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Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and ...

Debate Over Advertising Prescription Drugs to Consumers Goes Online at New ProCon.org Website

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created the new website www.prescriptiondrugs.procon.org to explore the core question "Should prescription drugs be advertised...

Center for Medicines & Healthy Aging(C) and BidRx(R) Partner to Help Consumers Save on Prescription Medications

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans take one or more prescription medicines on a regular basis, and 40% of community-dwelling seniors take five or more. With the recent downturn in the economy and increase in unemployment, many people are l...

Econo Lodge Hotels Team with Strikeouts For Troops to Help Consumers Send Personal 'Thank You' Notes to U.S. Armed Forces

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- How would you choose to say "Thank You"? "I am honored to thank each and every one of you. You make me proud." "I get teary-eyed when I think of all our troops have done to impact my life and the lives of others throughout the...

European Consumers Share a High Interest in Healthcare, but Hold Varied Views on Many Health Issues New TNS Healthcare Study Reveals Both Differences and Similarities in Health Views across Europe

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90% of consumers across the five major European markets--the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain-share an interest in health, according to a new study by TNS Healthcare, a Kantar Health Company. European woman are significantly more concerned with health...

Federal Trade Commission Reports: Authorized Generics, During the 180-day Exclusivity Period, Benefit Consumers and the American Healthcare System

- Authorized Generics Benefit Consumers and Save the American Healthcare System Money CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories , a Mason-based independent authorized generic company, applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for issuing their interim report on the short and ...

Consumer Reports 'Best Buy Drug' for Enlarged Prostate Could Save Consumers Nearly $3,000 a Year

Flomax Is Case Study of How Costly Drugs Drive Up Health Costs YONKERS, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, the generic drug doxazosin is as safe and effective as the widely advertised drug Flomax for treating the s...

National Restaurant Association Backs Bipartisan Senate Agreement to Empower Consumers Nationwide With More Nutrition Information

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association today released the following statement from President and CEO Dawn Sweeney about a bipartisan Senate agreement on a national nutrition information standard: "Today, Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Tom Carper (D-D...

Families, Consumers of Home Care Impacted by Budget Cuts to Hold Noon Vigil Outside Fresno Board of Supervisors Meeting as Clock Ticks Down to July 1st Deadline

FRESNO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Representatives and supporters, including SEIU UHW, of the more than 12,000 families who rely on In-Home Support Services to care for elderly or disabled loved ones will hold a vigil on Tuesday at noon outside of the Fresno Board of Supervisors meet...

New Health Monitoring and Health Tracking Website, VitalsTracker.com, Helps Health Consumers Organize Important Medical Data

VitalsTracker.com is a new launched online tool for health care consumers to track essential health care readings such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight. Special website tools allow users to track their health progress over time and communicate their health data to their health care prov...

Healthcarebluebook.com: DC Area Consumers Must Stop Overpaying for Tests and Treatments

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is the cash price for an MRI of the cervical spine without contrast $1056.00 at an imaging center in Rockville, MD and $2710.00 14 miles away in Chevy Chase, MD? How can two facilities located just outside of Washington, DC vary so much in their pricing for ...

Nurse Response Partners With Healthwise to Help Consumers Make Informed Decisions on Health

Focus on prevention and information can lead to healthier lives ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurse Response announced today a partnership with Healthwise(R) to rollout a new consumer health tool that will complement the quality telehealth services it currently provides to its customers. ...

New Survey Shows Consumers Making Effort to Buy Healthy Foods But Buyer Beware: 'Zero' Isn't Always Zero

PARAMUS, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans trying to eat healthier are looking to nutrition labels to help make better choices at the grocery store. But consumers who take those labels at face value may find they're not eating as healthy as they think. Nearly two-thirds of adu...

Qforma Launches New Database to Help Consumers Find Top Community Medical Experts

Presented by USA TODAY, City-wide Rosters to Include Thousands of America 's Most Influential Doctors by Disease Specialty and Location SANTA FE, N.M., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Qforma, an advanced analytics and predictive modeling company, is launching a new quarterly health feat...

Affinion Group Survey Reveals That Underinsured Consumers Need Alternate Solutions in Light of Current Economic Climate

Nearly half say unreimbursed loss of as little as $500 would have "severe" impact on financial stability NORWALK, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As unemployment rates continue to climb, one often overlooked aspect of people being laid-off is their access to affordable insurance. In a national ...

In Time for Better Hearing and Speech Month: VidaCura.com and Nexear Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Costly Hearing Aids

About 1 in 6 baby-boomers suffer from hearing loss. Hearing aids often cost thousand of dollars per pair and are not usually covered by insurance. VidaCura.com and Nexear saves consumers money on over-the-counter hearing aids starting at under $400 and includes a no-risk 30 day trial. ...

Along With Hand Washing and Covering Up When Coughing, Add Nose Washing to Steps Consumers Looking to Take for Flu Prevention

Neti Pots Show Increase In Searches, Social Media "Chatter," As Consumers Seek Protection Ideas Above and Beyond CDC Recommendations MADISON, Wis., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Add nose washing to the steps that consumers are looking to take -- in addition to frequent hand washing and coughing in ...

AVMA Advises Consumers That Pork and Pork Products Are Safe for Consumption

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is advising consumers concerned about the outbreak of the new virus being called swine influenza that neither exposure to pigs nor consumption of pork are risk factors for infection. "Th...

MinuteClinic is Educating Consumers About Swine Flu

--Flu Testing Services, Treatment and Prevention Available-- MINNEAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care centers in the United States, is prepared to answer consumers' questions about the swine flu (H1N1) and provide rapid testing...

$89 Million Proposed Class Action Settlement Provides Consumers and Insurers With Money Back for Celebrex and Bextra Purchases and Reimbursements

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal court in San Francisco has granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement with Pfizer Inc. ("Pfizer") about the marketing of the prescription drugs Bextra and Celebrex. The settlement in the case called In re Bextra and Celebrex Mar...

An Innovative New Book Helps Consumers Find Out if Their Doctors are Following Official Treatment Guidelines

Many don't know there are official treatment guidelines put forth by reputable organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. These guidelines help doctors know what therapies are the most effective and have the least amount of side effects. A new book educates...

Proposed $350 Million Class Action Settlement Regarding Drug Pricing Provides Consumers and Third-Party Payors With Money Back

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts has preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action with McKesson, a large drug wholesaler. The lawsuit, called New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund v. First DataBank...

Simmons Celebrates Earth Day by Encouraging Consumers To "Sleep Green"

Company promotes Natural Care line with eco-bedroom tips, pillow giveaway and Danny Seo appearance on HSN. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) April 21, 2009 -- In celebration of Earth Day, Simmons Bedding Company is encouraging consumers to "sleep green" in 2009 by creatin...

AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new series of national public service advertisements designed to encourage consumers to get involved in their health care by knowing and asking appropriate questions when visiting their doctor or other clinicians was launched today by the U.S. ...

Study Shows Consumers With High Deductible Health Plans Are More Savvy About Controlling Costs, Improving Health

Research indicates there is room for further education among consumers PHILADELPHIA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Research released today from Independence Blue Cross (IBC) shows that health care consumers who choose high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) --- which feature lower premiums and higher...

Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new series of national public service advertisements designed to encourage consumers to get involved in their health care by knowing and asking appropriate questions when visiting their doctors or other clinicians was launched today by the U.S. Department o...

New Drug Discount Card Can Save Consumers 70% on Medications

NeedyMeds announces a new drug discount card with significant savings on many medications. (Vocus) April 2, 2009 -- NeedyMeds, the Web's most comprehensive source of information on programs that help those in medical need, is now sponsoring a drug discount card. The car...

Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones

Federal court rules that truthful information regarding organic production practices may not be explicitly shared with consumers on product labels in Ohio GREENFIELD, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in Ohio and elsewhere who are seeking to avoid milk and other dairy products produce...

VIPPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Continues to Guide Consumers to Legitimate Internet Pharmacies

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Introduced by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP)(R) in February 1999, the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites(TM) (VIPPS)(R) program celebrates 10 years of protecting patients. The VIPPS program enables consumers...

Innovative Distribution Makes Purafilter2000 #1 for Consumers and Food & Drug Stores

HICKORY, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Purafilter2000 was named the top selling air filter in the food and drug category for the third year running by The Nielsen Company. Purafilter2000 says its game-changing business model is fueling major growth. Purafilter2000's unique direct-to-store d...

Natural & Organic Coupon Site Offers Consumers Real-Time Savings Alerts

Mambo Sprouts enhances online coupon tool for multi-brand natural and organic products COLLINGSWOOD, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Health-conscious consumers are looking for a way to save on their preferred natural and organic brands, and Mambo Sprouts is responding. Visitors to the Mam...

PWN Announces That Consumers Can Now Store webLAB Test Results In Their Microsoft HealthVault Account

Each day more consumers are turning to webLAB to save time and money by ordering general wellness lab tests online. Physicians Wellness Network (PWN) today announced that consumers can now store, track and trend their webLAB test results in their Microsoft HealthVault account. HealthVault is an...

New Probiotic Supplement Helps Consumers Fight Unhealthy Teeth and Gums

Exclusive Probiotic Works Naturally to Restore Oral Health CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunstar Americas, Inc., manufacturer of GUM(R) and Butler(R) brand products, has introduced GUM(R) PerioBalance(TM), one of the first probiotic supplements specifically created for oral health. GUM(R)...

Docs More Supportive of Stem Cell Research Funding Than Consumers After Viewing President's Speech

- Physicians across all political parties more supportive of stem cell research funding than consumers - FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study conducted among 962 physicians and consumers revealed that physicians are more supportive of stem cell research than consume...

New Web Site Will Help Consumers Find Lowest Local Prices for Prescription Drugs

www.PaRxPriceFinder.com is Part of Governor Rendell's Economic Recovery and Relief Initiative to Help Pennsylvania Families HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Web site demonstrated in Harrisburg today will help consumers find the lowest local prices for more than...

As Layoffs Increase Nationally, Atlanta's Coverdell Launches Suite of Healthcare Discount Programs; Saving Consumers Up to 60 Percent on Healthcare Spending

Atlanta-based Coverdell this week launched Reassurance Health -- a new suite of affordable healthcare discounts programs that will allow consumers nationwide to save up to 60 percent on out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Reassurance Health offers seven individual and family programs -- with discoun...

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Consumers Injured by Dangerous Drugs, Says Hissey Kientz, LLP

A ruling this week by the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the rights of consumers who are injured by dangerous drugs, according to Hissey Kientz, LLP . “The Supreme Court’s ruling this week is an important victory for plaintiffs who have been hurt by dangerous or defective drugs,&rdq...

AmericInn Hotels Kicks-Off 'Sleep Better America' With Launch of New Web Site to Educate Consumers About Insomnia and Sleep-Related Issues

CHANHASSEN, Minn., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AmericInn(R) International, LLC officially kicks off "Sleep Better America," the hotel chain's new sleep advocacy and awareness campaign, with the launch of http://www.sleepbetteramerica.net . The new Web portal is designed to educate consumers about sle...

Important Deadlines Near for $21 Million Class Action Settlement That Provides Consumers With Money Back for Over 200 Prescription Drugs

BOSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Important deadlines are approaching for class members of a proposed class action settlement related to the average wholesale prices of certain prescription drugs. The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted preliminary appro...

Taking the Stress Out of Funeral Planning, FuneralDecisions.com Offers Consumers an Innovative Approach

FuneralDecisions.com Is Officially Launched to Provide Consumers a Free-of-Charge Resource for Obtaining Information and Competitive Bids from Funeral Homes, Cremation Services and Cemeteries Nationwide NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- FuneralDecisions.com ( http://www.FuneralDecisions.com )...
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