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January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status. Nine states are reporting high influenza-like activity (a metric that captures the severity of a flu outbreak) and 25 states are reporting widespread activity (a metric that captures the estimated level of spread of influenza activity through state and territorial epidemiologists reports.)

January 14, 2011

The battle for the prescription status of methamphetamine precursor/popular cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine now is heating up in Kentucky, just a few days following a Nevada news report that suggested the state will be considering PSE prescription-only requirements just as soon as a bill is introduced by Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The battle for the prescription status of methamphetamine precursor/popular cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine now is heating up in Kentucky, just a few days following a Nevada news report that suggested the state will be considering PSE prescription-only requirements just as soon as a bill is introduced by Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno.

January 13, 2011

Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Sen. Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, is working with Carson City district attorney Neil Rombardo on introducing a bill to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine as a tool to cut down on illicit methamphetamine production, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday evening.

January 10, 2011

Hygenic/Performance Health, makers of Perform and Biofreeze pain relievers, donated Perform pain reliever product samples and coupons in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 Run to Stop MS, MS Walks and MS Bike events.

AKRON, Ohio — Hygenic/Performance Health, makers of Perform and Biofreeze pain relievers, donated Perform pain reliever product samples and coupons in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 Run to Stop MS, MS Walks and MS Bike events.

January 7, 2011

Nearly 500 retailers in Mississippi had to submit to Food and Drug Administration inspections concerning alleged tobacco sales to minors, the FDA said Friday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Nearly 500 retailers in Mississippi had to submit to Food and Drug Administration inspections concerning alleged tobacco sales to minors, the FDA said Friday.

The FDA said it visited 493 retailers and issued 25 warning letters over the last three months using state inspectors the agency had commissioned. Mississippi was the first state to participate in the FDA’s State Enforcement Program, which started in the summer and is designed to enforce provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and implement regulations.

December 14, 2010

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has accredited specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Axium said Tuesday.

LAKE MARY, Fla. — The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has accredited specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Axium said Tuesday.

October 20, 2010

A pharmacy that specializes in serving patients with chronic medical conditions has received accreditation status...

September 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for reducing relapses in patients with...

SILVER SPRING, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for reducing relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis.

 

The FDA announced Wednesday the approval of Swiss drug maker Novartis’ Gilenia (fingolimod) capsules, saying it was the first oral drug that can slow the progression of disability in patients with MS and offered an alternative to injected drugs.

 

 

Around 400,000 people in the United States and 2.1 million worldwide have MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

September 12, 2010

Three-out-of-4 new moms initiate breast-feeding, according to the "2010 Breast-feeding Report Card" released Monday by...

September 12, 2010

This year’s third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, which was held at the whimsically themed...

August 22, 2010

With nearly 500 nurse practitioners showing up for the Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by...

August 5, 2010

This year's third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT This year's third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, was pivotal, as the event attracted nearly 500 nurse practitioners and was held during the first official National Convention Care Clinic Week, which was created to support the goals and ideals of raising awareness for the need of accessible, cost-effective, quality healthcare options in the United States. To top it off, Lt. Col. Corina M. Barrow, Army Nurse Corps, Nurse Corps Detailee for Sen.

August 2, 2010

The third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress kicked off here Monday, attracting nearly 500 nurse...

ORLANDO, Fla. The third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress kicked off here Monday, attracting nearly 500 nurse practitioners for the two-and-a-half-day live continuing education conference for retail-based healthcare providers. Hosted by Retail Clinician magazine in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, RCEC 2010 convened in line with the start of National Convenient Care Clinic Week, which became official last week when Sens. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Thad Cochran, D-Miss., introduced a Senate resolution.

August 1, 2010

Take Care Health Systems has praised the designation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week by...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems has praised the designation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week by Sens. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

National Convenient Care Clinic Week plays out against the backdrop of the third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group/Retail Clinician magazine and the Convenient Care Association.

June 29, 2010

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in...

WASHINGTON Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia, according to "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010," a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Tuesday.

More than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25%. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20%.

June 6, 2010

Mississippi’s state Medicaid authority has reversed proposed cuts to the program’s reimbursements, eliciting praise from...

January 31, 2010

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Saturday announced a legislative line for consumers to call...

January 21, 2010

Four Mississippi legislators earlier this month added the Magnolia State as one of those states...