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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 17, 2011

GeoPalz on Tuesday announced its partnership with Whole Foods around an endcap featuring the companies line of kid-friendly pedometers.

August 17, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced that flu vaccinations are now available in all Winn-Dixie in-store pharmacies to help prepare guests for the upcoming flu season.

August 16, 2011

In an effort to make it easy for customers to safely dispose of their unused, expired or unwanted medications, and help battle the estimated 200 million lbs. of unwanted medications improperly disposed every year, CVS/pharmacy now is offering Sharps Compliance’s Environmental Return System in all of its 7,200 locations.

August 16, 2011

A weight-loss supplement developed by a pair of Wayne State University professors has gained distribution through Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, ArtJen Complexus announced Monday.

August 16, 2011

The Community Education Group and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services will sponsor a series of community mobilizing events around the country in the time leading up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington next July.

August 16, 2011

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is joining an initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state by 2016, the company said.

August 16, 2011

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that it is now offering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and whooping cough on a walk-in basis.

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.

August 15, 2011

BD Medical has launched a line of syringes designed to address medication delivery needs while benefiting the environment, the company said Monday.

August 15, 2011

It seems that depressed women are at greater risk of having a stroke, a recent study has concluded.

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 15, 2011

Supervalu on Monday announced that flu vaccination services now are available across all of its pharmacy locations.

August 15, 2011

The Little Clinic, which operates clinics inside select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, opened on Aug. 5 its first location inside a Kroger store in the Atlanta area and expects to open a second Atlanta-area clinic this year as well.

August 15, 2011

Pfizer announced that the patent for its popular erectile dysfunction treatment was upheld in court.

August 12, 2011

Kerr Drug is kicking off its flu shot campaign this month, the regional chain said Friday.

August 12, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan has begun shipping a drug for enlarged prostate, the company said Friday.

August 12, 2011

Nutramax Labs on Thursday announced that its OmegaMint now is available nationwide at Walgreens stores and Walgreens.com.

August 12, 2011

The healthcare-reform law took a hit Friday when a federal court in Atlanta ruled one of its key provisions unconstitutional, according to published reports.

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

More than two-thirds of moms who participated in a recent Abbott Nutrition survey revealed they have a picky eater, and 9-out-of-10 of these moms indicated they are unsuccessful at getting their picky eater to eat healthy and nutritious foods every day.

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