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  • Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies
    It just might be the only unwelcome sign of spring: Seasonal Allergies. The sniffling, sneezing and burning eyes are back. "The pollen count is higher than normal this year, mainly because of the prolonged cold we had in the winter", says FOXCT...
  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations
    The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk? Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...
  • Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication

    Raising Awareness About Morning Sickness Medication
    Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women.  "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
  • UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

    The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help...
  • Step therapy encourages sticking to Rx: My Word

    A subject that is receiving attention from Florida legislators this session relates to the use of pharmaceuticals and how those prescription drugs are provided to patients. A topic of particular interest is step therapy, where patients are prescribed...
  • UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal

    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. UnitedHealth...
  • UnitedHealth buys pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran for $13B

    MINNEAPOLIS UnitedHealth Group Inc. is getting much bigger with a $12.8 billion deal to expand its prescription-drug benefit management business. UnitedHealth's stand-alone pharmacy-benefit management unit, OptumRx, announced Monday morning that it is...
  • GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general

    GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general
    Nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc. is cleared to sell some of its most popular products, including echinacea, ginseng and St. John’s Wort, under an agreement announced Monday with New York’s attorney general. State...
  • Horizon Pharma buying Hyperion for about $1.1 billion

    Irish firm Horizon Pharma is buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion, gaining two treatments for genetic disorders. Dublin-based Horizon Pharma said Monday that it would pay $46 a share for the Brisbane, Calif., company, marking a 5.6%...
  • Hospira's first biosimilar could be its first to gain FDA approval

    Lake Forest-based Hospira released clinical data Friday for its drug Retacrit, which could become the company's first U.S.-approved biosimilar drug. Retacrit, approved in Europe since 2008, treats anemia as a similar, low-cost version of Amgen's biologic...