February 15, 2013

A smoking cessation program developed by the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy will be deployed through Safeway pharmacies, the university announced. As part of the program, Safeway pharmacists will receive special training in counseling techniques.

It's one of the first partnerships of its kind and another example of how community pharmacy will be stepping into a more preventive healthcare role. You can expect to see more types of these smoking cessation programs along with other proactive health interventions tackling weight loss and encouraging healthier behaviors.

February 15, 2013

Telehealth is expected to experience a sharp rise in the number of patients, according a new report by health market research firm IHS, which projects that telehealth will reach 1.8 million patients around the world by 2017.

February 14, 2013

Safeway pharmacists will use a program developed by the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy to help people quit smoking, under a partnership with the supermarket operator announced by the university.

February 13, 2013

Nicole by OPI will produce three custom nail lacquer shades for Kellogg's Special K starting in April under a partnership with the cereal brand.

February 13, 2013

Shopkick, a shopping app, on Wednesday announced that Nielsen ranked Shopkick No. 34 out of approximately 1 million apps in December 2012.

February 13, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart and RBC Insurance have announced the launch of co-branded travel insurance product offerings to be sold exclusively online through the Shoppers Drug Mart website beginning Feb. 16.

February 6, 2013

Kmart is marking Black History Month in February with a financial empowerment campaign aimed at African-Americans, the mass merchandise retailer said.

February 4, 2013

Prescription vial manufacturer Rexam has a deal with Rx Timer Cap to adapt the cap to its vials, Rexam said.

January 30, 2013

The winner of a contest sponsored by the Quaker Oats Co. will appear with an NFL rookie quarterback in an event sponsored by the company to promote healthy living.

January 30, 2013

Safeway and ExxonMobil announced a new loyalty program that will award customers in the Mid-Atlantic region Reward Points, redeemable at any ExxonMobil station, for products purchased at Safeway.

January 28, 2013

U.S. generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has entered a deal with South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical to acquire exclusive distribution rights for a Hanmi drug used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, Amneal said Monday.

January 28, 2013

In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

December 21, 2012

Though total same-store sales were down 8%, Walgreens Friday morning characterized a first quarter lifted by a steady influx of returning Express Scripts patients and driven by a steady stream of new Balance Rewards members.

December 19, 2012

A sheet designed to fade and flatten C-section scars is available at Buybuy Baby stores, the manufacturer said.

December 13, 2012

Makers of Cold-EEZE, Prophase Labs, a leader in OTC natural cold remedies, has announced its support for the Daily News Readers' "Care to Feed the Hungry Canned Food Drive."

December 11, 2012

Aetna and Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Tuesday announced an evidence-based program designed to improve cancer care in Michigan.

November 30, 2012

Walgreens is welcoming the public on Dec. 1 to the official opening of its 8,000th store nationwide and its first flagship store on the West Coast, located in Los Angeles at the iconic corner of Sunset and Vine.

November 29, 2012

The success of Rite Aid’s Wellness store is in the experience. It’s welcoming. It’s engaging. And across various touchpoints throughout the store, it helps guide Rite Aid customers toward however it is they define “well.” That’s as much a function of design of the stores as it is the people and the products in those stores.


November 29, 2012

Ultimately, there’s no “retail pharmacy” without the “pharmacy,” and that’s true of any store that dispenses prescription drugs — whether it’s a small independent drug store, a nationwide chain, a supermarket or a mass merchandiser. But in many respects, Rite Aid is trying to make the “pharmacy” component of that phrase just a little bit bigger.


November 29, 2012

The entirety of Rite Aid’s marketing message can really be broken down to just two simple, yet powerful words: 
wellness empowerment. 


November 28, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced it is partnering with the National Osteoporosis Foundation in hosting a free webinar for pharmacists and nurse practitioners around updated recommendations and research of calcium and vitamin D.

November 28, 2012

Nutramax Laboratories on Wednesday announced the nationwide launch of Cosequin for Dogs into Walmart stores.

November 16, 2012

In the wake of a summer rebranding campaign aimed at active, health-conscious consumers, AquaHydrate on Thursday announced expansion of its distribution through GNC.

November 15, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic and UT Medicine San Antonio, the academic medical practice of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to healthcare services in the region.