Diamyd Medical to divide business
STOCKHOLM Diamyd Medical will split its business into separate divisions for pain relief and diabetes, the drug maker said Friday.
The Swedish company said its diabetes business would consist mostly of the investigational antigen-based drug Diamyd, for Type 1 diabetes, while the pain business would comprise of development projects using its nerve-targeting drug delivery system platform to administer drugs directly to the nervous system to treat pain.
The company will begin the division process during the new 2010-2011 fiscal year.
New Greenies dog treats boost joint health
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A new line of dog treats is designed to maintain dogs’ healthy mobility.
Greenies JointCare Treats are for daily use and help to protect the mobility of adult dogs of all ages and sizes by nourishing healthy joints. The treats contain green-lipped mussel, which reportedly have a beneficial effect on canine joint health. Such nutrients found in green-lipped mussel include omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins E and C, glucosamine, chondroitin and other amino acids.
Greenies JointCare Treats are available in two sizes for small/medium and large dogs at pet specialty products retailers.
Rite Aid announces Diabetes Solutions Days
CAMP HILL, Pa. In line with American Diabetes Month, one drug store chain is offering its diabetes patients free activities at its clinics.
Rite Aid’s Diabetes Solutions Days, which will be held Nov. 2, 3 and 4 offer free health screenings and self-management solutions to patients living with diabetes, caregivers and those concerned about diabetes. Such offerings include:
- Free cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings;
- Body mass index readings;
- Personal pharmacist consultations;
- Information and training on how to use glucose meters;
- Coupons for, and samples of, the latest at-home diabetes care products; and
- A raffle at each location for a $50 Rite Aid gift card.