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October 24, 2010

The Sniffle Duffle, created by Zubie’s Village, offers a convenient, fun way for kids to...

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. —The Sniffle Duffle, created by Zubie’s Village, offers a convenient, fun way for kids to form healthy habits.

The Sniffle Duffle is a cozy pouch that on one side has a sleeve for travel tissues, and on the other side has an elastic pocket to store dirty tissues until they can be disposed of. There also are two secret pockets in the center of the Sniffle Duffle that contain a face/ lip balm and a nonalcoholic hand cleanser.

October 24, 2010

Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of Tinnitex, one of the first ear care...

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. —Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of Tinnitex, one of the first ear care products designed to help relieve tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears. The new product is scheduled to ship in the first half of 2011.

October 21, 2010

Diamyd Medical will split its business into separate divisions for pain relief and diabetes, the...

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.

 

 

October 20, 2010

Combining two antiviral drugs for HIV may raise the risks of life-threatening heart problems, the...

October 20, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a biotech drug for treating cancer of the...

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a biotech drug for treating cancer of the stomach and esophageal junction.

 

Genentech, a subsidiary of Swiss drug maker Roche, announced Wednesday the approval of Herceptin (trastuzumab) as a treatment for cancer of the stomach that includes the HER2 gene and has spread to other parts of the body, when combined with chemotherapy. The drug has long since had approval as a treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer.

 

 

October 20, 2010

A new line of dog treats is designed to maintain dogs' healthy mobility....

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.

October 19, 2010

Patients taking a certain class of drugs mostly used for prostate cancer may be at...

SILVER SPRING, Md. Patients taking a certain class of drugs mostly used for prostate cancer may be at higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday.

 

October 18, 2010

A new national survey of U.S. adults has found the majority of Americans are misinformed...

October 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an additional use for a hepatitis drug....

PRINCETON, N.J. The Food and Drug Administration has approved an additional use for a hepatitis drug.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced Monday the approval of Baraclude (entecavir) as a treatment for chronic hepatitis B in adults with decompensated liver disease. The drug already is approved for adults with evidence of active viral replication.

 

 

October 17, 2010

A company that develops drugs for pain is hoping to get approval of one of...

SAN MATEO, Calif. A company that develops drugs for pain is hoping to get approval of one of its drugs for a pain condition associated with HIV.

October 17, 2010

Pfizer has entered the world of biosimilars through a deal with India-based Biocon to distribute...

NEW YORK Pfizer has entered the world of biosimilars through a deal with India-based Biocon to distribute versions of insulin and insulin analog products around the world, the companies said Monday.

 

October 17, 2010

Weight-management products company Smart for Life has developed a diet cookie for those with gluten...

BOCA RATON, Fla. Weight-management products company Smart for Life has developed a diet cookie for those with gluten sensitivity.

The gluten-free banana chocolate chip granola square has no preservatives and is made with many organic ingredients and a balanced protein formula with healthy fats and carbohydrate ratios. As with all Smart for Life products, this gluten-free line also effectively suppresses the appetite, the company said.

October 17, 2010

A new relaxation beverage may be coming to a store near you....

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. A new relaxation beverage may be coming to a store near you.

The Chill Group said its Just Chill beverage — which increases focus and reduces stress using 100% natural ingredients, including ginseng, ginko biloba and other essential vitamins — currently is being sold in Whole Foods stores in California. The company will exhibit Just Chill at the 2010 National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Atlanta this week and hopes to gain national distribution in the near future.

October 13, 2010

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim and the Latino Commission on AIDS have launched a website targeted...

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim and the Latino Commission on AIDS have launched a website targeted at Latinos living with HIV, the two announced Thursday.

 

The website, MenteCuerpoHAART.com, is a Spanish-language version of an already existing English-language version, MindBodyHAART.com. The site is designed to help patients, their families and doctors understand issues affecting health care and treatment of HIV and find resources on prescribed medications and clinical trials, and communicate with medical providers.

October 13, 2010

Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over...

SALT LAKE CITY Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over the counter at Rite Aid.

Purchasers of the Identigene STD test kit can receive a highly accurate test result for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the more popular sexually transmitted diseases, within two to three business days of receipt of a urine specimen by the Identigene laboratory.

October 12, 2010

Supervalu's Cub Foods is looking to help customers with gluten sensitivity with the launch of...

October 12, 2010

Safeway pharmacies in California are responding to the state's whooping cough (pertussis) emergency and now...

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway pharmacies in California are responding to the state's whooping cough (pertussis) emergency and now are offering Adacel, a booster vaccine for people ages 11 through 64 years, the grocer announced Wednesday.

The Adacel vaccine is available at all Safeway, Vons and Pavilions pharmacies on a walk-in basis, the company stated.

October 11, 2010

Supervalu's Jewel-Osco stores announced a flu prevention program with vaccinations available in all locations with...

October 10, 2010

Humanity has come a long way since the days when people thought sickness came from...

October 10, 2010

Johnson & Johnson is set to buy the remaining portion of Dutch biotech company Crucell...

October 10, 2010

Just days after state health officials reported that California is on pace for the worst...

October 7, 2010

The board of directors of Genzyme again has rejected a buyout offer by French drug...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The board of directors of Genzyme again has rejected a buyout offer by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis, Genzyme said Thursday.

The biotech company’s board unanimously turned down the hostile offer Sanofi made Monday to acquire Genzyme for $18.5 billion, or $69 per share, saying it was “opportunistic” and undervalued the company.

 

October 7, 2010

A new women's health, whole soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing natural S-equol reduced the frequency...

October 7, 2010

Whole Foods and retailers nationwide are looking to raise awareness about the presence of genetically...

AUSTIN, Texas Whole Foods and retailers nationwide are looking to raise awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms in the food supply.

Non-GMO Day, which will be celebrated Oct. 10, is driven by nonprofit group the Non-GMO Project. Whole Foods Market currently carries more than 800 products that are verified by the Non-GMO Project, with thousands more in the pipeline. GMOs now are present in 75% to 80% of conventional processed food in the United States, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

October 6, 2010

Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on...

DEERFIELD, Ill. Underscoring its determination to be the nation’s premier source of flu immunization services, Walgreens on Thursday revealed it is working with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to educate the public and health professionals about flu prevention resources. In addition, Walgreens has joined with Families Fighting Flu, a nonprofit organization of families and healthcare practitioners, to heighten flu awareness and encourage vaccinations for children and families.