August 15, 2011

Patients taking an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease experienced greater reduction in symptoms than those taking standard therapies, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

August 12, 2011

Women who smoke are at a 25% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than the men who share that smoke break with them, according to a meta-analysis published Wednesday on The Lancet website.

August 12, 2011

Adding spices to a meal can help reduce insulin and triglyceride response, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition.

August 12, 2011

Mandatory mail seems to cause some patients to prematurely discontinue therapy, especially among those patients without previous mail-service pharmacy experience. At least, that’s what a recent study on mandatory mail suggested.

August 12, 2011

The need for diabetes educators will rise sharply between now and 2025 as the diabetes epidemic worsens, according to a new study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

August 11, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged the resubmission of an investigational Type 2 diabetes drug made by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Alkermes.

August 11, 2011

Two years after publishing its initial Urban Grocery Study, Mid-America Real Estate Corp.'s Urban Team has accumulated comprehensive and comparative data rendering new statistical findings and trends that may prove invaluable to grocers and other retailers planning to penetrate the urban Chicago marketplace.

August 11, 2011

The consumption of processed red meat may pose an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.

August 11, 2011

A new survey conducted by online shopping service ShopRunner found that many parents will head to multiple stores to purchase back-to-school items for their kids.

August 11, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries showed better adherence to their oral diabetes drugs when receiving them by mail order, according to a new study.

August 10, 2011

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, or PUFAs, found in seafood may reduce arterial stiffness and improve heart function in chronic heart failure, according to new research released Wednesday.

August 10, 2011

A new report by CompaniesAndMarkets.com projected the nutraceuticals market will reach $207 billion by 2016, thanks to an increased demand in functional food, beverages and supplements.

August 10, 2011

Soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause, according to a report in the Aug. 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

August 9, 2011

Consumer Reports announced that its index, which measures overall consumer sentiment, fell to its lowest level since December 2009 and registered its sharpest drop in two years, as recent events in Washington about the debt ceiling debate fixed attention on the weak economy.

August 8, 2011

An investigational treatment made by Roche for asthma increased lung function in patients who could not adequately control their disease with inhaled corticosteroids, according to results of a mid-stage clinical trial.

August 5, 2011

Mobile health technology may help patients, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes, better manage their condition, according to a new study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers.

August 5, 2011

Medicare Part D prescription drug plan premiums will cost beneficiaries roughly $30 in 2012, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

August 5, 2011

Consumers heading to the grocery store this summer can garner more than 35% in savings if they buy store brands, according to a pricing study conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

August 5, 2011

Despite gas prices being more than 30% higher than last year, cross-channel shopping is alive and well in the consumer packaged goods industry, according to a SymphonyIRI Group report released Thursday.

August 4, 2011

MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse revealed that online retail sales rose 14% over the year-ago period, marking the 24th straight month of year-over-year growth, as well as the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth, with improvement in every subcategory except for electronics.

August 3, 2011

A survey of 1,850 members of the National Community Pharmacists Association released Wednesday has identified two rising problems: 1) pharmacy audits often punish pharmacies severely for trivial issues and 2) because pharmacies are not privy to basic reimbursement methodology prior to signing contracts with health plans, reimbursements are "both lowered arbitrarily and raised belatedly in response to generic drug cost increases."

August 3, 2011

A recent Gallup poll found that more U.S. drinkers ages 18 to 24 years favor wine and beer as their alcoholic beverages of choice.

August 2, 2011

Despite the negative connotation high-fructose corn syrup carries as an additive to food and beverages, it seems that consumers are more concerned with fat and calorie intake.

August 1, 2011

Discount stores will continue to dominate as the destination for the majority of consumers’ back-to-school dollars this year, according to a survey by Accenture on parents’ back-to-school shopping plans.