Content about Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

August 16, 2010

Walgreens is gearing up to offer unprecedented access to flu shots, making immunizations available at...

August 10, 2010

The World Health Organization's director-general Margaret Chan issued a statement on Tuesday that the H1N1...

NEW YORK The World Health Organization's director-general Margaret Chan issued a statement on Tuesday that the H1N1 influenza has entered the post-pandemic period, but warned that the virus has not yet gone away.

While WHO has reported marginal levels of H1N1 transmission worldwide as of late, Chan said it expects the H1N1 virus to take on the behavior of a seasonal influenza virus and continue to circulate for some years to come.

 

May 13, 2010

Seven million vaccinations is a lot of flu shots. And if you’ll pardon the pun,...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Seven million vaccinations is a lot of flu shots. And if you’ll pardon the pun, it was more than enough to put Walgreens at the sticking point of the nation’s inoculation campaign against the H1N1 virus.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens tapped for national award for its flu vaccination efforts. For the full story, click here)

March 30, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still is recommending people who have not yet...

ATLANTA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still is recommending people who have not yet gotten their H1N1 flu shots that they do so. H1N1 vaccine is widely available, CDC officials noted.

In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the CDC that H1N1 has “not gone away,” with regional activity still being reported throughout the southeast, most notably in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Hospitalizations attributed to H1N1 have been on the rise for three consecutive weeks.

 

March 16, 2010

Matrixx Initiatives recently introduced a new line of Zicam products — Cold Remedy Plus, a...

PHOENIX Matrixx Initiatives recently introduced a new line of Zicam products — Cold Remedy Plus, a multi-ingredient formulation that both reduces the duration of the common cold and helps relieve the symptoms of someone who already has a cold.

The Cold Remedy Plus products, cherry-flavored Liqui-Loz and cherry-flavored Zavors, retail for a suggested $11.59. Two mint flavors — including a rapid melt and oral mist — will launch in the fall.

March 8, 2010

Rexam Personal Care, makers of mechanical foaming hand sanitizers, on Tuesday announced that the company...

February 28, 2010

Prompted by fear of a severe outbreak of H1N1, Illinois health officials, along with other...

CHICAGO Prompted by fear of a severe outbreak of H1N1, Illinois health officials, along with other states, temporarily allowed pharmacists to administer vaccine shots to children ages 9 years old. Now, drug stores are looking to get rid of the age restrictions altogether.

February 22, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Monday recommended...

ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Monday recommended that protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus, which was first identified last April, be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine starting this fall.

February 18, 2010

Patients who received a dose of between 5 and 45 micrograms of an investigational flu...

February 18, 2010

During a press conference held Thursday, the World Health Organization updated the status of the...

February 17, 2010

Merck is allowing healthcare providers to pre-order the flu vaccine Afluria (influenza virus vaccine) for...

February 4, 2010

Flu shot clinics have landed in baggage claim at airports across Indiana, according to local...

January 17, 2010

Healthcare professionals got a big “thank you” from the head of the Food and Drug...

January 14, 2010

Regional pharmacy chain Kerr Drug is gearing up for an H1N1 outbreak this spring, despite...

January 10, 2010

It’s important for three reasons. First, the government is making a strong push for people...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT It’s important for three reasons. First, the government is making a strong push for people to get their flu shots — both seasonal and H1N1. Second, that H1N1 flu shot is widely available at your local retail pharmacy. And third, this will further help establish retail pharmacy as the convenient go-to source for health.

January 10, 2010

All of the awareness driven around H1N1 certainly has created plenty of activity in the...

January 10, 2010

Rite Aid on Monday announced that it is joining the nationwide effort this week to...

January 10, 2010

Walgreens, which is offering H1N1 vaccinations at all of its pharmacies and Take Care Clinics...

January 10, 2010

Wegmans plans to begin offering H1N1 vaccinations to people ages 19 years and older by...

January 7, 2010

New scientific white paper suggests humidity levels in the home play a role in reducing the life of flu virus on surfaces and in the air.

January 7, 2010

A scientific white paper released last month suggests humidifiers may play an important role in...

January 4, 2010

CVS/pharmacy has expanded the availability of H1N1 flu vaccine to more than 220 stores throughout...

January 3, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to advocate getting the H1N1 influenza...

January 3, 2010

Rite Aid now is offering H1N1 flu shots by its certified immunizing pharmacists at 1,257...

January 3, 2010

The once-scarce H1N1 vaccine now is available daily at all of the more than 7,100...