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June 24, 2010

PatientPoint, whose core offering is a self-service kiosk that automates check-in and check-out processes in...

ORLANDO, Fla. PatientPoint, whose core offering is a self-service kiosk that automates check-in and check-out processes in retail clinic environments and physician offices, has named Raj Toleti CEO.

Previously, Toleti founded Galvanon, a technology company focused on improving the patient experience, which was acquired by NCR in 2005. While at Galvanon, he oversaw the introduction of the first commercially available patient self-service kiosk and software platform to automate patient check-in and intake processes at hospitals and physician offices.

June 24, 2010

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, which currently has three locations, and Pilot Travel Centers have...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, which currently has three locations, and Pilot Travel Centers have announced the opening of three new medical clinics, with plans for an additional six locations throughout the United States by the end of the year.

June 24, 2010

Natrol on Thursday announced that it has created a Natrol for Women grouping throughout Walmart’s...

CHATSWORTH, Calif. Natrol on Thursday announced that it has created a Natrol for Women grouping throughout Walmart’s in-store vitamin section, which incorporates 10 Natrol brand nutraceuticals that specifically address the health needs of adult women during various life stages.

 

June 22, 2010

Visine has developed a new eye-drop formula that relieves eye redness and irritation....

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. Visine has developed a new eye-drop formula that relieves eye redness and irritation.

New Visine maximum redness relief formula uses a special Hydroblend formula to soothe irritation and provide up to ten hours of comfort, Visine said. In line with the product launch, Visine has developed a free app for iPhone and iPod Touch -- the Visine red eye remover application -- that eliminates red eye from consumers' photos in moments.

June 21, 2010

Cases of the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma are expected to almost double before the...

NEW YORK Cases of the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma are expected to almost double before the end of the decade, according to a new report by research firm Datamonitor.

 

Research by the company indicated that cases of melanoma could go from the 138,000 new cases expected this year to 227,000 by 2019.

 

 

June 21, 2010

More than two-thirds of Americans are worried about losing their minds, according to a recent...

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. More than two-thirds of Americans are worried about losing their minds, according to a recent poll released Monday. Or rather, 69% of Americans are concerned about maintaining a healthy, active and sharp mind, the survey -- conducted by Opinion Research Corp. on behalf of Pharmavite -- found. Almost as many respondents (68%) reported having experienced some form of cognitive decline.

June 21, 2010

The nation's largest retailer has teamed up with a drug company to provide an affordable...

INDIANAPOLIS The nation's largest retailer has teamed up with a drug company to provide an affordable insulin option for people with diabetes.

Lilly's Humulin will be offered by mid-September to Walmart pharmacy patients under the dual-branded name Humulin ReliOn, including 10 mL vials of Humulin R U-100, Humulin N and Humulin 70/30 formulations.

June 20, 2010

The hemoglobin A1c test may not provide accurate results for elderly Asians, according to published...

NEW YORK The hemoglobin A1c test may not provide accurate results for elderly Asians, according to published reports about a new study.

 

The American Diabetes Association said the test works when doctors use an A1c reading of 6.5% to indicate diabetes, but the study, conducted in Singapore, found that the cutoff often misses the disease in older Asians. The study was conducted on participants between the ages of 20 and 93 years.

 

 

June 17, 2010

A new survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National...

WASHINGTON A new survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics found that obesity and diabetes rates are at peak levels since the data collection for such conditions began more than 10 years ago.

June 16, 2010

MemorialCare Health System has announced that it will open three new retail-based health clinics here...

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. MemorialCare Health System has announced that it will open three new retail-based health clinics here at Albertsons/Sav-On stores in July.

The clinics, called MemorialCare HealthExpress, will be located in Huntington Beach, Irvine and Mission Viejo. They will be staffed by nurse practitioners and will be led by MemorialCare-affiliated physicians. The clinics will provide care for basic medical conditions, common illnesses and routine vaccinations.

June 15, 2010

McNeil Consumer Healthcare once again is recalling certain lots of its products as it is...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. McNeil Consumer Healthcare once again is recalling certain lots of its products as it is probed by federal investigators for its recall of children’s cough-cold products and manufacturing plant closure.

June 14, 2010

CVS Caremark's proactive approach to workplace health and its investment in programs that help employees...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark's proactive approach to workplace health and its investment in programs that help employees and their families make better choices about their health and well-being has been recognized with an award from the National Business Group on Health, the company announced on Tuesday.

June 9, 2010

Bayer on Wednesday received a silver Medical Design Excellence Award for its Countour USB meter,...

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Bayer on Wednesday received a silver Medical Design Excellence Award for its Countour USB meter, the company announced. The MDEA recognizes excellence in medical product design and manufacturing.

 

"Winning a Medical Design Excellence Award is quite an honor," stated Rick Kates, Bayer global senior director, digital health. "We're gratified that the innovation and hard work that went into bringing this product to life has been so richly recognized.”

 

 

June 9, 2010

The Convenient Care Association has announced the creation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week, Aug....

NEW YORK The Convenient Care Association has announced the creation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week, Aug. 2 to 6, which will be held in conjunction with The Drug Store News Group/Retail Clinician magazine's annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

"We are very excited to launch Convenient Care Week. Convenient care clinics and their providers are part of the solution to ensure that all Americans have access to quality primary care when and where they need it at a price they can afford," stated Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the CCA.

June 9, 2010

Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all...

WASHINGTON Of the 82% of consumers surveyed who considered themselves "well" or "adequately" insured, nearly all (96%) were somewhat or very satisfied with their health plans overall, according to a new poll.

 

June 8, 2010

Walgreens and General Dynamics Electric Boat have joined forces to open a second on-site pharmacy,...

GROTON, Conn. Walgreens and General Dynamics Electric Boat have joined forces to open a second on-site pharmacy, this one at the company’s Groton, Conn., shipyard.

June 6, 2010

Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched what the company calls the world's smallest insulin pen...

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched what the company calls the world's smallest insulin pen needle.

The BD Ultra-Fine Nano provides glucose control of typical longer insulin pen needles but with less pain upon injection, BD said.

 

June 6, 2010

African-Americans seeking help with their Type 2 diabetes management can look no further than a...

INDIANAPOLIS African-Americans seeking help with their Type 2 diabetes management can look no further than a free webisode series on FACE-Diabetes.com.

Part of Eli Lilly's Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered Diabetes initiative, the F.A.C.E. webisode series provides virtual diabetes-friendly cooking demonstrations, culturally relevant eating and lifestyle tips, and useful advice from a physical fitness expert and certified diabetes educator.

June 6, 2010

Underscoring the value of the nurse practitioner in the convenient care industry, CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —Underscoring the value of the nurse practitioner in the convenient care industry, CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has named Vermont state commissioner Paulette Thabault as its new chief nurse practitioner officer.

In this role, which is a new position at MinuteClinic, Thabault will provide leadership to clinicians who staff MinuteClinic health centers and will help lead MinuteClinic’s clinical service excellence.

June 2, 2010

In consultation with the Food and Drug Administration, Blacksmith Brands last week voluntarily recalled all...

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. In consultation with the Food and Drug Administration, Blacksmith Brands last week voluntarily recalled all lots of four children's products in the PediaCare line. The products were manufactured for Blacksmith Brands by McNeil Consumer Healthcare at McNeil's Fort Washington, Pa., plant.

 

The four PediaCare items involved in the recall are:

June 2, 2010

Target is looking to open eight new clinic locations this September, which includes new clinics...

MINNEAPOLIS Target is looking to open eight new clinic locations this September, which includes new clinics at Target stores in Chicago and three in the Palm Beach, Fla., area.

Target introduced the Target Clinic in 2006 and currently operates 28 nurse practitioner-staffed locations in Minnesota and Maryland.

June 2, 2010

The Little Clinic has announced that its 18 locations in Columbus and Cincinnati have added...

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — The Little Clinic has announced that its 18 locations in Columbus and Cincinnati have added Medical Mutual of Ohio to their group of accepted insurances.

"We are pleased to add Medical Mutual of Ohio to our roster of accepted plans in Ohio as almost 20% of Ohioans have Medical Mutual coverage," stated Rob Pantoja, CFO. "This announcement represents another step forward in our commitment to bring convenient, accessible and affordable healthcare to consumers in the Cincinnati, Columbus and surrounding communities."

June 1, 2010

With camp season, team practices and summer sports leagues right around the corner, administrators soon...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. With camp season, team practices and summer sports leagues right around the corner, administrators soon will be asking for completed physical exam forms before a child or teen is able to participate, so MinuteClinic is offering exams at a special rate through Sept. 19.

Through Sept. 19, exams will be priced at $35. Additional charges may apply for more thorough exam requirements, such as urinalysis. Insurance is not accepted for physical exams. Requirements for physicals vary by state, and services are not available in Massachusetts.

June 1, 2010

RediClinic, which operates 22 clinics in H-E-B grocery stores in Houston and Austin, Texas, has...

HOUSTON RediClinic, which operates 22 clinics in H-E-B grocery stores in Houston and Austin, Texas, has named former Duane Reade executive Jeff Thompson as its VP marketing, and David Molotsky as its VP human resources.

June 1, 2010

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic now is offering nebulizer breathing treatments....

HOUSTON Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic now is offering nebulizer breathing treatments.

Through the use of a clinically supervised nebulizer treatment, patients can breathe medication directly to the lungs, helping to ease airway inflammation and allowing for easier breathing.

The treatment is designed for those patients experiencing wheezing, coughing and trouble breathing caused by such respiratory conditions as asthma, reactive airway disease and bronchitis.