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May 20, 2011

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend that the FDA retain approval of an Abbott drug for high cholesterol in combination with a statin.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend that the FDA retain approval of an Abbott drug for high cholesterol in combination with a statin.

The FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee met Thursday to discuss whether to recommend continued FDA approval of Trilipix (fenofibric acid) in combination with simvastatin in patients with mixed dyslipidemia and a high risk of heart disease. The FDA is not bound by advisory committee votes, but usually follows them.

April 27, 2011

A biopharmaceutical company has appointed a new CFO.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A biopharmaceutical company has appointed a new CFO.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals named Mark Fitzpatrick as the company's new CFO. Fitzpatrick joins the company, which is focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat severe lipid disorders, from Proteon Therapeutics, where he served as VP, CFO and assistant secretary.

April 25, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is taking its focus on preventive care to the streets with its 2011 To Your Health program, staging more than 800 events around the country and screening patients for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density and vision. Each To Your Health event offers customers access to as much as $150 worth of health screenings, as well as medical reviews with CVS pharmacists; consultations with doctors; dental and chiropractic screenings; and referrals for mammograms and pap smears in certain locations.


April 25, 2011

ShopRite is striving to help its shoppers shop right by focusing on health and wellness and added convenience. To help customers live healthier lives, the grocer has, at select locations, an on-site registered dietitian. 


Wakefern implemented the retail dietitian program in 2006, and today there are 20 retail dietitians working in 23 ShopRite locations.


March 15, 2011

A drug under investigation as a treatment for a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormally high triglyceride levels in the blood has received orphan-drug designation from the Food and Drug Administration.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A drug under investigation as a treatment for a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormally high triglyceride levels in the blood has received orphan-drug designation from the Food and Drug Administration.

February 28, 2011

CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of the 2011 To Your Health program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program is designed to help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of the 2011 To Your Health program, offering free preventive health screenings at more than 800 events in communities across the country. The program is designed to help Americans determine their risk for chronic diseases and get them on a path to better health.

The program will get under way in Houston on March 5, and continue in Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami.

January 26, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals is seeking regulatory approval for a generic drug for high cholesterol.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Watson Pharmaceuticals is seeking regulatory approval for a generic drug for high cholesterol.

Watson, through subsidiary Watson Labs, said it applied for approval of a generic version of Daiichi Sankyo’s and Genzyme’s Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride). The drug, a powdered oral suspension, is used to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol in patients with primary hyperlipidemia, either alone or in combination with a statin.

January 6, 2011

Patients with one or more out of four chronic diseases studied who take their medications as prescribed may save the healthcare system as much as $7,800 per patient annually, according to findings of a new CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Patients with one or more out of four chronic diseases studied who take their medications as prescribed may save the healthcare system as much as $7,800 per patient annually, according to findings of a new CVS Caremark study analyzing annual pharmacy and medical costs over a three-year period.

November 16, 2010

Patients taking an investigational treatment for cardiovascular disease showed big improvements in cholesterol levels, according...

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. Patients taking an investigational treatment for cardiovascular disease showed big improvements in cholesterol levels, according to late-stage clinical trial results released Wednesday.

 

September 6, 2010

With September marked as National Cholesterol Education Month, drug maker AstraZeneca is using the occasion...

WILMINGTON, Del. With September marked as National Cholesterol Education Month, drug maker AstraZeneca is using the occasion to push lifestyles that promote low cholesterol, the Anglo-Swedish company said.

 

AstraZeneca, which markets the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium), is pushing such habits as a healthy diet and exercise as ways to keep cholesterol down. According to the American Heart Association, 102 million Americans ages 20 years and older have borderline-high or high cholesterol.

 

 

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 18, 2010

UnitedHealthcare and Affiliated Associations of America on Thursday announced that complimentary at-home health screening kits...

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. UnitedHealthcare and Affiliated Associations of America on Thursday announced that complimentary at-home health screening kits now are available to the approximate 9,000 AAOA employees and their families.

The kits, developed by Santa Barbara, Calif.-based BioIQ, enable individuals to more easily test for such conditions as diabetes and heart disease, and help patients work with their doctors to more quickly develop appropriate treatment plans.

 

August 5, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme and Isis Pharmaceuticals have finished late-stage clinical trials of a cholesterol-lowering drug,...

June 20, 2010

A new cholesterol drug made by Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America has become available,...

June 16, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is bringing its To Your Health community wellness program to the Philadelphia area starting...

June 9, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is bringing its To Your Health community wellness program to the Washington, D.C., area...

May 16, 2010

For the second time, Walgreens and AARP are teaming up to bring free preventive health...

May 10, 2010

A pooled analysis of 25 trials found that nut consumption may improve blood cholesterol levels....

May 4, 2010

A subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent to a drug for high cholesterol,...

March 31, 2010

MinuteClinic officially announced the introduction of new health-condition monitoring services for patients with diabetes, high...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. MinuteClinic officially announced the introduction of new health-condition monitoring services for patients with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and asthma.

March 18, 2010

Patients taking a common drug for treating high cholesterol may be at increased risk of...

March 8, 2010

Care offered to patients improved when physicians collaborated with community pharmacists, according to a Canadian...

MONTREAL Care offered to patients improved when physicians collaborated with community pharmacists, according to a Canadian study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

 

Researchers at the Universite de Montreal and McGill University focused on patients with high cholesterol at risk for developing cardiovascular disease, recruiting 77 physicians, 108 pharmacists and 225 patients.

 

 

February 10, 2010

Obese children carry a risk of dying before age 55 years, more than twice that...

February 9, 2010

CVS/pharmacy will be offering free health risk assessments and screenings to people in underserved areas...

February 9, 2010

A drug for treating a genetic cholesterol disorder decreased levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol in...