Content about Health & Wellness

November 13, 2013

As cold and flu season kicks into high gear, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition on Tuesday issued a nationwide safety message urging consumers to double-check their medicine labels so they don’t double-up on medicines that contain acetaminophen when treating winter illnesses.

November 13, 2013

AstraZeneca specialty drugs division MedImmune will work with author Elizabeth Pantley to publish a new guide designed to educate parents on flu prevention.

November 13, 2013

Medical supplies manufacturer BD has joined an organization focused on patient safety, the company said Wednesday.

November 13, 2013

Greater use of statins in reducing the risk of high cholesterol is among the long-awaited new guidelines for treating lipid and weight disorders.

November 12, 2013

Using an alcohol-based sanitizer combined with hand hygiene education will contribute to a significant reduction in absenteeism over the cough/cold season, GoJo announced Tuesday.

November 12, 2013

As patients face higher out-of-pocket costs for drugs and more complex treatment plans, they expect greater focus on their needs, like they would get from retail, which creates new opportunities for drug manufacturers, according to a new report from PwC.

November 11, 2013

As many as 56% of Americans who suffer from a cough or cold are still working out at the gym, jumping on public transportation and liberally shaking hands, according to a Mondelez survey in support of its Halls brand.

November 8, 2013

PharmaSmart's kiosks will be integrated with PDX's Enterprise Pharmacy System, allowing pharmacies with the EPS system to collect data from patients through the kiosks, under a partnership between the two companies announced Friday.

November 7, 2013

U.S. regulators made a preliminary move Thursday to remove trans fats from food products.

November 7, 2013

Shedding more light on the important role that retail-based health clinics — and the nurse practitioners who work in them — play in the U.S. healthcare system, a new study suggests that eliminating restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice could have a “large impact” on the cost-savings.

November 7, 2013

Target will play host to a new series of educational events sponsored by Bump Club and Beyond, an event company focused on educating mothers and expectant mothers.

November 6, 2013

Patients ages 20 years to 29 years and those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have the worst medication adherence in the country, according to an analysis by a company that markets an app for improving adherence.

November 6, 2013

Many physicians in Asia say more information on managing Type 2 diabetes is needed, according to a new poll.

November 6, 2013

State legislators in Michigan are considering a bill that would allow pharmacies to sell medical marijuana, according to published reports.

November 6, 2013

Rite Aid has stopped selling some cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia, according to published reports.

November 5, 2013

Half of people with diabetes feel overwhelmed in managing their disease and diet, according to a new survey conducted by Meijer.

November 5, 2013

Schnuck Markets is expanding its presence in specialty pharmacy services, according to published reports.

November 4, 2013

Perrigo on Friday initiated a voluntary, nationwide product recall to the retail level of 18 batches of its acetaminophen infant suspension liquid.

November 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has released a new video that warns consumers against buying drugs from rogue-internet pharmacies, part of the ongoing effort by the agency to keep fake and contaminated drugs out of the U.S. supply chain.

November 1, 2013

Medication safety and pharmacy information systems get more attention in the latest version of an exam for pharmacy technicians.

November 1, 2013

As the implementation of healthcare reform looms, Kroger is sharpening its focus on health care by not only stocking its shelves with healthier food options but is also gearing up to add 50 Little Clinic locations next year, according to published reports.

October 31, 2013

The "vast majority" of available mobile apps focused on health and wellness have limited functionality or evidence of value in advancing healthcare provision and outcomes, according to a new report by IMS Health.

October 31, 2013

Members of a Minnesota-based health insurer will have the opportunity to receive a $5 Target gift card when they visit one of the retailer's clinics for a flu vaccination.

October 30, 2013

A division of inVentiv Health has acquired Catalina Marketing's medication adherence services subsidiary, inVentiv said Thursday.

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