Content about Influenza pandemic

June 28, 2010

Abbott Labs may sell off its flu vaccine business, according to published reports....

June 6, 2010

H1N1 proved to be a significant driver behind cough-cold sales this past season, though overall...

May 9, 2010

Walgreens will be honored later this month for the contributions made to Americans’ preventive health...

WASHINGTON Walgreens will be honored later this month for the contributions made to Americans’ preventive health through its massive immunization program during the 2009 to 2010 influenza season.

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.

 

February 25, 2010

A panel of immunization experts reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

ATLANTA A panel of immunization experts reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday voted to expand the recommendation for annual influenza vaccination to include all people ages 6 months and older, a marked change from recommendations in the past that identified high-priority groups by age and condition, groups that apply to approximately 85% of the population.

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 17, 2010

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

February 7, 2010

Negotiations between Novavax and ROVI Pharmaceuticals collapsed after the two companies failed to find common...

January 31, 2010

The flu news coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week...

January 10, 2010

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

January 7, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged the public and healthcare professionals...

January 7, 2010

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

January 7, 2010

An organization catering to the drug retailing industry applauded the Department of Health and Human...

January 3, 2010

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

November 29, 2009

Imitation may be the best form of flattery, but CVS' store brand equivalent to Boiron's...

Imitation may be the best form of flattery, but CVS' store brand equivalent to Boiron's Oscillo speaks volumes to something else: The gaining popularity of homeopathy.

And that's especially true this year, as concerns over the novel H1N1 flu pandemic have driven scores of consumers into their pharmacies in search of safe and effective symptomatic relief solutions.

October 15, 2009

There still is widespread concern over the safety and efficacy of the new H1N1 influenza...

NEW YORK There still is widespread concern over the safety and efficacy of the new H1N1 influenza vaccine, despite public assurances from executives at the highest levels of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the point agency around the H1N1 pandemic — that the H1N1 vaccines have been subject to the same safety and efficacy protocols as seasonal vaccine, which generally is considered both safe and effective.

 

October 8, 2009

No matter how this season breaks out — in terms of numbers of people who...

NEW YORK No matter how this season breaks out — in terms of numbers of people who become sick with the cold or flu, or in terms of how severe their symptoms may be — there is one sure thing: People know about the flu vaccine. And through this government Web site, they can find out where to get that vaccine if they are so inclined.

 

September 20, 2009

This story was picked up yesterday by our Drug Store News team for the Weekly...

NEW YORK This story was picked up yesterday by our Drug Store News team for the Weekly Drug Fix as a prime example of the convenience that an established drug store footprint, combined with a burgeoning retail-based convenient clinic care model, can deliver to the American public.

 

September 13, 2009

There’s a reason there is such a great emphasis on school-aged children with the pending...

NEW YORK There’s a reason there is such a great emphasis on school-aged children with the pending “return” (it in fact never left) of the H1N1 influenza pandemic. That’s because kids are more likely to get sick from colds and flu — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children come down with a cold and/or flu between five and six times per year.

August 23, 2009

When’s the last time an entire endcap has been dedicated against hand sanitizer?...

When’s the last time an entire endcap has been dedicated against hand sanitizer?

That’s the power of the novel H1N1 pandemic flu that will be returning to a school/workplace near you this fall. What are the chances this endcap will be rampant with empty spaces after the first few months of the season?

August 23, 2009

On the surface, this news highlights how serious the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

NEW YORK On the surface, this news highlights how serious the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take that “prevention” piece of their title. The fact of the matter is the novel H1N1 influenza pandemic, the virus that ran rampant in the spring, giving the United States a little taste of what could come, will be the top billing this coming cough-cold-flu season.