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August 26, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced that it is offering seasonal flu shots through its 27...

August 26, 2010

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that mothers who did not breast-feed their children...

PITTSBURGH Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that mothers who did not breast-feed their children have higher rates of Type 2 diabetes later in life compared with those who breast-fed.

 

August 26, 2010

Winn-Dixie Stores, which operates 514 retail grocery locations and 379 in-store pharmacies, has announced that...

August 25, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application from Sanofi Pasteur to expand the...

SWIFTWATER, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an application from Sanofi Pasteur to expand the use of a vaccine in children.

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis, announced Thursday the FDA’s acceptance of its application seeking approval of Menactra (meningococcal [groups A, C, Y and W-135] polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine) for active immunizations of infants and toddlers against invasive meningococcal disease.

August 25, 2010

Biotech drug maker Genzyme’s takeover by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may have run into trouble,...

NEW YORK Biotech drug maker Genzyme’s takeover by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may have run into trouble, according to published reports.

Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Sanofi was unwilling to raise its offer of $70 per share for Genzyme, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that has carved a niche for itself by manufacturing treatments for such rare genetic disorders as Fabry disease and Pompe disease but lately has been dogged by manufacturing problems.

August 25, 2010

Gearing up for flu season, Target will launch its nationwide flu vaccination program at its...

MINNEAPOLIS Gearing up for flu season, Target will launch its nationwide flu vaccination program at its more than 1,600 pharmacies and Target Clinic locations beginning Sept. 1.

Target pharmacists and clinicians will administer the flu shots, at a cost of $24, during regular pharmacy and in-store clinic hours, including weekday evenings and weekends. Target Clinic locations also will offer the nasal spray for $36.

August 24, 2010

Joining parents this fall in the fight against kids’ cough-cold and allergy symptoms are two...

WESTLAKE, Ohio Joining parents this fall in the fight against kids’ cough-cold and allergy symptoms are two new products from homeopathic-medicine provider Hyland’s: Nighttime Cold ’n Cough 4 Kids and Complete Allergy 4 Kids.

WESTLAKE, Ohio Joining parents this fall in the fight against kids’ cough-cold and allergy symptoms are two new products from homeopathic-medicine provider Hyland’s: Nighttime Cold ’n Cough 4 Kids and Complete Allergy 4 Kids.

August 24, 2010

ARR Health Technologies scored a product placement for its LiceGuard products in the movie "The...

NEEDHAM, Mass. ARR Health Technologies scored a product placement for its LiceGuard products in the movie "The Switch," starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, which debuted Friday.

 

"The Switch" grossed $8.1 million at the box office over the weekend.

 

In the movie, Jason Bateman's character is shown choosing LiceGuard SAFE lice egg remover shampoo to treat his child. There are several scenes where the product's distinctive yellow cap can be seen, the company stated in a press released issued Tuesday.

August 24, 2010

Stater Bros. announced that it will provide flu vaccination clinics in partnership with Mollen Immunization...

August 24, 2010

All 43 of United Supermarkets’ pharmacies will offer flu vaccinations and tips to avoid the...

August 23, 2010

Carma Labs on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new Carmex Moisture Plus ultra-hydrating lip...

August 23, 2010

Drug advertisements that tie disease risks with family history can influence consumers' choice of medications...

PHILADELPHIA Drug advertisements that tie disease risks with family history can influence consumers' choice of medications and have a beneficial effect on those consumers' lifestyle choices, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Applied Communication Research.

 

August 23, 2010

Nutramax Labs on Monday launched its Samsyl dietary supplement for liver health. Samsyl contains a...

EDGEWOOD, Md. Nutramax Labs on Monday launched its Samsyl dietary supplement for liver health. Samsyl contains a blend of S-adenosylmethionine, or SAMe, along with a highly bioavailable silybin-soy phosphatidylcholine complex.

EDGEWOOD, Md. Nutramax Labs on Monday launched its Samsyl dietary supplement for liver health. Samsyl contains a blend of S-adenosylmethionine, or SAMe, along with a highly bioavailable silybin-soy phosphatidylcholine complex.

August 23, 2010

The main organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is touting its role in immunizations as the...

August 23, 2010

Publix Super Markets on Monday announced the launch of its flu immunization program, which will...

August 23, 2010

Swiss drug maker Roche will acquire a U.S. diagnostics company that develops technology used to...

BASEL, Switzerland Swiss drug maker Roche will acquire a U.S. diagnostics company that develops technology used to create images of patients’ tissue samples.

Roche announced that it would acquire all of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based BioImagene for $100 million. BioImagene works in the field of digital pathology, a technology that allows the capturing, management and analysis of images of patients’ tissue samples, creating high-resolution images from glass microscope slides.

August 22, 2010

There are three factors that will help shape the upcoming cough-cold season: supply chain, illness...

August 22, 2010

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced that flu shots now are available at all of their...

August 22, 2010

In the aftermath of the H1N1 flu pandemic that dominated airwaves during last year’s cough-cold-flu...

August 22, 2010

The cultivation of cereals for human consumption helped give rise to the first civilizations, but...

August 22, 2010

TransMedia Group on Monday reported it has been retained by IntelliGender to promote that company’s...

BOCA RATON, Fla. TransMedia Group on Monday reported it has been retained by IntelliGender to promote that company’s Gender Prediction Test, a simple-to-use urine test that provides immediate gender results.

 

August 19, 2010

BioMarin Pharmaceutical has acquired privately owned biotechnology company ZyStor Therapeutics for $22 million, BioMarin said....

August 19, 2010

Everlast Sports Nutrition on Thursday announced the launch of its ProLine collection, a sports nutrition...

NEW YORK Everlast Sports Nutrition on Thursday announced the launch of its ProLine collection, a sports nutrition line of products for pre- and post-workout.

Developed by a team of industry professionals to include nutritionists, athletes and fitness-enthusiasts, ProLine was created to deliver scientifically validated ingredients in proven cutting-edge sports nutrition products for optimum athletic performance, the company stated.

August 19, 2010

Cases of food poisoning in consumers eating eggs from an Iowa-based company have prompted a...

August 19, 2010

RediClinic, which operates more than 20 clinics in H-E-B grocery stores in Houston and Austin,...