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October 28, 2010

Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite...

WESTPORT, Conn. Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite the fact they are at higher risk for developing serious complications from poor oral hygiene, according to a study by dLife, a multimedia network serving the diabetes community, and market research firm SoundView Research.

Furthermore, more than half of active diabetes managers surveyed had not been advised by their dentists to take extra care to brush, floss or rinse daily.

October 27, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday commended the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific...

PARSIPPANY, N.J. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Thursday commended the Food and Drug Administration for holding a scientific workshop this week that focused on the risks and benefits associated with the long-term use of nicotine-replacement therapy products.

 

October 27, 2010

Supervalu on Thursday announced the launch of a comprehensive, whole-store health-and-wellness program called “living healthy...

MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu on Thursday announced the launch of a comprehensive, whole-store health-and-wellness program called “living healthy with my diabetes.”

 

The program offers a variety of resources to make life easier for customers living with diabetes, including educational materials, health screening tests, group and individual diabetes education and training programs, medication management consultations, nutrition information, dietary tools, products and other services.

 

 

October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA , S.C. (May 27) One of the nation's largest drug store chains has teamed up with a healthcare benefits company and a community solutions provider to raise awareness of the need for adequate vitamin D intake.

Walgreens, Aetna and United Way of the Midlands are continuing their efforts through a vitamin D giveaway program extension, which initially was kicked off earlier this year. The vitamin D awareness efforts will donate more than 25,000 samples, the companies said.

October 25, 2010

Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of ClearEars, earplugs that contain a polymer to...

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Cirrus Healthcare Products recently announced the launch of ClearEars, earplugs that contain a polymer to draw water from the ears after water activities. Consumers with glue ear, a condition in which thick, sticky fluid collects behind the eardrum, discovered that ClearEars helps to alleviate this condition, the company said.

 

October 25, 2010

An investigative vaccine made by Novartis appears to offer good protection against meningococcal disease in...

BASEL, Switzerland An investigative vaccine made by Novartis appears to offer good protection against meningococcal disease in infants, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial released Monday.

 

The Swiss drug maker said results of a phase-3 trial showed that Menveo (meningococcal group A, C, W135 and Y) induced immune responses in a high percentage of babies against four strains of the bacteria. Meningococcal disease occurs suddenly and can cause serious illness and often death during the first year of life.

 

 

October 25, 2010

Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology...

NEW ORLEANS Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology throughout the United States, e-prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s healthcare system by enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.

October 24, 2010

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, MinuteClinic is offering complimentary A1c tests beginning...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, MinuteClinic is offering complimentary A1c tests beginning Oct. 25 through Nov. 25, CVS Caremark has announced. The free tests, sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care, are available while supplies last.

October 21, 2010

A few days after it released a report on how awareness and education play an...

PRINCETON, N.J. A few days after it released a report on how awareness and education play an integral role in the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, Novo Nordisk is bringing it to the public.

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

WASHINGTON Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply divided over the controversial overhaul and its potential benefits, a new poll from the Associated Press and the GfK Group revealed.

 

October 21, 2010

The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic...

ATLANTA The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic proportions by 2050, costing the government millions.

 

October 21, 2010

Drug maker Hospira has launched a generic treatment for bacterial infections, Hospira said Thursday....

LAKE FOREST, Ill. Drug maker Hospira has launched a generic treatment for bacterial infections, Hospira said Thursday.

 

The company, which specializes in generic injectables, announced the launch of piperacillin and tazobactam for injection. The drug is a generic version of Pfizer’s Zosyn.

 

 

Various versions of the drug had sales of $797 million during the 12-month period ended in August, according to IMS Health. Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, also launched its own version of the drug Thursday.

October 21, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive from Warner Chilcott, the drug...

ARDEE, Ireland The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive from Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said Friday.

 

The company said it plans to launch Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets) early next year. The company said the contraceptive contains the lowest dosage of estrogen — 10 micrograms — of any oral contraceptive currently available in the U.S. market.

 

 

October 21, 2010

Sandoz has launched a generic antibiotic drug, the generics division of Swiss drug maker Novartis...

PRINCETON, N.J. Sandoz has launched a generic antibiotic drug, the generics division of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Thursday.

 

Sandoz announced the launch of piperacillin and tazobactam for injection. The drug is used to treat moderate to severe infections of bacteria resistant to piperacillin alone but vulnerable to the combination of the two drugs.

 

 

October 19, 2010

Americans can lower their total medical costs significantly by taking simple steps to prevent or...

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. Americans can lower their total medical costs significantly by taking simple steps to prevent or manage disease and by switching to generic drugs whenever possible, new research from health insurance giant Cigna confirmed.

October 18, 2010

American Diabetes Month will be celebrated this November, and the group leading the fight to...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. American Diabetes Month will be celebrated this November, and the group leading the fight to end the disease is encouraging others to join the movement.

 

Shortly after announcing that "Celebrity Apprentice" winner and Poison frontman Bret Michaels joined its "Stop Diabetes" movement, the American Diabetes Association has launched the "Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes" video contest, and has asked Americans to:

October 18, 2010

Dr. Reddy's disclosed on Tuesday it will market a generic peptic ulcer treatment....

HYDERABAD, India Dr. Reddy's disclosed on Tuesday it will market a generic peptic ulcer treatment.

Dr. Reddy's lansoprazole delayed-release capsules will be available in 15-mg and 30-mg strengths, the drug maker said. The capsules are the generic version of Takeda's Prevacid delayed-release capsules.

The FDA approved Dr. Reddy’s abbreviated new drug application for the drug on Oct. 15.

October 18, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating insomnia made by Actavis,...

MORRISTOWN, N.J. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for treating insomnia made by Actavis, the generic drug maker said Monday.

 

Actavis announced the approval of zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets in the 6.25-mg strength. The company has begun shipping the drug.

 

 

The drug is a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis’ Ambien CR, which had sales of around $129 million during the 12-month period ended in June, according to IMS Health.

 

October 18, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has pulled a lot of Tylenol off the market, following complaints of...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. McNeil Consumer Healthcare has pulled a lot of Tylenol off the market, following complaints of a musty odor.

McNeil said the uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole. The lot of Tylenol 8-Hour, 50-count bottles are part of lot number BCM155 and carry the following UPC code: 3 0045-0297-51 8.

October 17, 2010

Fera Pharmaceuticals has launched a preservative-free ointment for treating bacterial infections of the eye, the...

NEW YORK Fera Pharmaceuticals has launched a preservative-free ointment for treating bacterial infections of the eye, the company said Monday.

 

Fera said the launch of Garamycin (gentamicin sulfate) was to meet an unmet need for a preservative-free version of the drug. The Food and Drug Administration had received reports of allergic reactions in infants who had received formulations of the drug with preservatives.

 

 

October 17, 2010

Spurred by a difficult economy, over-the-counter medications increasingly are playing a dual role for consumers...

CHICAGO Spurred by a difficult economy, over-the-counter medications increasingly are playing a dual role for consumers looking to minimize healthcare expenditures, the SymphonyIRI Group found in a new research paper titled “Over-the-Counter Medications: State of the Industry 2010” that was released last week.

 

October 17, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Teva's abbreviated new drug application to market...

JERUSALEM The Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Teva's abbreviated new drug application to market a generic version of a drug designed to treat peptic ulcers.

The generic drug maker said that its drug, lansoprazole, is a generic version of Takeda’s Prevacid SoluTab. Annual sales of the branded product were approximately $453 million in the United States, according to IMS sales data.

Sandoz, the generics division of Swiss drug maker Novartis, also announced the launch of its own version of Prevacid SoluTab.

October 14, 2010

A local Blue Cross chapter has gained national recognition for its pilot diabetes program....

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. A local Blue Cross chapter has gained national recognition for its pilot diabetes program.

Anthem Blue Cross' health equities pilot is 1-of-7 programs recognized this year with a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award, an award developed by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the Harvard Medical School department of healthcare policy, Anthem Blue Cross said.

October 14, 2010

The American Podiatric Medical Association recently issued a series of recommendations for runners, including the...

BETHESDA, Md. The American Podiatric Medical Association recently issued a series of recommendations for runners, including the use of a self-massager designed for post-athletic activities. Specifically, the association recommended Health Enterprises’ therapeutic hot-and-cold foot massager, a product that carries the APMA seal of approval.

 

October 14, 2010

More young adults, particularly young women, are being hospitalized for diabetes-related issues, according to a...

NEW YORK More young adults, particularly young women, are being hospitalized for diabetes-related issues, according to a new study.

The study — published online in the Oct. 12 edition of Journal of Women's Health, led by Joyce Lee of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and colleagues — evaluated hospital discharges with a primary or secondary diagnosis of diabetes from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between 1993 and 2006.