "60 Minutes" segment came as no surprise to Drug Store News, which has argued for many years that drug counterfeiting is the key reason lawmakers need to forget the recurring pipe dream they share that rogue Internet sites and drug reimportation is a legitimate solution to rising healthcare costs.

February 14, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday launched a new Web portal that very well could make niche marketing of pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medicines easier to execute.

February 9, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday announced a $750 million investment in prevention and public health, funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the new healthcare law.

February 2, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies and a number of healthcare partners on Jan. 26 hosted a free health fair to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month in February, the pharmacy operator announced Wednesday.

December 14, 2010

Partnership for Prevention on Tuesday named Jason Spangler the organization’s chief medical officer.

October 12, 2010

A&D Medical on Wednesday introduced three new wireless telehealth and wellness devices featuring ANT technology....

September 27, 2010

A healthcare technology company that uses social media and self-management tools to help people...

September 8, 2010

Three-in-10 Americans recently surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute said they would use their cell...

August 3, 2010

WellDoc, a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management outcomes and...

June 6, 2010

An innovative approach to controlling both the human and financial toll of diabetes is taking...

March 30, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering $27 million in grants to chronic...

February 24, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arthritis Foundation in early February announced...

January 31, 2010

Electronic prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that Paul Uhrig, the company’s general counsel, EVP...

January 7, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged the public and healthcare professionals...

July 5, 2009

First, it’s the first truly “new” product to enter the smoking cessation space in...