September 1, 2011

Branded drugs sold under their generic names at a reduced price can reduce retail and wholesale drug prices, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission.

September 1, 2011

Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday.

September 1, 2011

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sheds light on sugar drink consumption habits among the U.S. population.

September 1, 2011

Proton-pump inhibitors may aggravate, not soothe, stomach discomfort created through chronic use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for such conditions as arthritis, according to research released Thursday.

August 30, 2011

More evidence may be needed to support research that implied that atmospheric pressure during airplane travel could influence the effectiveness of insulin pump devices, according to an editorial published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

August 30, 2011

A drug under late-stage clinical development by Eisai reduced the frequency of seizures in patients with epilepsy, according to trial results the drug maker presented Tuesday at the 2011 International Epilepsy Congress.

August 30, 2011

A new study that is slated to appear in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that postmenopausal women may improve their insulin sensitivity through such interventions as diet, exercise, or a combination of the two.

August 30, 2011

A new study has identified six new genetic variants associated with Type 2 diabetes among South Asians.

August 29, 2011

A drug made by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb undergoing late-stage clinical trials was more effective than the generic drug warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to study results released Sunday.

August 26, 2011

Increases in vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus are trailing increases in rates for two other vaccines recommended for teens and preteens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

August 26, 2011

An enzyme found in the mitochondria of cells decreased in the skeletal muscle of those with Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

August 26, 2011

Half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

August 25, 2011

Physical inactivity may play a key role in the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

August 24, 2011

For the first time this year, the number of holiday air travelers is expected to decline for a major travel holiday as airfares are up 13%, AAA reported Wednesday. The number of overall holiday travelers likewise is projected to decline as compared with last year.

August 24, 2011

Omega-3 sourced from dietary supplements may be more beneficial to a healthy diet than omega-3 sourced from conventional food, according to a new meta-analysis published in July by the Public Library of Science Genetics.

August 23, 2011

A new study published in Pediatrics found that young people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes missed out on routine tests that are recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

August 19, 2011

A new study published in the Annals of Oncology found that a certain breast cancer drug may pose an increased risk of heart problems in elderly patients with a history of heart disease and/or diabetes.

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

Americans that suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension are at risk of developing a common type of glaucoma, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

August 19, 2011

Researchers in Finland said they have confirmed a link between Type 2 diabetes and pesticides known as persistent organic pollutants, according to a new study in the journal Diabetes Care.

August 18, 2011

Prescription drug costs “cannot be viewed in a vacuum” and pharmacist-provided medication therapy management and counseling must be considered in any comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Community Pharmacists Association urged in a joint statement issued on Thursday amid the release of two studies on medication adherence.

August 18, 2011

A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation found that nearly one-third of tablet owners will use the device to purchase back-to-school items.

August 17, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "doughnut hole," where they have to pay 100% of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark.

August 16, 2011

A special group of patients who participated in a trial of a heart disease drug made by Daiichi Sankyo and Eli Lilly showed fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths related to cardiovascular disease than patients taking a competing drug, according to an analysis of study results.