October 18, 2011

In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

October 17, 2011

Children can be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as soon as 4 years old, according to new guidelines released Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

October 17, 2011

Flu activity in the United States for the 2011-2012 season currently is low, making it an ideal time for Americans to get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 14, 2011

Despite declines in the number of Americans reporting coronary heart disease, rates vary widely between states and between racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 14, 2011

Two classes of drugs for treating Type 2 diabetes will experience the biggest growth in market share of all classes of drugs for the condition, according to a new study by Decision Resources.

October 14, 2011

Patients with diabetes may benefit from a system that provides continuous, real-time glucose readings, according to new clinical practice guidelines released by the Endocrine Society.

October 13, 2011

More than half of parents in Massachusetts said their children have access to prescription drugs that could be abused, according to a new survey.

October 12, 2011

A drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. produced "significant" improvements in patients with erectile dysfunction who also had benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to results of a new study.

October 12, 2011

A National Institutes of Health study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association established a link between vitamin E supplementation and prostate cancer.

October 12, 2011

Multiple sclerosis patients treated with a drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries showed a "significant" reduction in their loss of brain volume, according to a new study.

October 11, 2011

About half of people who provide care and support to loved ones said they are more likely to be nonadherent to their own personal medication regimen than to neglect providing medications to those they are caring for, according to a new study.

October 11, 2011

The problem with shoplifting these days isn’t Little Johnny pocketing a pack of bubblegum, Joe LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser for the National Retail Federation, recently told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” during a broadcast interview.

October 11, 2011

At the beginning of the year, a major global controversy was settled when it turned out that a study published in The Lancet in 1998 linking the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism in children turned out to be a whopper of a fraud.


October 11, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition issued sharp criticism in response to the published study, "Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women," published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association.

October 11, 2011

“Dispense-as-written” prescriptions are exacerbating medication nonadherence and costing the U.S. healthcare system up to $7.7 billion annually, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and CVS Caremark.


October 11, 2011

While medication nonadherence is a perennial problem that costs the healthcare system $290 billion per year, one of the least explored facets of it is primary nonadherence, when patients receive new prescriptions on paper or electronically and never drop them off or pick them up. But some researchers hope to change that.


October 11, 2011

Patients with one or more of four chronic diseases who take their medications as prescribed may save the healthcare system as much as $7,800 per patient annually, according to the findings of a CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period.


October 11, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday released results from a survey of more than 800 independent community pharmacists about the negative consequences for their patients and their businesses if diabetes testing supplies under Medicare Part B are subjected to competitive bidding prices.

October 11, 2011

Patients with chronic heart disease are likely to have several doctors and take nearly a dozen medications that are filled in at least two different pharmacies, resulting in many patients struggling to keep their medications straight, according to a new study.


October 11, 2011

A CVS Caremark-sponsored study looking at in-person, electronic, telephone, fax and mail communications that counsel patients to stay on their medications found that pharmacists in a retail setting are the most influential healthcare “voices” in promoting medication adherence.


October 11, 2011

Drug makers have 901 biotech drugs under development for more than 100 diseases ranging from cancers and infectious diseases to autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular diseases, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America said.


October 11, 2011

Along with major paradigm shifts in how people communicate, read and do business, the way they receive healthcare services is changing dramatically, and retail pharmacies are at the front line.


October 11, 2011

The typical flu season always coincides with the busiest travel period of the year, and last season that spelled trouble for more than 3 million U.S. vacationers whose trips were interrupted by flu-related illness, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report released Tuesday.

October 11, 2011

Drug maker Warner Chilcott's diversified portfolio of drugs will help it weather generic challenges to its patents, according to a new report by Zacks Investment Research.